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Murder on the Leviathan is a radio play by John Dryden, based on the novel by Boris Akunin. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 03 December 2005, as an installment of the Saturday Play. The duration is 60 minutes[1].


Set in 1875. Commissioner Gauche, an ill-tempered Parisian detective, investigates a murder on a giant passenger liner.


  • Gauche - Stephen Moore
  • Prof. Susskind, Aona - Andrew Sachs
  • Dr. Truffo, Mrs. Truffo - Richard Hope
  • Clarissa - Clare Corbett
  • Fandorin - Simon Robson
  • Fox - Nick Waring
  • Madame Kleber - Daisy Beaumont
  • Renier - Roger May

Directed by John Dryden

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