Val McDermid – Kate Brannigan: Clean Break (BBC Radio Crimes)


A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Val McDermid’s best-selling Kate Brannigan mystery Clean Break, starring Charlotte Coleman.

Manchester-based private eye Kate Brannigan is not amused when thieves steal a Monet from a stately home where she had arranged the security. She sets off on a chase that takes her across Europe bringing her head to head with organised crime.

Author: Val McDermid
Narrator: Charlotte Coleman
Duration: 57 minutes
Released: 11 Jun 2005
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd
Language: English

User Review:

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The BBC radio dramatization was excellent. The story line was not very good.

I didn’t like the main character, Kate Brannigan, because her personality was rather quirky with one-liners and wise-cracks. Furthermore, she seemed to care less about one of the characters in the story that, because of her actions, contributed to his death.

The plot about the burglaries was boring. The best part was the chase across Europe and the dramatization.