Cast In Order Of Disappearance [A Charles Paris Mystery]

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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.

A vampire film claims victims on set and off.

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.

022010020520101028

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

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.

032010021220101104

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.

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.

04 LAST2010021920101111

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.

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.

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.