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The £199 Adventure by Agatha Christie
Dramatized by Mike Stott
Directed by Dirk Maggs
Produced by Bruce Hyman
An Above the Title Production for BBC Radio 4
from Agatha Christie's The Case of the City Clerk
BBC Radio 4 - 17 February 2003

1st of six 30 minute dramatizations of Agatha Christie stories


Richard Griffiths, Rebecca Front and Chris Langham star in this updated version of an Agatha Christie story. Bobby Roberts, a middle-aged man stuck in a mid-life rut, is in search of adventure. The ad in The Times reads: "Need help? Ask Parker Pyne." So who better to approach than the great PP himself. And sure enough, Pyne comes up trumps. Bobby is sent on a trip. His mission is to collect a harmless package from a scientist in Milan, and eat plenty of ice cream along the way. Before long, he finds himself caught up in a terrifying murder and with blood all over his ice cream.


  • Parker Pyne ... Richard Griffiths
  • Marcia Lemon ... Rebecca Front
  • Bobby Roberts ... Chris Langham

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