|This website was once a regular feature on the search engines and was an excellent resource for obtaining information on various BBC Detective radio dramas.
For some while it has no longer been available, however we have been able to preserve it and we hope this meets with the original authors approval. It was too good to lose.
author: Agatha Christie
One of the most famous detective in the mystery fiction. The Belgian detective Hercule Poirot first appeared in 1920 in Agatha Christie's first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles.Poirot has many characteristics which have made him a legend all over the world - the odd moustache, the egg-shaped face and his high opinion of himself. He retired to grow vegetable marrows no doubt with the help on a pension annuity to keep him in the style he had become used to. He will though most likely be best remembered for his ability to solve complicated mysteries with the help of his little grey cells.
Sherlock Holmes is the fictional creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote about the detective in a series of 60 stories published between 1887 and 1927. Holmes was famous for his extra-keen powers of observation, which he used to solve perplexing crimes and mysteries. He operated from his flat at 221b Baker Street in London, assisted by his friend Dr. Watson. Holmes was an immediate hit and remains so popular that he is sometimes mistaken for a real historical figure. Among the most famous Holmes stories are The Hound of the Baskervilles and A Study in Scarlet.
Lord Peter Death Bredon Wimsey is a fictional character in a series of detective novels and short stories by Dorothy L. Sayers. Among Lord Peter's hobbies, apart from criminology, is collecting incunabula, and he is an expert on matters of food (especially wine) and male fashion, as well as on classical music.One of Lord Peter's cars is a 12-cylinder ("double-six"), 4-seated 1927 Daimler named "Mrs. Merdle" after a character in Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens.
A short story collection "The Innocence of Father Brown" (1911) began the career of one of most unlikely fictional detectives. The stories reveal a drab and seemingly unexceptional Roman Catholic priest -- an Englishman -- "formerly of Cobhole in Essex, and now working in London." He is amusing and companionable, and, when you get to know him, uncommonly witty and bright. Being somewhat overeweight he would need to buy overweight life insurance if he needed cover. He is also a hard-working and dedicated priest and, in addition to that, he has an uncommon gift for solving crimes.