A Tokyo Murder is a radio play by John Dryden and Miriam Smith. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in three parts, on 16, 17, and 18 September 2008, as installments of the Afternoon Play. Each installment is 45 minutes in length[1].


A thriller concerning the disappearance of a young British teacher in Japan.




Recorded on location in Tokyo, Japan[2].

Critical ReceptionEdit

“The murders in Tokyo of Lindsay Ann Hawker and Lucie Blackman provide the background to John Dryden’s three-part thriller ….There’s no denying the quality of the writing, and it all reeks of authenticity, having been recorded in Tokyo itself.” - The Times

“Atmospheric, taut, stylish three-part thriller… ” - The Telegraph[3]

External LinksEdit


  1. Radiolistings
  2. Diversity

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