Cast, In Order Of Disappearance [A Charles Paris Mystery]

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01Baron Hardup1984051620100129 (BBC7)
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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.

CAST:

Charles Paris …. Francis Matthews
Jacqui Mitchell …. Fiona Hendley
Frances …. Jennifer Hilary
Maurice Skellern …. Harry Landis
Len …. Peter Tuddenham
Norman …. James Bryce
Barman …. Mark Straker
Newsreader …. Paul Leighton

Adapted by Simon Brett from his book.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1984.

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

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

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

Dramatised by Jeremy Front from the novel by Simon Brett.

Actor, dipsomaniac and amateur sleuth Charles Paris investigates when a vampire film claims victims on set and off.

Charles Paris....Bill Nighy

Jodie....Martine McCutcheon

Frances....Suzanne Burden

Maurice....Jon Glover

Juliet....Tilly Gaunt

Elspeth....Kate Layden

Zoe....Tessa Nicholson

DJ....Piers Wehner

Directed by Sally Avens.

A vampire film claims victims on set and off.

by Jeremy Front based on the novel by Simon Brett

Bill Nighy returns as actor, dipsomaniac and amateur sleuth. A vampire film is claiming victims on set and off.

CHARLES PARIS....BILL NIGHY

JODIE....MARTINE MCCUTCHEON

FRANCES....SUZANNE BURDEN

MAURICE....JON GLOVER

JULIET....TILLY GAUNT

ELSPETH....KATE LAYDEN

ZOE....TESSA NICHOLSON

DJ....PIERS WEHNER

Producer - Sally Avens

Another chance to hear the latest Charles paris series. Bill Nighy stars as the actor cum amateur sleuth with a love of the bottle and the female form. In this series he has uncharacteristically landed a part in a film 'The Wreathing' where he's playing a middle management vampire opposite swimwear model turned actress Jodie Ricks played by Martine McCutcheon. Before long Jodie has confided to Charles that she's the victim of a blackmail scam and things take an even nastier turn when it appears that someone wants Jodie dead.

Never one to resist a maiden in distress Charles sets about trying to solve the mystery.

Francis Matthews stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

Adapted by Simon Brett from his thriller set during the UK's winter fuel crisis of 1973.
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Charles Paris …. Francis Matthews
Jacqui Mitchell …. Fiona Hendley
Frances …. Jennifer Hilary
Maurice Skellern …. Harry Landis
Len …. Peter Tuddenham
Norman …. James Bryce
Barman …. Mark Straker
Newsreader …. Paul Leighton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1984.

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Dramatised by Jeremy Front from the novel by Simon Brett.

Charles Paris goes fishing and finds a dead body.

Charles Paris....Bill Nighy

Jodie....Martine McCutcheon

Frances....Suzanne Burden

Maurice....Jon Glover

Juliet....Tilly Gaunt

Miles....Thomas Arnold

Dr Mayhew....Stephen Hogan

Barman....Joseph Cohen-Cole

Receptionist....Tessa Nicholson

Directed by Sally Avens.

Charles goes fishing and finds a dead body.

By Jeremy Front

Based on the novel by Simon Brett

Episode Two

ELSPETH....KATE LAYDEN

ZOE....TESSA NICHOLSON

DJ....PIERS WEHNER

Producer - Sally Avens

Another chance to hear the latest Charles paris series. Bill Nighy stars as the actor cum amateur sleuth with a love of the bottle and the female form. In this series he has uncharacteristically landed a part in a film 'The Wreathing' where he's playing a middle management vampire opposite swimwear model turned actress Jodie Ricks played by Martine McCutcheon. Before long Jodie has confided to Charles that she's the victim of a blackmail scam and things take an even nastier turn when it appears that someone wants Jodie dead.

Never one to resist a maiden in distress Charles sets about trying to solve the mystery.

In this week's episode Charles goes fishing and finds a dead body.

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum sleuth in Jeremy Front's dramatisation of Simon Brett's book

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Chorus girl Jacqui 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.

Francis Matthews stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

Adapted by Simon Brett from his thriller set during the UK's winter fuel crisis of 1973.

Charles Paris …. Francis Matthews
Jacqui Mitchell …. Fiona Hendley
George …. Peter Tuddenham
Bernard Walton …. Timothy Carlton
Joanne Menzies …. Sandra Clark
Mrs Sweet …. Lynda Baron
Harry Chiltern …. Victor Maddern
Nurse …. Hilda Schroder
Maggie Swede …. Maggie McCarthy

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1984.

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

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1984.

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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.

Dramatised by Jeremy Front from the novel by Simon Brett.

Someone is determined to kill Jodie; can Charles stop them before it's too late?

Charles Paris....Bill Nighy

Jodie....Martine McCutcheon

Frances....Suzanne Burden

Maurice....Jon Glover

Juliet....Tilly Gaunt

Nick....Rhys Jennings

Elspeth....Kate Layden

Terry....Philip Fox

Yvonne....Avril Clark

Directed by Sally Avens.

Charles Paris has still not been able to contact the elusive theatrical impresario Marius Steen.

Now the man who took the compromising photographs of Steen and his lover has been shot - dead.

Francis Matthews stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

Adapted by Simon Brett from his thriller.

CharleS Paris …. Francis Matthews
Jacqui Mitchell …. Fiona Hendley
Marius Steen …. Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Sweet …. Lynda Baron
Juliet …. Wendy Murray
Miles …. David Dixon
Nigel Steen …. Richard Morant
Taxi Driver …. Mark Jones

Adapted by Simon Brett from his book.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1984.

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

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

Charles Paris has still not been able to contact the elusive theatrical impresario Marius Steen.

Now the man who took the compromising photographs of Steen and his lover has been shot - dead.

Francis Matthews stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

Adapted by Simon Brett from his thriller.

CharleS Paris …. Francis Matthews
Jacqui Mitchell …. Fiona Hendley
Marius Steen …. Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Sweet …. Lynda Baron
Juliet …. Wendy Murray
Miles …. David Dixon
Nigel Steen …. Richard Morant
Taxi Driver …. Mark Jones

Adapted by Simon Brett from his book.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in May 1984.

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

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

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Dramatised by Jeremy Front from the novel by Simon Brett.

Just who did kill Elliot Roth and will they stop at one murder?

Charles Paris....Bill Nighy

Jodie....Martine McCutcheon

Frances....Suzanne Burden

Maurice....Jon Glover

Nick....Rhys Jennings

Dr Mayhew....Stephen Hogan

Elspeth....Kate Layden

Directed by Sally Avens.

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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.

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.

CAST:

Charles Paris …. Francis Matthews
Jacqui Mitchell …. Fiona Hendley
Marius Steen …. Peter Tuddenham
Gerald Venables …. Jeremy Child
Joanne Menzies …. Sandra Clark
Bartlemas …. Anthony Newlands
O’Rourke …. Alec Bregonzi
Maurice Skellern …. Harry Landis
Morrison …. Peter Cleall
Waiter …. Geoffrey Collins

Adapted by Simon Brett from his book

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1984.

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

Francis Matthews stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

Adapted by Simon Brett from his thriller.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1984.

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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.

Francis Matthews stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

Adapted by Simon Brett from his thriller.

Charles Paris …. Francis Matthews
Jacqui Mitchell …. Fiona Hendley
Gerald Venable …. Jeremy Child
Joanne Menzies …. Sandra Clark
Nigel Steen …. Richard Morant
Jean-Luc Roussel …. Harry Fowler
Garth …. Nigel Graham
P.A. …. Eileen Tully
Eric …. Mark Jones

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1984.

Jacqui spills the beans to the police.

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

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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.

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

Francis Matthews stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

Conclusion of Simon Brett's thriller adapted by the author.

Charles Paris …. Francis Matthews
Jacqui Mitchell …. Fiona Hendley
Gerald Venables …. Jeremy Child
Joanne Menzies …. Sandra Clark
Nigel Steen …. Richard Morant
Keith …. Nigel Graham
Eric …. Mark Jones
Doctor Marsh/ Taxi Driver …. Jon Strickland

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in June 1984.

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

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

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.