Amateur Corpse, An [A Charles Paris Mystery]

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012012120520180319 (BBC7)
20180320 (BBC7)
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Actor-cum-sleuth Charles Paris is once again out of work - an event made worse by his maddening mother Joan's arrival to recuperate from an operation.

So when he bumps into old friend, Hugo, who offers him some voiceover work, Charles is doubly happy; some money and a chance to escape the house.

But a simple voice job leads Charles into Hugo's drink-fuelled depressing marriage. His young wife spends most of her time at an am-dram group with some very strange members and Hugo seems ready to crack....

By Jeremy Front - based on Simon Brett's novel.

Charles.... Bill Nighy
Frances.... Suzanne Burden
Joan.... Geraldine McEwan
Hugo.... Paul Ritter
Ellie.... Amaka Okafor
Saskia.... Christine Absalom
Geoff.... Patrick Brennan
Clive.... Sam Alexander

Director.... Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.

The actor-cum-sleuth is drawn into the murky world of a friend's marriage.

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

022012121220180320 (BBC7)
20180321 (BBC7)
20201014 (BBC7)
20201015 (BBC7)
by Jeremy Front
Based on the novel by Simon Brett.
What starts as a simple voiceover job soon leads Charles to the discovery of a dead body.

Charles.... Bill Nighy
Frances.... Suzanne Burden
Joan.... Geraldine McEwan
Maurice.... Jon Glover
Hugo.... Paul Ritter
Ellie.... Amaka Okafor
Saskia.... Christine Absalom
Geoff.... Patrick Brennan
Clive.... Sam Alexander

Director.... Sally Avens

Bill Nighy is back as Charles Paris, actor, alcoholic and amateur sleuth. Charles is once again out of work an event that is made worse by the fact that his mother (played by Geraldine McEwen) has come to stay whilst recovering from an operation; and Frances thinks she may be secret tippler - so it might be a good job if Charles laid off the booze in the run up to Christmas.
So when he bumps into old friend, Hugo, who offers him the chance of some voiceover work Charles is doubly happy; some money and a chance to get out of the house. In return Charles agrees to critique Hugo's wife's am-dram group's production of Marat Sade.
But the world of amateur dramatics it seems has more drama off stage than on and Charles discovers a dead body.

The actor-cum-sleuth critique of a production of Marat Sade leads to a sinister discovery.

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

By Jeremy Front - based on Simon Brett's novel.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2012.

The sleuth's critique of a production of Marat Sade leads to a sinister discovery.

032012121920180321 (BBC7)
20180322 (BBC7)
20201015 (BBC7)
20201016 (BBC7)
by Jeremy Front
Based on the novel by Simon Brett.
Charles wants to prove that his old friend Hugo didn't kill his wife, but all the signs are pointing to Hugo's guilt.

Charles.... Bill Nighy
Frances.... Suzanne Burden
Joan.... Geraldine McEwan
Maurice.... Jon Glover
Hugo.... Paul Ritter
Holly.... Susie Ridell
Detective.... Don Gilet
Paramedic.... Joe Sims

Director.... Sally Avens

Bill Nighy is back as Charles Paris, actor, alcoholic and amateur sleuth. Charles is once again out of work an event that is made worse by the fact that his mother (played by Geraldine McEwen) has come to stay whilst recovering from an operation; and Frances thinks she may be secret tippler - so it might be a good job if Charles laid off the booze in the run up to Christmas.
So when he bumps into old friend, Hugo, who offers him the chance of some voiceover work Charles is doubly happy; some money and a chance to get out of the house.But when Charles finds Hugo's wife dead in their swimming pool he becomes determined to prove Hugo innocent of her murder. Maybe some of the members of Ginny's Amateur Dramatic group will be able to help Charles uncover the truth.

The actor-cum-sleuth hopes to prove Hugo did not murder his wife.

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

By Jeremy Front - based on Simon Brett's novel.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2012.

042012122620180322 (BBC7)
20180323 (BBC7)
20201016 (BBC7)
20201017 (BBC7)
by Jeremy Front
Based on the novel by Simon Brett.

Charles closes in on the murderer of his old friend Hugo's wife with help from both his wife and his mother.

Charles.... Bill Nighy
Frances.... Suzanne Burden
Joan.... Geraldine McEwan
Maurice.... Jon Glover
Geoff.... Patrick Brennan
Saskia.... Christine Absalom
Hugo.... Paul Ritter
Holly.... Susie Ridell

Director.... Sally Avens

Bill Nighy is back as Charles Paris, actor, alcoholic and amateur sleuth. Charles is once again out of work an event that is made worse by the fact that his mother (played by Geraldine McEwen) has come to stay whilst recovering from an operation;So when he bumps into old friend, Hugo, who offers him the chance of some voiceover work Charles is doubly happy; some money and a chance to get out of the house.But when Charles finds Hugo's wife dead in their swimming pool he becomes determined to prove Hugo innocent of her murder. Maybe some of the members of Ellie's Amateur Dramatic group will be able to help Charles uncover the truth.

Can thespian sleuth Charles Paris finally uncover who murdered Ellie?

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

By Jeremy Front - based on Simon Brett's novel.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2012.