Cast, In Order Of Disappearance

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01Baron Hardup20151102 (BBC7)
20151103 (BBC7)

Charles Paris employs his skills to solve the murder of a leading theatre impresario.

Charles Paris is a middle-aged actor down on his luck, but his whole life is to change after a chance meeting with a chorus girl named Jacqui.

Assuming a variety of roles, the lothario thespian employs his skills to try and solve a murder. Set during the UK's winter fuel crisis of 1973.

Stars Francis Matthews as Charles Paris and Fiona Hendley as Jacqui Mitchell, Jennifer Hilary as Frances and Harry Landis as Maurice Skellern.

Adapted by Simon Brett from his book.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1984.

02Transformation Scene20151103 (BBC7)
20151104 (BBC7)

The lothario actor has a close encounter in a photographer's studio.

Chorus girl Jaqui Mitchell has suddenly been rejected by her lover impresario. Could it be because compromising photographs were taken of them both at a party?

Assuming a variety of roles, the lothario thespian employs his skills to try and solve a murder. Set during the UK's winter fuel crisis of 1973.

Stars Francis Matthews as Charles Paris and Fiona Hendley as Jacqui Mitchell, Timothy Carlon as Bernard Walton and Lynda Baron as Mrs Sweet.

Adapted by Simon Brett from his book

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1984.

03Inside The Giant's Castle20151104 (BBC7)
20151105 (BBC7)

The actor-turned-sleuth becomes involved in the compromising sex party photograph case.

Charles Paris has still not been able to contact the elusive theatrical impresario Marius Steen, and now the man who took the compromising photographs of Steen and his lover has been shot - dead.

Assuming a variety of roles, the lothario thespian employs his skills to try and solve a murder. Set during the UK's winter fuel crisis of 1973.

Stars Francis Matthews as Charles Paris and Fiona Hendley as Jacqui Mitchell, Richard Morant as Nigel Steen and Lynda Baron as Mrs Sweet.

Adapted by Simon Brett from his book.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1984.

04The Funny Policeman20151105 (BBC7)
20151106 (BBC7)

Marius Steen's recently revised will sends the actor-turned-detective in a new direction.

Impresario Marius Steen has been found dead. Jacqui Mitchell suspects foul play, so Charles Paris continues his investigations - and discovers a thing or two about Steen's will.

Assuming a variety of roles, the lothario thespian employs his skills to try and solve a murder. Set during the UK's winter fuel crisis of 1973.

Stars Francis Matthews as Charles Paris and Fiona Hendley as Jacqui Mitchell, Jeremy Child as Gerald Venables and Anthony Newlands as Bartlemas.

Adapted by Simon Brett from his book

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1984.

05Slapstick Scene20151106 (BBC7)
20151107 (BBC7)

Jacqui spills the beans to the police.

Marius Steen has been found dead. His lover Jacqui Mitchell suspects foul play and now that a new will has been found made in her favour, Charles Paris begins to believe her. Movie making becomes a horror story.

Assuming a variety of roles, the lothario thespian employs his skills to try and solve a murder. Set during the UK's winter fuel crisis of 1973.

Stars Francis Matthews as Charles Paris and Fiona Hendley as Jacqui Mitchell, Harry Fowler as Jean-Luc Roussel, Richard Morant as Nigel Steen and Jeremy Child as Gerald Venables.

Adapted by Simon Brett from his book

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1984.

0620151109 (BBC7)
20151110 (BBC7)

Charles Paris investigates. The actor-cum-detective faces a showdown at Streetley.

Charles Paris investigates. The actor-cum-detective faces a showdown at Streetley as he closes in on the truth about Steen's death. Stars Francis Matthews.

06King Rat20151109 (BBC7)
20151110 (BBC7)

Charles has been shot - was it an accident or did someone try to murder him?

Charles Paris is a middle-aged actor down on his luck, but his whole life has changed after a chance meeting with a chorus girl named Jacqui.

Assuming a variety of roles, the lothario thespian employs his skills to try and solve a murder. Set during the UK's winter fuel crisis of 1973.

Stars Francis Matthews as Charles Paris and Fiona Hendley as Jacqui Mitchell, Jeremy Child as Gerald Venables, Sandra Clark as Joanne Menzies and Richard Morant as Nigel Steen.

Adapted by Simon Brett from his book.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1984.