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Big sleep

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Dramatized by Bill Morrison
Directed by John Tydeman
BBC Radio 4 - 26.09.1977

1st of 6 dramatizations with Ed Bishop as Philip Marlowe


General Sternwood's daughters came in both colours of trouble - blonde and brunette - and they had all the usual vices. With four million dollars behind them, blackmail was only a matter of time. And blackmail can be murder'


  • Ed Bishop as Philip Marlowe
  • Rod Beacham
  • Robert Beatty
  • Blain Fairman
  • Don Fellows
  • Weston Gavin
  • Malcolm Gerard
  • Walter Hall
  • Henry Knowles
  • Peter Marinker
  • Paul Maxwell
  • Nicolette McKenzie
  • Diana Olsson
  • Liza Ross
  • Irene Sutcliffe
  • Harry Towb

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