Stephen J Blackburn is an ex-pitman turned private investigator. Comic drama, written by Dave Sheasby, Ian McMillan and Martyn Wiley. Stars Fine Time Fontayne
2 series each of 4 x 30 minute episodes
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A Case of Frinks and Moores
The Blackburn Files, Series 2 Episode 1 of 4
When an open-air sculpture exhibition is raided, pitman-turned-private eye Steven J Blackburn is thrown into the jungle of international dealing.
A Case of Hearts and Flowers
The Blackburn Files, Series 2 Episode 2 of 4
When his brother-in-law's Filofax is held to ransom, private eye Steven J Blackburn investigates.
A Case of a Golden Smile
The Blackburn Files, Series 2 Episode 3 of 4
When Betty Ackroyd sees her husband Archie on a TV quiz show, it's for the first time since he walked out 30 years ago. Private eye Stephen J Blackburn investigates.
A Case of Whistle and Run
The Blackburn Files, Series 2 Episode 4 of 4
A routine case for private eye Stephen J Blackburn starts to look like his final investigation
A Case of Winners and Losers
The Blackburn Files, Series 3 Episode 1 of 4
Private-eye Steven J Blackburn is still trailing his assistant behind him, but she's rapidly catching up. At the allotments, a mucky war of the flowers has broken out.
A Case of Hard Times
The Blackburn Files, Series 3 Episode 2 of 4
When a pub quiz jackpot is consistently won by the same contestant, the landlord's convinced trickery is involved so calls in Blackburn to crack the scam.
But general knowledge isn't really Stephen's strength and anyway, is it really a question of fraud?
Another case for the ex-pitman turned investigator and his assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.
A Case of Drowning Sorrows
The Blackburn Files, Series 3 Episode 3 of 4
Stephen visits his Auntie Eileen in a retirement home, where the theft of a ventriloquist's dummy soon has him treading the boards of memory lane.
A Case of Happy Endings
The Blackburn Files, Series 3 Episode 4 of 4
Setting out to track down a missing person, private-eye Steven J Blackburn finds something more...
The concluding case for the ex-pitman turned investigator and his assistant Tracey. Set in a South Yorkshire town that's seen better days.
Starring Finetime Fontayne as Stephen J Blackburn, Judy Flynn as Tracey Duggan, John Branwell as Frank Ellis and Ann Rye as Maggie.
Scripted by Ian McMillan, Martyn Wiley and Dave Sheasby
Director: Dave Sheasby
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1993.