A Charles Paris Mystery

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20060830

Sicken and So Die

Dramatised by Jeremy Front from the novel by Simon Brett. Bill Nighy returns as Charles Paris, actor-cum-amateur sleuth.

1/4. Charles has landed a role in Twelfth Night, but it seems there's a poisoner on the loose.

Charles Paris....Bill Nighy

Frances....Suzanne Burden

Maurice....Jon Glover

Ken Carter....Peter Wight

Alex Radelescu....Julian Rhind-tutt

Vivienne Marlin....Elizabeth Bell

Gavin Scholes....Thomas Wheatley

Jack Bradley....John Cummins

Sally Luther....Tracy Wiles

Ben Ritson....Tom Lawrence

Vasile Bogdan....Ryan McCluskey

Director Sally Avens.

20060906

Sicken and So Die

Dramatised by Jeremy Front from the novel by Simon Brett. Bill Nighy returns as Charles Paris, actor-cum-amateur sleuth.

2/4. Charles is playing Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, but he's convinced theres a poisoner on the loose as members of the cast and crew fall sick. Can Charles unmask the culprit before someone dies?

Charles Paris....Bill Nighy

Frances....Suzanne Burden

Alex Radelescu....Julian Rhind-tutt

Sally Luther....Tracy Wiles

Vasile Bogdan/Scott....Ryan McCluskey

Gavin Scholes....Thomas Wheatley

Jack Bradley....John Cummins

Director Sally Avens.

20060913

Sicken and So Die

Dramatised by Jeremy Front from the novel by Simon Brett. Bill Nighy returns as Charles Paris, the actor and amateur sleuth.

3/4. Twelfth Night opens to rapturous reviews. But can Charles discover who is poisoning the cast?

Charles Paris....Bill Nighy

Frances....Suzanne Burden

Alex Radelescu....Julian Rhind-tutt

Vivienne Marlin....Elizabeth Bell

Talya Northcott....Alex Tregear

Ben Ritson....Tom Lawrence

Jack Bradley....John Cummins

Vasile Bogdan....Ryan McCluskey

Dewar....Kim Wall

Director Sally Avens.

20060920

Sicken and So Die

Dramatised by Jeremy Front from the novel by Simon Brett. Bill Nighy returns as Charles Paris, the actor and amateur sleuth.

4/4. Is Charles about to unmask the murderer who has been poisoning the cast of Twelfth Night?

Charles Paris....Bill Nighy

Frances....Suzanne Burden

Maurice....Jon Glover

Talya Northcott....Alex Tregear

Ben Ritson....Tom Lawrence

Jack Bradley....John Cummins

Vivienne Marlin....Elizabeth Bell

Scott....Ryan McCluskey

Dewar....Kim Wall

Director Sally Avens.

20080303

Sicken and So Die

Dramatised by Jeremy Front from the novel by Simon Brett.

1/4. Actor and amateur sleuth Charles Paris has landed a role in Twelfth Night but it seems there is a poisoner on the loose.

Charles Paris....Bill Nighy

Frances....Suzanne Burden

Maurice....Jon Glover

Ken Carter....Peter Wight

Alex Radelescu....Julian Rhind-tutt

Vivienne Marlin....Elizabeth Bell

Gavin Scholes....Thomas Wheatley

Jack Bradley....John Cummins

Sally Luther....Tracy Wiles

Ben Ritson....Tom Lawrence

Vasile Bogdan....Ryan McCluskey

Directed by Sally Avens.

20080310

Sicken and So Die

Dramatised by Jeremy Front from the novel by Simon Brett.

2/4: Charles is playing Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, but he is convinced there is a poisoner on the loose as members of the cast and crew fall sick.

Charles Paris....Bill Nighy

Frances....Suzanne Burden

Alex Radelescu....Julian Rhind-tutt

Sally Luther....Tracy Wiles

Vasile Bogdan/Scott....Ryan McCluskey

Jack Bradley....John Cummins

Gavin Scholes....Thomas Wheatley

Directed by Sally Avens.

20080317

Sicken and So Die

Dramatised by Jeremy Front from the novel by Simon Brett.

3/4. Twelfth Night opens to rapturous reviews. But can Charles discover who is poisoning the cast?

Charles Paris....Bill Nighy

Frances....Suzanne Burden

Alex Radelescu....Julian Rhind-tutt

Vivienne Marlin....Elizabeth Bell

Talya Northcott....Alex Tregear

Ben Ritson....Tom Lawrence

Jack Bradley....John Cummins

Vasile Bogdan....Ryan McCluskey

Dewar....Kim Wall

Directed by Sally Avens.

20080324

Sicken and So Die

Dramatised by Jeremy Front from the novel by Simon Brett.

4/4. Charles is about to unmask the murderer.

Charles Paris....Bill Nighy

Frances....Suzanne Burden

Maurice....Jon Glover

Talya Northcott....Alex Tregear

Ben Ritson....Tom Lawrence

Jack Bradley....John Cummins

Vivienne Marlin....Elizabeth Bell

Dewar....Kim Wall

Scott....Ryan McCluskey

Directed by Sally Avens.

01A Reconstructed Corpse20120302

by Jeremy Front

Based on the novel by Simon Brett

Charles takes on the role of a lookalike in a crime

reconstruction programme. But a missing person

case soon turns to murder.

Charles....Bill Nighy

Frances....Suzanne Burden

Maurice....Jon Glover

Angie....Alex Rivers

Rob Garston....Adam Billington

Chloe Earnshaw....Francine Chamberlain

Greg Marchmont....Carl Prekopp

Superintendent Sorsby....Gerard McDermott

Zoe/Receptionist....Jane Whittenshaw

Actor/PC/Steward....Rikki Lawton

Directed by Sally Avens

Bill Nighy returns as the irrepressible Charles Paris: unsuccessful actor, bad husband and dypsomaniac. Charles is once again in need of work and to make things worse he's been kicked out by Frances after inadvertently starting a riot outside her house. Any job will do so when he is offered work in a crime reconstruction programme playing a missing property developer he leaps at the chance. But a missing person case soon turns to murder when severed body parts begin to appear. Television ratings soar as the public tune in to discover every gory detail of the case. The raging egos and jealous manoeuvrings of the producers, presenters and the police soon provide a long list of suspects for Charles to investigate as he pieces together a macabre jigsaw puzzle of murder.

Simon Brett has written numerous Charles Paris novels, which have been used as the basis for the Radio 4 series by Jeremy Front.

Charles takes on the role of a lookalike in a crime reconstruction programme.

Bill Nighy returns as the irrepressible Charles Paris: unsuccessful actor, bad husband and dipsomaniac. Charles is once again in need of work and to make things worse he's been kicked out by Frances after inadvertently starting a riot outside her house. Any job will do so when he is offered work in a crime reconstruction programme playing a missing property developer he leaps at the chance. But a missing person case soon turns to murder when severed body parts begin to appear. Television ratings soar as the public tune in to discover every gory detail of the case. The raging egos and jealous manoeuvrings of the producers, presenters and the police soon provide a long list of suspects for Charles to investigate as he pieces together a macabre jigsaw puzzle of murder.

01Dead Room Farce20180223

By Jeremy Front
Based on the novel by Simon Brett

A series of nasty accidents befall the cast of the play Charles is appearing in. Is it bad luck or is someone out to sabotage the production.

Directed by Sally Avens

As ever, Charles is his own worst enemy, a louche lush who can resist anything except temptation especially in the form of women and alcohol. His intentions may be good but somehow the results always go wrong.

He's been out of work so long now he feels he may never get a job and he's driving Frances his semi-ex-wife mad.

So when he's offered a small role in an awful play up in Rugland she nearly pushes him out the door.

But as always with Charles murder is never far behind.

01Dead Side Of The Mic20101214 (BBC7)
20101215 (BBC7)

Charles Paris gets embroiled in a suspicious death at London's Broadcasting House.

Simon Brett's actor-cum-amateur sleuth gets embroiled in a suspicious death at London's Broadcasting House. Stars Bill Nighy.

02A Reconstructed Corpse20120309

by Jeremy Front

Based on the novel by Simon Brett

Charles discovers bitter rivalries

amongst the police investigating the murder

of a property developer. And an unwelcome surprise awaits when he attempts

to celebrate his wedding anniversary with Frances.

Charles....Bill Nighy

Frances....Suzanne Burden

Maurice....Jon Glover

Juliet....Tilly Gaunt

Miles....Thomas Arnold

Angie....Alex Rivers

Rob Garston....Adam Billington

Chloe Earnshaw....Francine Chamberlain

Greg Marchmont....Carl Prekopp

Superintendent Sorsby....Gerard McDermott

Police Constable....Christopher Webster

Barmaid....Victoria Inez Hardy

Directed by Sally Avens

Bill Nighy returns as the irrepressible Charles Paris: unsuccessful actor, bad husband and dipsomaniac. Charles is once again in need of work and to make things worse he's been kicked out by Frances after inadvertently starting a riot outside her house. Any job will do so when he is offered work in a crime reconstruction programme playing a missing property developer he leaps at the chance. But a missing person case soon turns to murder when severed body parts begin to appear. Television ratings soar as the public tune in to discover every gory detail of the case. The raging egos and jealous manoeuvrings of the producers, presenters and the police soon provide a long list of suspects for Charles to investigate as he pieces together a macabre jigsaw puzzle of murder.

Simon Brett has written numerous Charles Paris novels, which have been used as the basis for the Radio 4 series by Jeremy Front.

Charles discovers bitter rivalries among the police investigating the murder.

02Dead Room Farce20180302

Charles is offered a small role in an awful play. As always, murder is never far behind.

02Dead Side Of The Mic20101215 (BBC7)
20101216 (BBC7)

The plot thickens for the actor-sleuth as he delves into a death at the BBC.

The plot thickens for the actor-sleuth as he delves into a death at the BBC. Stars Bill Nighy and Suzanne Burden.

03A Reconstructed Corpse20120316

by Jeremy Front

based on the novel by Simon Brett

Another severed limb turns up and

Charles enlists Frances' help to solve

the mystery of who it belongs to.

Charles....Bill Nighy

Frances....Suzanne Burden

Maurice....Jon Glover

Rob Garston....Adam Billington

Superintendent Sorsby....Gerard McDermott

Sergeant....Simon Bubb

Sam Noakes....Adjoa Andoh

Directed by Sally Avens

Bill Nighy returns as the irrepressible Charles Paris: unsuccessful actor, bad husband and dipsomaniac. Charles is once again in need of work and to make things worse he's been kicked out by Frances after inadvertently starting a riot outside her house. Any job will do so when he is offered work in a crime reconstruction programme playing a missing property developer he leaps at the chance. But a missing person case soon turns to murder when severed body parts begin to appear. Television ratings soar as the public tune in to discover every gory detail of the case. The raging egos and jealous manoeuvrings of the producers, presenters and the police soon provide a long list of suspects for Charles to investigate as he pieces together a macabre jigsaw puzzle of murder.

Simon Brett has written numerous Charles Paris novels, which have been used as the basis for the Radio 4 series by Jeremy Front.

Bill Nighy as the actor-cum-sleuth, investigating a murder on a police procedural show.

03Dead Room Farce20180309

by Jeremy Front
Based on the novel by Simon Brett

Directed by Sally Avens

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris. Charles is starring in a revival of a 70's farce when the Director drops dead and another premature death follows soon after when an audio producer doing a promo for the show dies in suspicious circumstances. Charles attempts to find out if foul play is afoot.

Comedy with Bill Nighy starring as the actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris.

03Dead Side Of The Mic20101216 (BBC7)
20101217 (BBC7)

The actor-sleuth heads to New York for a funeral.

The actor-sleuth heads to New York for a funeral - and to pursue his investigation into a death at the BBC. Stars Bill Nighy.

04Dead Room Farce20180316

by Jeremy Front
Based on the novel by Simon Brett

Directed by Sally Avens

Charles is starring in a revival of a 70's farce; the cast record an audio promo for the show only for the producer to be found dead in his studio. The cast seem to have secrets they don't want shared but who would go as far as murder to protect themselves? Charles is determined to find out.

04 LASTA Reconstructed Corpse20120323

by Jeremy Front.

Based on the Novel by Simon Brett

Charles finds the final piece in the macabre

jigsaw puzzle of murder but not before his own life

comes under attack.

Charles....Bill Nighy

Frances....Suzanne Burden

Maurice....Jon Glover

Chloe Earnshaw....Francine Chamberlain

Superintendent Sorsby....Gerard McDermott

Sam Noakes....Adjoa Andoh

Martin Earnshaw....James Lailey

Directed by Sally Avens

Bill Nighy returns as the irrepressible Charles Paris: unsuccessful actor, bad husband and dypsomaniac. Charles is once again in need of work and to make things worse he's been kicked out by Frances after inadvertently starting a riot outside her house. Any job will do so when he is offered work in a crime reconstruction programme playing a missing property developer he leaps at the chance. But a missing person case soon turns to murder when severed body parts begin to appear. Television ratings soar as the public tune in to discover every gory detail of the case. The raging egos and jealous manoeuvrings of the producers, presenters and the police soon provide a long list of suspects for Charles to investigate as he pieces together a macabre jigsaw puzzle of murder.

Simon Brett has written numerous Charles Paris novels, which have been used as the basis for the Radio 4 series by Jeremy Front.

Charles finds the final piece in the macabre jigsaw puzzle of a murder.

04 LASTDead Side Of The Mic20101217 (BBC7)
20101218 (BBC7)

Can the actor-sleuth solve the deadly mystery haunting the BBC.

Can the actor-sleuth solve the deadly mystery haunting the BBC - or will he end up in chains? Stars Bill Nighy and Nicky Henson.

04 LASTMurder In The Title20101213

By Jeremy Front

Based on the novel by Simon Brett

Someone wants to close The Regent

Theatre, and is willing to murder to do so.

Charles Paris....Bill Nighy

Frances....Suzanne Burden

Maurice....Jon Glover.

Tony....Sam Dale

Sean....Iain Batchelor

Elaine....Christine Kavanagh

Phoebe....Claire Harry

Chris....Henry Devas

Martha....Sally Orrock

Directed by Sally Avens

As ever, Charles is his own worst enemy, a louche lush who can resist anything except temptation especially in the form of women and alcohol. His intentions may be good but somehow the results always go wrong

He's been out of work so long now he feels he may never get a job and he's driving Frances his semi-ex-wife mad.

So when he's offered a small role in an awful play up in Rugland she nearly pushes him out the door.

The production is as creaky as anything Charles has ever appeared in but the next play the theatre is scheduled to do is much more controversial. Soon a protest group has formed calling for a 'Porn Free Rugland'.

Nasty accidents begin to befall members of the cast and crew. It seems someone wants to close down the theatre and they will even murder to get their way.

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris in Simon Brett's comedy mystery