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Publisher's Summary

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. There is no report of any murder, no dead woman found on any train, and the police have no record of any persons reported missing that matches the description.

Only Miss Marple believes her account, and realising that the body must have been thrown off the train, with the help of maps and train timetables she pinpoints the exact spot where the body must be. With the help of her young friend Lucy Eyelesbarrow, she goes about the tricky task of uncovering a murder - and a cunning murderer.

©1957 Agatha Christie Ltd (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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4.50 from paddington

well acted and just the right length. Highly recommended. Encouraged me to look for more Agatha Christie titles

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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great dramatic portrayal

Wonderful Christmas Holiday season mystery. The reading and sound effects make for an enjoyable experience

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Wonderful Radio adaptation of a Miss Marple story

Would you listen to 4.50 from Paddington (Dramatised) again? Why?

Yes, I really enjoyed the full cast combined with the sound effects. Excellent production.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Miss Marpe, naturally.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

I really cannot pick a favorite. All of the narrators did a great job and made the story a pleasure to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it was so entertaining.

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Nicely performed narration of an exellent book

Where does 4.50 from Paddington (Dramatised) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

8/10 points.

What did you like best about this story?

The excellent sound quality and the story of Agatha Christie of course.

Which scene was your favorite?

Can't remember.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened to it on a weekend while half asleep, no need to hold a book.

Any additional comments?

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  • Elizabeth
  • 12-06-11

Reasonable

Very short dramatisation of one of Agatha Christies greatest novels. Lots of well known voices on here, but it somehow just didn't quite live up to my expectations.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Alison Ward
  • 12-10-13

Its Marple - whats not to love

What made the experience of listening to 4.50 from Paddington (Dramatised) the most enjoyable?

The clarity of plot, the excellent performances

Who was your favorite character and why?

Miss Marple -

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

June Whitfield is a genius and should be made a dame!!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely - its drama not just a story

Any additional comments?

I got this in one of the sales which made it a greater gem to enjoy. Considering the number of times you can now hear these works being performed on Radio 7 paying full price is a bit over the top.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Intheamazone
  • 10-31-16

Marvellous Marple

Superb BBC dramatisation as always, these never disappoint. Wonderful cast and June Whitfield a totally credible Marple. Thoroughly enjoyed. A far fetched tale but done so well!! Perfect escape for an hour or so on a Sunday evening!

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  • Christopher D. Seal
  • 12-01-15

One of the classic Miss Marple stories

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A classic Miss Marple story that keeps you guessing until the end.

What was one of the most memorable moments of 4.50 from Paddington (Dramatised)?

The final denouement is just class I Agatha Christie.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Keeps the story flowing and has tension at the right time.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It just keeps you gripped from beginning to end.

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  • Jaye Hardy
  • 03-16-15

450 from paddington

This book eas easy listening to. good story with 8ct testing plots really enjoyed it.

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  • 03-02-15

Absolutely Love This Classic Agatha Christie ❤️

Pure Agatha Christie at her best. No sex no in your eye violence, just pure clean sleuthing fun the Christie way.

My fave part is All Of It. You can not go wrong if looking for a relaxing few hours away from it all. Miss Marple will make you laugh & take you away into the past as she sleuths her way to solving her latest case.

These are absolutely wonderful classic full cast dramas. So much so, I have purchased the whole lot - every single Christie Audio drama is in my collection & I wait for more !

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  • Mrs Gee
  • 12-02-14

Excellent story and read brilliantly.

If you could sum up 4.50 from Paddington (Dramatised) in three words, what would they be?

Very entertaining book - you get swept away with the narrators.

What did you like best about this story?

The narration and the story

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Everything - you think that you are there.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely.

Any additional comments?

All the Miss Marple books ready by June Whitfield are brilliant - definitely worth a listen.