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Don't Cry, Tai Lake

Another murder case for Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police Bureau. Qiu Xiaolong's academic-turned-detective is drawn into the deadly affairs of a polluting chemical company.

Poet and gourmand Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police Bureau returns in another drama based on Qiu Xiaolong's crime novels. Chen's lakeside holiday is interrupted by the violent death of the boss of the Wuxi Number One Chemical Company. Will his blossoming relationship with a young environmental engineer compromise his covert investigation? Dramatised by Joy Wilkinson.

Song composed by Neil Brand
Directed by Toby Swift

'Don't Cry, Tai Lake' is the seventh of Qiu Xiaolong's Inspector Chen novels, all 10 of which have been dramatised for BBC Radio 4. They have sold over 1m copies and been translated into 20 languages.
"Witty and thrilling" The Daily Telegraph.
"A welcome alternative to Scandi-noir" The Observer.

57 minutes

Last on

Sun 18 Aug 2019 15:00


Role Contributor
Chen Jamie Zubairi
Shanshan Elizabeth Tan
Sergeant Huang Andrew Leung
Wang Neil McCaul
Mi Alice Hewkin
Sampan Man Clive Hayward
Fu Luke Bailey
Doctor Rupert Holliday Evans
Ji Lun Ryan Early
Author Qiu Xiaolong
Adaptor Joy Wilkinson
Director Toby Swift


  • Sat 12 May 2018 14:30
  • Sun 18 Aug 2019 15:00

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