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  • Letters from Father Christmas | J.R.R. Tolkien

    Letters from Father Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi, John Moffatt, Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (104)

    Can you imagine writing to Father Christmas and actually getting a reply? Every year, the children of J.R.R. Tolkien would write to Father Christmas, and the letters they received told wonderful stories of his adventures at the North Pole. These humorous tales are brought to life by Derek Jacobi as Father Christmas, John Moffatt as Polar Bear, and Christian Rodska as Ilbereth the Elf, complete with specially composed music.

    James says: "A fun little read."
  • Murder on the Orient Express (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Murder on the Orient Express (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (124)

    An international cast of suspects, all passengers on the crowded train, are speeding through the snowy European landscape when a bizarre and terrible murder brings them to an abrupt halt. One of their glittering number lies dead in his cabin, stabbed a mysterious twelve times. There is no lack of clues for Poirot - but which clue is real and which is a clever plant?

    Paul says: "Top performance of a classic story"
  • Black Coffee | Agatha Christie

    Black Coffee

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (246)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (223)

    Sir Claud Amory's formula for a powerful new explosive has been stolen, presumably by a member of his large household. Sir Claud assembles his suspects in the library and locks the door, instructing them that the when the lights go out, the formula must be replaced on the table - and no questions will be asked. But when the lights come on, Sir Claud is dead. Now Hercule Poirot, assisted by Captain Hastings and Inspector Japp, must unravel a tangle of family feuds, old flames, and suspicious foreigners to find the killer and prevent a global catastrophe.

    Kathi says: "A REAL TREAT for Poirot fans!"
  • Mrs McGinty's Dead (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Mrs McGinty's Dead (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    The gruesome death of Mrs McGinty provokes Superintendent Spence to seek the help of his old ally Hercule Poirot. The victim’s young lodger has been found guilty and is due to hang. But Spence is not convinced by the circumstantial evidence which influenced the verdict. So, at considerable personal discomfort, Poirot goes down to the sleepy village where the old lady lived and where, by chance, his good friend Ariadne Oliver is also staying.

  • Murder in Mesopotamia (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Murder in Mesopotamia (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    Crime sleuth Hercule Poirot returns in a thrilling BBC Radio 4 dramatisation. Amy Leatheran has never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist; events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined. Her patient’s bizzarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax - in murder...

    Lidia Becket says: "Compulsive listening"
  • Taken at the Flood (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Taken at the Flood (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (45)

    Gordon Cloade is killed in a London air raid, and his vast fortune passes to his young wife Rosaleen. Five of his relatives are desperate to get their hands on Cloade's money, and Rosaleen begins to fear for her life. The prospects for the Cloades improve when they discover that Rosaleen had a previous husband who perished mysteriously in Africa. Then a mysterious stranger appears in the village, saying that he has something to communicate to her, but the following morning he is found dead.

  • Dumb Witness (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Dumb Witness (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt, Simon Williams
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (52)

    As Hercule Poirot sifts through his post one particular morning, he alights upon a letter from an elderly and (as it transpires), exceedingly rich spinster - Miss Emily Arundell. She is clearly in great distress and seeking his help, but doesn’t say why. Her only specific mention is ‘the incident of the dog’s ball’. However, what intrigues Poirot is the date of the communication - it was written two months ago. He persuades Captain Hastings that they must visit the lady with all haste.

    Laura says: "Classic Poirot and Hastins"
  • The Great Poets: Samuel Taylor Coleridge | Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    The Great Poets: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Narrated By Michael Sheen, John Moffatt, Sarah Woodward, and others
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in collaboration with his friend, William Wordsworth, revolutionized English poetry. In 1798 they produced their Lyrical Ballads, poems of imagination and reflection using "the language of men" - pointing the way forward for a generation of Romantic poets.

    ESK says: "Another jewel of my poetry collection"
  • Death on the Nile | Agatha Christie

    Death on the Nile

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (1128)
    Performance
    (989)
    Story
    (989)

    John Moffatt stars as the famous Belgian detective in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of one of Christie's most popular novels. Linnet Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a devoted husband, she has everything anyone could wish for. But as the happy couple set out on an idyllic honeymoon cruise on the Nile, storm clouds are gathering. Linnet's former friend, Jacqueline de Bellefort, follows her and Simon wherever they go and Linnet senses she is in danger.

    Lady M says: "Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot"
  • Cards on the Table (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Cards on the Table (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt, Stephanie Cole, Donald Sinden
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (90)

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot with Stephanie Cole and Donald Sinden. Hercule Poirot, along with three other luminaries from the world of crime detection, is invited to dinner by the renowned London socialite Dr Shaitana. Also on the guest list are four members of what Shaitana calls his Black Museum - a collection of murderers who have each succeeded in 'getting away with it'. After midnight, when the guests prepare to leave, they make a terrible discovery.

    Cheryl Waters says: "Poirot 'Deals' With A Host's Murder"
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (60)

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot. Mrs Farrars is found dead of an apparent overdose one year after the death of her husband. The villagers of King's Abbot are suspicious. The rumour is that she poisoned her husband and was in love with Roger Ackroyd. When he is found murdered the following day, there is little to go on. Luckily one of the newest residents who has retired to this normally quiet village is none other than Monsieur Hercule Poirot.

    DARBY KERN says: "My favorite book- my favorite drama"
  • Elephants Can Remember (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Elephants Can Remember (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt, Julia McKenzie
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (63)

    Following an otherwise-enjoyable literary luncheon, the celebrated crime novelist Ariadne Oliver is accosted by a particularly formidable woman who engages her in conversation about one of her many god-daughters, whom Ariadne hasn’t seen since she was a child. She lands a bombshell with the question ‘What I want to know is this: did her mother kill her father, or was it the father who killed the mother?’

    Bee says: "just a fun a story"
  • Appointment with Death | Agatha Christie

    Appointment with Death

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sat the corpse of Mrs Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist was the only sign of the fatal injection that had killed her. With only 24 hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he'd overheard back in Jerusalem: 'You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?' Mrs Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he'd ever met.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "PETRA"
  • One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    Poirot has always hated visiting the dentist, but this time his check-up is painless and soon over. As he leaves Mr Morley's surgery, he observes a woman wearing patent leather shoes with large buckles. She catches one of the buckles on the taxi door and wrenches it off, and as Poirot hands it back, he is reminded of the children's rhyme 'One, two, buckle my shoe'. Back home, Poirot is astonished to receive a call from Chief Inspector Japp, informing him that Mr Morley has shot himself.

    george says: "If you love Poirot - dont hesitate!!"
  • Three Act Tragedy (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Three Act Tragedy (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt, George Cole, Michael Cochrane, and others
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    Hercule Poirot is a guest at a weekend house party, given at the Cornish clifftop home of the celebrated actor Sir Charles Cartwright. The other visitors include keen amateur detective Mr Satterthwaite and distinguished Harley Street nerve specialist Sir Bartholomew Strange. Death visits the house soon after Poirot's arrival, the victim an elderly clergyman who's only had a sip of dry martini. What else was in the glass? Are natural causes to blame... or murder?

    Amy B says: "Fabulous acting"
  • Murder on the Links (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Murder on the Links (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 24 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (52)

    BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot. When Poirot arrives in France, following an urgent appeal for help, he finds he is too late. His client, a South American millionaire, has been stabbed to death and his body flung into a freshly dug open grave on the golf course adjoining the property. Meanwhile the millionaire's wife is found bound and gagged in her room. Poirot launches an investigation and the baffling mystery begins to unfold.

    D. H. Saisa says: "Love hasting."
  • The A.B.C. Murders (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    The A.B.C. Murders (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt, Simon Williams, Philip Jackson
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as the great Belgian detective with Simon Williams and Philip Jackson. Alice Ascher, a poor, elderly shopkeeper, is murdered in Andover. Betty Barnard, a young waitress, is strangled with her own belt at Bexhill-on-Sea. Next comes Carmichael Clarke, collector of Chinese art, clubbed to death in Churston. Only in Doncaster does the pattern vary: the man found stabbed in the Regal Cinema is called George Earsfield.

  • The Sittaford Mystery (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    The Sittaford Mystery (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt, Stephen Tompkinson
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (81)

    A blizzard has hit England. In the tiny village of Sittaford, on the fringes of Dartmoor, a party of six is gathered in Sittaford House, home of Captain Trevelyan. He has rented the house out for the winter and is staying in a nearby village. As evening draws in, a seance is proposed. But it reveals more than they had anticipated - TREVELYAN DEAD, spells out the board. Slowly the table begins to rock again, spelling out the word M-U-R-D-E-R. Is it true? And who would kill a man who doesn’t have an enemy in the world?

    Cheryl Waters says: "These BBC Efforts Never Disappoint!"
  • Dead Man's Folly (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Dead Man's Folly (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 49 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt, Julia McKenzie
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (61)

    Ariadne Oliver, Queen of Crime Fiction, has been asked to devise a Murder Hunt for a fête at Nasse House, the home of Sir George Stubbs. But she begins to suspect that someone is manipulating the scenario of her game and fears that something very sinister is being planned. She sends for her old friend Hercule Poirot. At first, he is not inclined to take her very seriously, but soon a series of events propels him to change his mind.

    Stephanie L. Thompson says: "They Cut Too Much Out"
  • Lord Edgware Dies (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Lord Edgware Dies (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (55)

    ‘Monsieur Poirot, somehow or other I’ve just got to get rid of my husband!’ No sooner had she uttered the words than Lady Edgware’s husband was dead, brutally stabbed in the neck. The evidence against her is overwhelming, the case cut and dried. But what was the truth behind it all? What enemies lurked in the background of the victim’s life? Hercule Poirot is on the case, intrigued once more, ready to investigate murder in the library...

    lerone says: "death of a double"
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