Callan: volume 1

Production details

  • Format
  • 4 × 60 min audio plays
  • Production company
  • Big Finish Productions
  • Recording studio
  • The Soundhouse
  • Dates recorded
  • 4, 5, 6, & 7 Nov 2017
  • Date released
  • July 2018
  • Written by
  • James Mitchell
  • Adapted by
  • Peter Mitchell
  • Sound design
  • Steve Foxon
  • Theme arrangement by
  • Howard Carter
  • Producer
  • David Richardson
  • Emma Haigh
  • Script editor
  • John Dorney
  • Executive producers
  • Peter Mitchell
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Cover art
  • Anthony Lamb

Cast

  • Callan
  • Ben Miles
  • Lonely
  • Frank Skinner
  • Hunter
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Liz
  • Jane Slavin
  • Lord Marsden
  • Nicholas Asbury
  • Baumer
  • David Rintoul
  • Endicott
  • Justin Avoth
  • Minns
  • Glen McReady
  • Lorimer
  • Waiter
  • Louis Tamone
  • Toby Meres
  • Tam Williams
  • Karl
  • Judd
  • Willis
  • Mark Elstob
  • Bulky Berkeley
  • Lubov
  • Robert Portal
  • Amparo Soller
  • Barbara Jackson
  • Annabelle Dowler
  • Marty Rivers
  • Gyuri Sarossy
  • Cynthia Widgery
  • Auntie Gertie
  • Adrienn
  • Beth Goddard
  • Evan Lang
  • Joe 'Plastic' MacNamara
  • Teddy Kempner
  • Petrov
  • Leighton Pugh

Synopsis

David Callan works for The Section, a top-secret counter-espionage organisation. He’s a killer, a trained assassin, and the best at what he does. But that doesn’t mean he has to like it.

With the aid of the burglar Lonely; fellow operative Meres; and Section secretary Liz, Callan fulfils the orders of departmental head Hunter and finds himself in very murky waters. Murder, betrayal and model soldiers. It’s all in a day’s work for Callan.

File on a Deadly Deadshot

Written by James Mitchell

Adapted by Peter Mitchell

With Lonely posing as his gentleman’s gentleman, the section’s top operative David Callan is sent to a country estate in Northumberland to infiltrate a rich men’s shooting party. One of his companions is an assassin but which one? High living and high stakes on the grouse moors as Callan attempts to work out which of the dead-shots is a man-hunter.

File on a Classy Club

Written by James Mitchell

Adapted by Peter Mitchell

Callan finds the odds are stacked against him when he poses as a high roller at London’s top casino. His mission is to lose all his money but he almost loses his life when he stumbles into an East German spy cell. Perhaps a card sharp from Lonely’s past can help Callan turn the tables.

File on an Awesome Amateur

Written by James Mitchell

Adapted by Peter Mitchell

Callan and Meres are despatched to a cultural festival in Venice to snatch a Russian poet from under the noses of the KGB. But the success of the mission depends upon the expertise of amateur sleuth and keen ornithologist Cynthia Widgery. Feathers fly on the Grand Canal.

File on a Harassed Hunter

Written by James Mitchell

Adapted by Peter Mitchell

Callan is drawn into a dark secret when Hunter invites him to fly to Newcastle for a trip to the theatre. The plot thickens when an alcoholic actor and a decoy called Prenderghast lead Callan to one of the KGB’s most proficient killers. The setting for the denouement is far too close for comfort.

 

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