BBC Radio Drama: The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn.


Here is the third BBC Radio Drama based on a Colin Dexter novel that I have posted on my blog. The first was ‘Last See Wearing’ (click here to visit that post) and the second was ‘Last Bus to Woodstock’ (click here to visit that post)

‘The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn’ radio drama was transmitted in 1996 and the cast was as follows;


John Shrapnel as Morse (John played Dr. Julian Storrs in the Morse episode ‘Death Is Now My Neighbour’.


Robert Glenister as Lewis


Richard Pasco as Dr Bartlett (Richard played William Bryce-Morgan in the Morse episode, ‘Dead on Time’).

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Meg Davies as Monica Height. (She played Yvonne Harrison in the Morse episode ‘The Remorseful Day’).

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Stephen Critchlow as Donald Martin


David Timson as Philip Ogleby

John Hartley

John Hartley as Dr Roope and Chief Supt. Strange

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (536708ii) Lyndam Gregory VARIOUS

Lyndam Gregory as Sgt Dixon

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Roger May as Nicholas Quinn

I hope you enjoy the radio drama as much as I did.

Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. UPDATE: My mum died from Covid-19 on the 6th May 2020. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. I am now in second year having passed all the requirements in first year.

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