5 half hour episodes. Directed by Enyd Williams.
IT stars John Moffatt
as Hercule Poirot, Donald Sinden as Colonel Race, Rosemary Leach as Mrs
Allerton, Stratford Johns as Pennington, Elaine Pyke as Linnet Ridgeway,
Robert Daws as Simon Doyle, Nicholas Boulton as Tim Allerton, Amanda
Barton-Chapple as Jacqueline de Bellefort, Shirley Dixon as Mrs
Otterbourne, Emma Woodvine as Rosalie Otterbourne, Irene Sutcliffe as
Miss Van Schuyler, Teresa Gallagher as Cornelia, Robert May as Fanthorp,
Ioan Meredith as Richetti, Joanna Monro as Joanna Southwood, Sean Baker
as Monsieur Blondin, Colleen Prendergast as Louise, Robert Daws as
Simon Doyle, Keith Drinkel as Dr Bessner, Ed Bishop as Rockford,
Christopher Scott as the Steward, Timothy Alcock as the Thomas Cook
Agent and Chris Pavlo as the Waiter.
I'll be honest, Death on the Nile is one of my FAVORITE Christie novels. I loved, loved, loved revisiting it this week. It made me want to reread the book again.
Lady Audley's Secret. Mary Elizabeth Braddon. 1862. Dramatised by Theresa Heskins. Directed by Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher. First aired on BBC 4 Radion in 2009.
The book confused me greatly. I had some major issues with it. The radio drama is much the same. I was SO confused by what had happened. That's all the author's intent. This is not a mystery that readers will ever be able to solve on their own. And you just have to decide to accept it for what it is. I don't regret listening to it! I'd rather give it about two and half hours of my life than a week or two rereading!
Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Lew Wallace. 1880. Dramatised in four parts by Catherine Czerkawska. Music by Wilfredo Acosta. Director: Glyn Dearman. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.
Lew Wallace's epic tale stars Jamie Glover as Judah Ben Hur, Samuel West as Messala, Phyllis Calvert as Amrah and Michael Gambon reads from the Bible.
LOVED it. I did. I really did. I had the lowest expectations going into this one. I'd never read the book or saw the movie. It was action-packed, dramatic, and the characterization was very well done. I wasn't expecting the intense emotions and the feels.
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