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Sexton Blake is back
« on: July 20, 2009, 10:48:00 pm »
On Radio 2 Sexton Blake is making a return, first up is a documentary before the serial begins.


The Hunt For Sexton Blake
Tuesday 28 July
10.30-11.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Sexton Blake is one of the most famous and long-lived fictional detectives and adventurers of all time, who battled opium smugglers, bandit chiefs and the Kaiser.
In his heyday, tales of Sexton Blake's adventures were more widely read than Sherlock Holmes and featured in approximately 4,000 stories by over 200 authors.
In this hour-long profile and exploration of Blake's impact, David Quantick talks to: author Michael Moorcock, who used to edit the Sexton Blake Library; Jack Adrian, a former writer and comic-book illustrator; and Kevin O'Neil, who co-created The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and other heroes.
David also examines the story of the Blake author who vanished under mysterious circumstances.
Britain's iconic sleuth explodes back into action in a new series of adventures beginning on BBC Radio 2 this Friday 31 July at 9.15pm.
Presenter/David Quantick, Producer/David Morley
BBC Radio 2 Publicity

The Adventures Of Sexton Blake Ep 1/6

Friday 31 July
9.15-9.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Sexton Blake is a name synonymous with hurtling adventure and doom for villainy. Britain's most prolifically chronicled sleuth explodes back into action in a new series of thrilling adventures: 40 years after his last public incarnation.
In a series packed with incident and hilarity, Sexton Blake (Simon Jones), and his plucky assistant Tinker (Wayne Forester), aided by Mrs Bardell (June Whitfield): battle diabolical masterminds, bewitching thieves and sinister fiends, out-thinking them in the head and out-punching them in the jaw!
This cinematic audio romp is a period-set re-invention of Blake's glory years during the Twenties and Thirties and includes a cameo appearance by BBC Radio's Sixties Sexton Blake the late, legendary and coolly dashing William Franklyn.
Producer/David Morley
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