A Case For Dr Morelle

Vintage radio drama.

Stars Cecil Parker.

Episodes

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The Sleepwalker20130913 (BBC7)
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A man tormented by nightmares visits Dr Morelle over fears he will murder his mother.

Tormented by horrific nightmares, a man visits Dr Morelle to confess fears that he will murder his mother.

Ernest Dudley's Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective uses psychology as well as criminology to hunt down lawbreakers by deducing their felonious personalities.

Following on from the success of the 1949 Hammer Film 'Dr Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress', the BBC radio series stars British film veteran, Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle and Sheila Sim as his long-suffering assistant, Miss Frayle.

With Moira Lister as Helen Keen, Hugh Burden as Richard Wilson and Philip Ray as Inspector Hood.

Director: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1957.

A man tormented by nightmares visits Dr Morelle over fears he'll kill his mother.

A man tormented by nightmares visits Dr Morelle over fears he'll kill his mother. Stars Cecil Parker and Sheila Sim. From May 1957.

Threat To Kill20130912 (BBC7)
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When a temperamental starlet receives a death threat, the psychiatrist-sleuth is called in

When a temperamental film starlet receives a death threat, the cantankerous criminal psychologist Dr Morelle is called in.

Ernest Dudley's Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective uses psychology as well as criminology to hunt down lawbreakers by deducing their felonious personalities.

Following on from the success of the 1949 Hammer Film 'Dr Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress', the BBC radio series stars British film veteran, Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle and Sheila Sim as his long-suffering assistant, Miss Frayle.
With Rosalind Knight as Helen Desmond, Cecile Chevreau as Miss Curtis, John Horsley as Ronnie Cavanagh, Annette Kelly as the Maid, Norman Wynne as Mr Ashton and John Sharplin as Hal Digby.

Director: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1957.

When a temperamental film starlet receives a death threat, the psychiatrist-sleuth is called in. Stars Cecil Parker. From May 1957.

01Alarm Call20130911 (BBC7)
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Vintage radio drama.

Stars Cecil Parker.

The psychiatrist-sleuth probes a mystery death in a hotel.

The psychiatrist-sleuth probes a mystery death in a hotel. Ernest Dudley's 1957 thriller stars Cecil Parker and Sheila Sim.

The psychiatrist-sleuth investigates the mysterious death of wealthy French baroness.

Cantankerous criminal psychologist Dr Morelle investigates the mystery death of wealthy French baroness in a hotel.

Ernest Dudley's Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective uses psychology as well as criminology to hunt down lawbreakers by deducing their felonious personalities.

Following on from the success of the 1949 Hammer Film 'Dr Morelle: The Case Of The Missing Heiress', this is the first of 13 BBC radio episodes starring British film veteran, Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle and Sheila Sim as his long-suffering assistant, Miss Frayle.

With Sydney Tafler as the Hotel Waiter, Tonia Bern as Mam'selle Rolin, Hugh Manning as Anthony Winter, Molly Rankin as the Hotel Receptionist and Kathleen Helme as Miss Shawcroft.

Audio recovered by BBC Radio 4 Extra listener, Steve Arnold.
Director: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1957.

4 Extra Debut. The psychiatrist-sleuth probes a mystery death in a hotel.

4 Extra Debut. The psychiatrist-sleuth probes a mystery death in a hotel. Ernest Dudley's 1957 thriller stars Cecil Parker and Sheila Sim.

02Confession Of Guilt1957061920070625 BT=0900 (BBC7)
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A young woman wants absolving from a murder, but Dr Morelle isn't in a forgiving mood.

A woman wants absolving from a murder, but will the psychiatrist turned detective agree?

A woman wants absolving from a murder, but will the psychiatrist turned detective agree? With Cecil Parker.

From January 1957.

A woman wants absolving from a murder, but will the psychiatrist turned detective agree? Stars Cecil Parker.

A woman wants absolving from a murder, but will the psychiatrist-sleuth agree?

A woman wants absolving from a murder, but will the psychiatrist-sleuth agree? Ernest Dudley's 1957 thriller with Cecil Parker.

A woman wants to be absolved from a murder, but will the psychiatrist-sleuth agree? Ernest Dudley's 1957 thriller with Cecil Parker.

A woman wants to be absolved from a murder, but will the psychiatrist-sleuth agree?

A woman wants to be absolved of a murder, but will the psychiatrist-sleuth agree?

A woman wants to be absolved from a case of murder, but will the cantankerous criminal psychologist Dr Morelle agree?

Ernest Dudley's Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective uses psychology as well as criminology to hunt down lawbreakers by deducing their felonious personalities.

Following on from the success of the 1949 Hammer Film 'Dr Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress', the BBC radio series stars British film veteran, Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle and Sheila Sim as his long-suffering assistant, Miss Frayle.

With Phillip Wray as Inspector Hood, Mary Law as Paula Webb and other parts by Maurice Sweden, Norman Wynn, Hugh Manning, Betty Lynton and Alan McLelland.

Director: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1957.

A young woman wants absolving from a murder, but Dr Morelle isn't in a forgiving mood. Vintage radio drama.

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A woman wants absolving from a murder, but will the psychiatrist turned detective agree? Stars Cecil Parker. From January 1957.

03The Blackmailer1957062620070626 BT=0900 (BBC7)
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Is the glamorous sounding Spanish count all he appears to be? How could he be with Dr Morelle involved!

The psychiatrist turned detective probes the dealings of a mysterious Spanish count.

Stars Cecil Parker.

From February 1957.

The psychiatrist-turned-detective probes the dealings of a mysterious Spanish count. Ernest Dudley's thriller with Cecil Parker. From February 1957.

Cantankerous criminal psychologist, Dr Morelle probes the dealings of a mysterious Spanish Count.

Ernest Dudley's Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective uses psychology as well as criminology to hunt down lawbreakers by deducing their felonious personalities.

Following on from the success of the 1949 Hammer Film 'Dr Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress', the BBC radio series stars British film veteran, Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle and Sheila Sim as his long-suffering assistant, Miss Frayle.

With Phillip Wray as Inspector Hood, Douglas Young as Sir Clifford Forbes, Madeleine Christie as Lady Forbes, Ruth Trouncer as Cynthia Forbes, Haydn Jones as the Hotel Waiter, Humphrey Morton as the Hotel Manager, Beryl Calder as Lily the maid, Molly Rankin as Matron and Ian Sadler as Harry Fox.

Director: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1957.

Is the glamorous sounding Spanish count all he appears to be? How could he be with Dr Morelle involved! Vintage radio drama.

The psychiatrist turned detective probes the dealings of a mysterious Spanish count. Stars Cecil Parker. From February 1957.

04Voice In The Night1957070320070627 BT=0900 (BBC7)
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When a kindly old spinster gets threatening phone calls, who better to solve the crime than Dr Morelle?

The psychiatrist turned detective probes death threats made to an elderly spinster.

Stars Cecil Parker.

From February 1957.

The psychiatrist turned detective probes death threats made to an elderly spinster. Stars Cecil Parker. From February 1957.

The psychiatrist-turned-detective probes death threats made to an elderly spinster. Ernest Dudley's thriller with Cecil Parker. From February 1957.

After receiving sinister death threats over the telephone, an elderly spinster calls in cantankerous criminal psychologist, Dr Morelle.

Ernest Dudley's Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective uses psychology as well as criminology to hunt down lawbreakers by deducing their felonious personalities.

Following on from the success of the 1949 Hammer Film 'Dr Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress', the BBC radio series stars British film veteran, Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle and Sheila Sim as his long-suffering assistant, Miss Frayle.

With Hester Paton Brown as Miss Nicholson, Percy Edwards as Billy Boy the dog, Alan McClelland as Mr Nicholson, Fred Yule as Superintendent Denham, Alan Keith as the Station Officer and John Baker as Julian Smith/Taxi driver.

Director: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1957.

When a kindly old spinster gets threatening phone calls, who better to solve the crime than Dr Morelle? Vintage radio drama.

05The Will1957071020130916 (BBC7)
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A young man in distress and an old man in danger. Ernest Dudley's 1957 thriller.

A young man in distress and an old man in danger. Ernest Dudley's 1957 thriller stars Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle.

06Act Of Violence1957071720130917 (BBC7)
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Local amateur dramatics bring back memories for a man accused of murder.

Local amateur dramatics bring back memories for a man accused of murder. Ernest Dudley's 1957 thriller with Cecil Parker.

07The Black Ruby1957072420070628 (BBC7)
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Is a fabled gem all it's cracked up to be? Enter Dr Morelle with his jewellers' loop and magnifying glass.

The psychiatrist turned detective probes a fabled gem's authenticity.

Stars Cecil Parker and Sheila Sim.

The psychiatrist-turned-detective probes a fabled gem's authenticity. Ernest Dudley's thriller stars Cecil Parker and Sheila Sim. From February 1957.

07The Will1957072420130916 (BBC7)
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A young man in distress and an old man in danger.

A young man in distress and an old man in danger: a curious case for the cantankerous criminal psychologist.

Ernest Dudley's Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective uses psychology as well as criminology to hunt down lawbreakers by deducing their felonious personalities.

Following on from the success of the 1949 Hammer Film 'Dr Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress', the BBC radio series stars British film veteran, Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle and Sheila Sim as his long-suffering assistant, Miss Frayle.

With David Spenser as David Beaumont, Nan Kenway as Herietta Vickers, Douglas Young as Herbert Vickers and Will Leighton as Darrell.

Director: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1957.

A young man in distress and an old man in danger. Ernest Dudley's 1957 thriller.

A young man in distress and an old man in danger. Ernest Dudley's 1957 thriller stars Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle.

08Act Of Violence1957073120130917 (BBC7)
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Local amateur dramatics bring back memories for a man accused of murder.

The criminal psychologist is on the case when local amateur dramatics bring back memories for a man accused of murder...

Ernest Dudley's Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective uses psychology as well as criminology to hunt down lawbreakers by deducing their felonious personalities.

Following on from the success of the 1949 Hammer Film 'Dr Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress', the BBC radio series stars British film veteran, Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle and Sheila Sim as his long-suffering assistant, Miss Frayle.
With Ralph Truman as Major Penfold, Trevor Martin as Robert Benson, Martin Miller as Professor Stenberg and Will Leighton as Clerk of the Court,

Director: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1957.

Local amateur dramatics bring back memories for a man accused of murder. Ernest Dudley's 1957 thriller with Cecil Parker.

08The Wedding Dress1957073120070629 (BBC7)
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Someone is mounting a campaign to block a wedding.

Enter Dr Morelle and his long-suffering assistant.

The psychiatrist turned detective investigates a terror campaign against a bride-to-be.

Stars Cecil Parker.

The psychiatrist turned detective investigates a terror campaign against a bride-to-be. Stars Cecil Parker.

The psychiatrist-turned-detective investigates a terror campaign against a bride-to-be. Ernest Dudley's thriller stars Cecil Parker. From February 1957.

09The Black Ruby1957080720070628 BT=0900 (BBC7)
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20091021 BT=0130 (BBC7)
20100706 (BBC7)
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20110712 (BBC7)
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20131226 (BBC7)
20131227 (BBC7)
20170830 (BBC7)

The psychiatrist-turned-detective probes a fabled gem's authenticity.

The cantankerous criminal psychologist probes the authenticity of a fabled gem. Is it cursed?

Ernest Dudley's Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective uses psychology as well as criminology to hunt down lawbreakers by deducing their felonious personalities.

Following on from the success of the 1949 Hammer Film 'Dr Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress', the BBC radio series stars British film veteran, Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle and Sheila Sim as his long-suffering assistant, Miss Frayle.

With Norman Woodland as Guy Hampton, Virginia Winter as Sonia Hampton, Louise Gainsborough as Helen Reynolds, Richard Bebb as Bill Reynolds, Desmond Carrington as Aubrey Green and John Baker as the Airline Captain/various.

Director: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1957.

Is a fabled gem all it's cracked up to be? Enter Dr Morelle with his jewellers' loop and magnifying glass. Vintage radio drama.

The psychiatrist-turned-detective probes a fabled gem's authenticity. Ernest Dudley's thriller stars Cecil Parker and Sheila Sim. From February 1957.

The psychiatrist turned detective probes a fabled gem's authenticity. From February 1957.

The psychiatrist turned detective probes a fabled gem's authenticity. Stars Cecil Parker and Sheila Sim. From February 1957.

09The Gambler1957080720130918 (BBC7)
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The psychiatrist-sleuth tackles a desperate gambling addict in a case of murder.

The psychiatrist-sleuth tackles a desperate gambling addict in a case of murder. Stars Cecil Parker and Sheila Sim. From March 1957.

10Poisoned Air1957081420130919 (BBC7)
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The psychiatrist-sleuth tackles a case of risky experiments and thwarted love.

The psychiatrist-sleuth tackles a case of risky experiments and thwarted love. Stars Cecil Parker and Sheila Sim. From July 1957.

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The psychiatrist-turned-detective investigates a terror campaign against a bride-to-be.

Frightened bride-to-be Audrey Templeton is being spooked by noises in the night. Can the psychiatrist-sleuth uncover what's going on?

Ernest Dudley's Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective uses psychology as well as criminology to hunt down lawbreakers by deducing their felonious personalities.

Following on from the success of the 1949 Hammer Film 'Dr Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress', the BBC radio series stars British film veteran, Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle and Sheila Sim as his long-suffering assistant, Miss Frayle.

With Sulwen Morgan as Audrey Templeton, Mary Law as Evelyn Lambert, Olwen Brookes as Edna Lambert, Peggy Thorpe-Bates as Mrs Vezey and Trevor Martin as the Commercial Traveller/Ames.

Director: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1957.

Someone is mounting a campaign to block a wedding. Enter Dr Morelle and his long-suffering assistant. Vintage radio drama.

The psychiatrist-turned-detective investigates a terror campaign against a bride-to-be. Ernest Dudley's thriller stars Cecil Parker. From February 1957.

The psychiatrist turned detective investigates a terror campaign against a bride-to-be. Stars Cecil Parker. From February 1957.

11Mr X1957082120130920 (BBC7)
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A man loses his memory and a woman gets nuisance calls, in a case for the psych-sleuth.

A man loses his memory and a woman gets nuisance calls, in a case for the psychiatrist-sleuth. Stars Cecil Parker. From July 1957.

11The Gambler20130918 (BBC7)
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The psychiatrist-sleuth tackles a desperate gambling addict in a case of murder.

The psychiatrist-sleuth tackles a desperate gambling addict in a mysterious case of murder.

Ernest Dudley's Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective uses psychology as well as criminology to hunt down lawbreakers by deducing their felonious personalities.

Following on from the success of the 1949 Hammer Film 'Dr Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress', the BBC radio series stars British film veteran, Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle and Sheila Sim as his long-suffering assistant, Miss Frayle.

With Harriet Johns as Mrs Ludlow, Desmond Carrington as Mr Ellis, Jimmy Lavall as Felix Grey, Arthur Young as Simmons, Simon Lack as a Man and Beryl Calder as the Girl.

Director: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1957.

The psychiatrist-sleuth tackles a desperate gambling addict in a case of murder. Stars Cecil Parker and Sheila Sim. From March 1957.

12Poisoned Air20130919 (BBC7)
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The psychiatrist-sleuth tackles a case of risky experiments and thwarted love.

The cantankerous criminal psychologist tackles a mysterious case of deadly experiments and thwarted love.

Ernest Dudley's Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective uses psychology as well as criminology to hunt down lawbreakers by deducing their felonious personalities.

Following on from the success of the 1949 Hammer Film 'Dr Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress', the BBC radio series stars British film veteran, Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle and Sheila Sim as his long-suffering assistant, Miss Frayle.

With David Hurst as Kurt Emmanuel, Maureen Riscoe as Bella Goodwyn, Elsa Palmer as Mrs Atkins, John Horsley as Hugo Russell and Haydn Jones as Sgt Hammond.

Director: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1957.

The psychiatrist-sleuth tackles a case of risky experiments and thwarted love. Stars Cecil Parker and Sheila Sim. From July 1957.

13Mr X20130920 (BBC7)
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A man loses his memory and a woman gets nuisance calls, in a case for the psych-sleuth.

A man loses his memory and a woman gets nuisance calls in another case for the cantankerous criminal psychologist.

Ernest Dudley's Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective uses psychology as well as criminology to hunt down lawbreakers by deducing their felonious personalities.

Following on from the success of the 1949 Hammer Film 'Dr Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress', the BBC radio series stars British film veteran, Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle and Sheila Sim as his long-suffering assistant, Miss Frayle.

With Lana Morris as Paula Maitland, Maureen Riscoe as the Nurse, David Spenser as Mr X, Simon Lack as Mr Maitland, Joan Sanderson as Matron and Fred Yule as Inspector Hood.

Director: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1957.

A man loses his memory and a woman gets nuisance calls, in a case for the psychiatrist-sleuth. Stars Cecil Parker. From July 1957.