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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

Plot[]

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.

Cast[]

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

Critical Reception[]

References[]

http://www.oocities.org/gregorym101/agatha.html

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