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  • Miss Marple's Final Cases: Three new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas | Agatha Christie

    Miss Marple's Final Cases: Three new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 22 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By June Whitfield
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    June Whitfield stars as Miss Marple in three brand-new BBC Radio 4 dramatisations. The short stories on which the adaptations are based were published in a variety of magazines during Agatha Christie's lifetime and then collected posthumously as the audiobook Miss Marple's Final Cases.

    Robert Iris says: "Delightful"
  • Murder at the Vicarage (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Murder at the Vicarage (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By June Whitfield
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (59)

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple, the sharp-witted spinster sleuth. In the sleepy little English country village of St Mary Mead, all is not as it seems. Under a seemingly peaceful exterior lurks intrigue, guilt, deception - and murder. Colonel Protheroe, local magistrate and overbearing landowner, is the most detested man in the village. Everyone, even the vicar, wishes he were dead. And very soon he is - shot in the head in the vicar's own study.

    Dylan says: "Love These Dramatisations"
  • The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Ian Lavender, Gayle Hunnicutt, James Laurenson, and others
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (37)

    After the death of her husband, Dolly Bantry sold Gossington Hall to the former film star Marina Gregg and her husband. When the glamorous couple decide to throw a benefit party for the local hospital, the grounds are thronged with curious visitors, and for one of them, the day ends in tragedy. As Marina is serving cocktails in the house, she is cornered by the excitable Heather Babcock, who chatters away about their former meeting about eleven years ago before spilling her daiquiri all over herself and Marina.

  • Nemesis (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Nemesis (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By June Whitfield
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    June Whitfield stars as the sharp-witted spinster sleuth in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation now available on audio. Miss Marple is totally shocked to receive a letter from the recently deceased Mr Rafiel, an acquaintance she had met briefly on her travels. The letter leaves instructions for Miss Marple, whom Mr Rafiel had recognised as a natural detective, to investigate a crime after his death.

  • A Murder is Announced (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    A Murder is Announced (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By June Whitfield
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (43)

    A BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple, the deceptively mild spinster sleuth. 'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29, at Little Paddocks, at 6:30pm. Friends please accept this, the only intimation.' Nestled among the usual notices about dogs for sale and appeals for domestic help, the startling entry in the personal column of the Chipping Cleghorn Gazette has the the entire village agog with curiosity. Is it a game? And who is meant to attend?

    NY Artist says: "Fan of Mrs. Marple"
  • A Caribbean Mystery (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    A Caribbean Mystery (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By June Whitfield
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (55)

    As Miss Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine, she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened. Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier's yarn about strange coincidence. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her an astonishing photograph, the Major's attention wandered. He never did finish the story....

    Dylan says: "Love the Dramatised Versions"
  • 4.50 from Paddington (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    4.50 from Paddington (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 29 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By June Whitfield, Ian Lavender, Joan Sims, and others
    Overall
    (61)
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    (48)
    Story
    (47)

    A Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as the deceptively mild Miss Marple with Ian Lavender, Joan Sims and Susannah Harker. Elspeth McGillicuddy is down from Scotland for a holiday and boards the 4:50 train from Paddington station to visit her friend, Miss Marple. During the journey, another train pulls alongside, and through the window Mrs McGillicuddy witnesses a tall, dark man strangling a blonde woman. She reports what she has seen, yet no one takes any notice.

    jocelyn says: "4.50 from paddington"
  • The Adventures of Sexton Blake | Dirk Maggs

    The Adventures of Sexton Blake

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dirk Maggs
    • Narrated By Simon Jones, Wayne Forester, June Whitfield
    Overall
    (33)
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    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    BBC Radio 2's action-packed deafening romp - with 40 minutes of previously unbroadcast peril. Sexton Blake! The name that spells hurtling adventure! The name that spells doom for villainy!

    In a series of thrilling adventures packed with incident and hilarity, Sexton Blake, (Simon Jones, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and his plucky assistant Tinker (Wayne Forester, Captain Scarlet), aided by Mrs Bardell (June Whitfield, Absolutely Fabulous) battle diabolical masterminds.

    Frederick Greenhalgh says: "Delightful Audio Romp"
  • They Do It With Mirrors (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    They Do It With Mirrors (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By June Whitfield
    Overall
    (45)
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    (32)
    Story
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    Miss Marple is told that her old friend, Carrie, is in danger and she goes to stay with her at Stoneygates, a home for maladjusted adolescents. While she is there, tragedy strikes as Carrie's step-son, Christian Gulbrandsen, is shot dead. There are at least seven suspects and two more murders follow. But the man with the obvious motive has a cast-iron alibi, as he could hardly be in two places at once - or could he? June Whitfield once again stars as the indomitable amateur detective.

    Anna says: "Definitely worth it!"
  • The Body in the Library (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    The Body in the Library (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By June Whitfield
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (65)

    BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as the sharp-witted spinster sleuth. Dolly Bantry, mistress of Gossington Hall, is enjoying a pleasant doze when suddenly her dreams take a strange turn. The housemaid Mary is telling her that there is a body in the library.

    T. Perkins says: "Entertaining and Fun"
  • Sleeping Murder (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Sleeping Murder (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By June Whitfield
    Overall
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    Story
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    Gwenda Reed arrives from New Zealand, travelling ahead of her husband with the task of finding the perfect place to make their base. In the quiet village of Dilmouth, she finds a house with immediate appeal. A few renovations will convert it into her ideal home. Then things get very strange indeed. Wanting porch stairs, Gwenda hires a builder to put them in - only to find some old steps, covered up by bushes.

    jeanette says: "i didn't wanna slleep a wink!"
  • At Bertram's Hotel (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    At Bertram's Hotel (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By June Whitfield
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    Miss Marple, Agatha Christie’s deceptively mild spinster sleuth, is being treated to a few days’ holiday by her niece, staying at Bertram’s Hotel, a dignified, unostentatious establishment tucked away in a back street of busy Mayfair. Here is a place where sedate upper class ladies, retired military gentlemen and the higher echelons of the clergy can indulge in the comforts of a bygone age. But Miss Marple begins to feel uneasy. Something sinister lurks beneath the polished veneer.

    Myrtle says: "Superb, but not sufficiently faithful to the book"
  • The Moving Finger (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    The Moving Finger (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By June Whitfield
    Overall
    (78)
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    (57)
    Story
    (60)

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple. Recuperating from a flying accident, Jerry Burton needs to take a break somewhere peaceful. He and his sister rent a house in the little village of Lymstock, where they know no-one and hope to be able to relax. Their quiet life is shattered, however, by the arrival of an obscene anonymous letter accusing them of impropriety. Jerry refuses to take it seriously and throws it on the fire.

    DJDecca says: "Who is the poison pen?"
  • A Pocket Full of Rye (Dramatized) | Agatha Christie

    A Pocket Full of Rye (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By June Whitfield
    Overall
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    Story
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    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple, the deceptively mild spinster sleuth. Wealthy businessman Rex Fortescue is found dead with rye grain in his pocket. His death is followed in quick succession by a woman dying while eating bread and honey, and a maid in her garden. Inspector Neele, in charge of investigating the spate of murders, consults with Miss Marple, who has an interesting and surprising theory to offer.

    J. says: "A pocket full of Rye"
  • The Stray | Dick King-Smith

    The Stray

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated By June Whitfield
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    Henrietta Hickthrift decided to run away from home - the Old People's Home. Packing just one small suitcase, she sets off on the train to the seaside. But Henry doesn't have much money. In fact, by the end of her first day she has exactly one penny. That is when she meets the Goods - Angela, Barney, Eleanor, Rosie and Rowley - who decide to adopt this unusual stray. But will their parents let them keep her?

  • The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker | Tobias Smollett

    The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Tobias Smollett
    • Narrated By June Whitfield, Suzy Aitchison, Hywel Simons, and others
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    (4)
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    Written as the letters of the five members of Squire Bramble's household sent as they journey around Britain, The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker is a grouchy, very funny examination of how one story varies depending on who's doing the telling. The tale is centered around the arrival of Mr. Clinker into the otherwise uneventful household, who never speaks and does not even enter the novel until a third of the way through.

    Tad Davis says: "A treat"
  • The Witch of Blackberry Bottom | Dick King-Smith

    The Witch of Blackberry Bottom

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated By June Whitfield
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    (3)
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    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Down in Blackberry Bottom lives Miss Slade, a strange – and rather dirty – old lady. The village children think she's a witch. But Patsy and Jim like her and her six dogs, her donkey and other assorted animals. Miss Slade may not be a witch, but she's not what she seems.

  • Three Terrible Trins | Dick King-Smith

    Three Terrible Trins

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 43 mins)
    • By Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated By June Whitfield
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    When Mr Gray is caught by a cat, Mrs Gray is left alone with her three babies. She remembered her old granny's words, 'The gravest of all mousely sins – is to produce a set of trins!' Trins is another name for triplets, and this is the story of Mrs Gray's boys, Tom, Dick and Harry.

  • The Swoose | Dick King-Smith

    The Swoose

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated By June Whitfield
    Overall
    (4)
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    (3)
    Story
    (2)

    Fitzherbert, the son of a goose and a swan, gets tired of being teased for being a swoose and leaves the farm, ending up in Windsor Castle, where he becomes a favourite of the recently widowed Queen Victoria.

  • The Wind in the Willows | Kenneth Grahame

    The Wind in the Willows

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Kenneth Grahame
    • Narrated By June Whitfield, Nigel Anthony, Nigel Lambert, and others
    Overall
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    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    This new, mixed-voice adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic children's tale introduces the friends Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Mr. Toad. It starts when Mole takes a break from his spring-cleaning and meets up with the adventurous rodent. In the Wild Wood, Ratty and Mole meet the reclusive Badger, and the friends, together with the irrepressible Mr. Toad, have many exciting adventures and mishaps. The Wind in the Willows is a timeless classic, loved by children and adults alike.

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