The Killing Season
by R.D.Wingfield (writing as Arthur Jefferson)
Broadcast from 1984-01-15 to 1984-02-19
6 Episodes at 80Kb / 44100Hz / mono
In the town of Melford, a Christmas shift for DI Carter and DC Nuttall becomes
a trail of death. And why is the mysterious Mr. Farnham so interested?
From The Independent's August 2007 obituary:
"In the 1980s [Wingfield] fell out with the commissioning editors at the BBC.
New brooms were heading up the drama department and Wingfield's work was by no
means PC (women hardly get a look in to his plays, other than as harpies,
naggers, tarts or murderous schemers). He submitted his serial The Killing
Season as 'Arthur Jefferson', rightly surmising that no one would realise it
was Stan Laurel's real name."
Directed by Gerry Jones.
Sound quality fair to good
Filtered, speed-adjusted, and generally massaged by SadSack
mini-review: this is an excellent, tense thriller (but if you plow through it
all at once, you may never want to hear White Christmas again)