Book review: Galbraith and the Midas Touch by Robert Barr


Galbraith and the Midas TouchGalbraith and the Midas Touch by Robert Barr

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

From BBC Radio 4 Extra:
1/6: A photograph circling the heads of three people at a party on a lawn sparks a new mystery for veteran detective Bill Galbraith. After spending days looking for him, Tommy Evans has finally tracked Galbraith down.

2/6: An East End criminal lawyer is threatened and a young man disappears. Starring Bernard Hepton as Galbraith. With Garard Green as Finch, Richard Davies as Evans, Robert Gillespie as Doc McDowall and Clive Merrison as Tully.

3/6: A file is stolen from a retired lawyer’s office and the investigation leads to the hunt for a widow. Vast wealth and secrets are both linked to a death. Starring Bernard Hepton as Galbraith. With Garard Green as Finch, Richard Davies as Evans, Margery Withers as Mrs Palmer and Clive Merrison as Tully.

4/6: Harry Denning has gone missing and veteran detective Bill Galbraith goes down to the river to investigate.

5/6: A gambling club owner appears to be at the centre of Bill Galbraith’s latest mystery, but he’s protected.

6/6: Bill Galbraith discovers a multi-million pound theft, but fears the culprits will get away with it.

Starring Bernard Hepton as Galbraith. With Garard Green as Finch and Richard Davies as Evans.
Written by prize-winning TV producer Robert Barr, who also wrote TV scripts for the BBC’s Z Cars and Softly Softly.

Produced by John Browell
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977.

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