The great achievements of radio drama have so far been little acknowledged, although several websites are beginning to remedy that state of affairs. The inventiveness and technical daring of the radio play will one day be studied with the same reverence as is currently given film and television. The simple ability to amuse and entertain will also be praised, and Lynne Truss's Inspector Steine will surely take its deserved place in the long list of radio greats.
These six plays are knowing and amusing, with just the right amounts of irony and anachronism. The cast is splendid and the plots are brilliantly farcical. Let's hope Steine is given a few more outings in the very near future.
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