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Dee T. Mitchell Investigates

Written by: Nigel Baldwin
Narrated by: Alison Steadman,Ruth Jones,Robert Pugh,Bill Stewart,Ian Targett,Gudrun Ure,full cast,Sue Johnston
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Publisher's Summary

Alison Steadman and Sue Johnston star as world-weary hack Dee T. Mitchell in these two mystery thrillers set in South Wales.

These two gripping crime dramas follow the dogged, imaginative and impressive investigations of Dee T. Mitchell, a reporter on a local Swansea newspaper, as she attempts to uncover the murders of two individuals and in the process exposes deep secrets and cover-ups across the Gower peninsula and beyond.

In Cordoba, when famous Welsh writer Raymond Turner is blown up on his yacht, Dee is sent to cover the memorial service. Interviewing grieving relatives isn't Dee's idea of a scoop, but when one of the mourners hints that Turner may have been murdered, her interest is piqued. Stuck in a rut, Dee hopes that this story could be the one to reinvigorate her and reignite her passion for journalism. So, teaming up with suave BBC sports correspondent Conrad De'Ath, she sets out to investigate - only to find herself probing three deaths, not one. Dee is determined to find out the truth - and soon uncovers a web of deceit involving the mysterious deaths of children across the Gower peninsula, and the cover-up of a potential national disaster....

Broad Canvasses sees investigative reporter Dee Mitchell return to Swansea from exile in Spain to find herself embroiled in cover-up and conspiracy. Her reputation draws her into the mysterious death of student Sarah Massey. Did Sarah uncover something untoward about a water pollution 'accident'?

Production credits:

Written by Nigel Baldwin. Cordoba produced and directed by Jane Dauncey. Broad Canvasses - A BBC Wales production for BBC Radio 4 directed by Alison Hindell. Original music by Laurie Scott Baker for both productions.

Cordoba

Cast:

 DT Mitchell - Alison Steadman
Conrad De'Ath - Bill Stewart
Thomas - Alan Towner
Geraint - Robin Griffith
Ieuan - Robert Pugh
Alex - Leslie Rooney
Turner - Tony Leader
Jenny - Ruth Jones
Charlene - Louise Holland
Richard - Ian Targett
Coastguard - Rhodri Hugh
'Tina' Turner - Gudrun Ure
Barry Jones - Laurence Allan
Rachel - Helen Griffin
Coroner - Dillwyn Owen
Raymond Turner - Tony Leader
Press Officer - Stacey Jefferson
Landlord - Brendan Charleson
Beth - Sue Jones-Davies
Detective - Gary Llewellyn
Olwen - Pam Hopkins
Gary - Andrew Wincott
Nurse - Marie Phillips
Smith - Ivor Roberts
Mrs Mitchell - Lawmary Champion
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 13 August-17 September 1992 

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 13th August - 17th September 1992.

Broad Canvasses

Cast:

 Dee T. Mitchell - Sue Johnston
Jarvis - Martin Troakes
Trevor/ Alan- Hugh Dickson
Thomas - David Middleton
Jack - Antony O'Donnell
Sarah/ Kelly - Siriol Jenkins
Taylor/ Carol - Manon Edwards
Richards - Ray Llewellyn
Peter/ Williams - Steffan Rhodri
Tracy - Lynne Seymour
Geraint - Huw Ceredig
Jane/ Sian - Clare Isaac
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 22 September-6th October 1997 

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 22nd September - 6th October 1997.

©2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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"Deft plotting and skilful storytelling." (Western Mail)

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  • 11-11-22

Some dramatisations date well, others don't

Save your credit for something else; cringey story line, background music and performance! Zero research done on the subjects covered