The Cinderella Killer [A Charles Paris Mystery]

Episodes

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01Oh Yes It Is...2016120220201222 (BBC7)
20201223 (BBC7)
20190611 (R4)
A job in panto seems the perfect way to spend the Christmas season for actor Charles Paris.

But the cast of Cinderella are a motley crew from reality TV and Charles finds himself having to explain the traditions of Panto to their baffled American star whose career is on a downward trajectory.

It's not long before the slapstick makes way for a murder investigation and Charles as always can't help doing some sleuthing of his own...

Bill Nighy stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

By Jeremy Front - based on Simon Brett's novel.

Charles.... Bill Nighy
Frances.... Suzanne Burden
Maurice.... Jon Glover
Ken.... Brian Protheroe
Danny.... Sean Baker
Electra.... Lorelei King
Larry.... Nick Underwood
Tad.... Sam Rix
Josie.... Norah Lopez Holden
Sparkle.... Tom Forrister

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2016.

Bill Nighy stars as the actor cum amateur sleuth who's never far from a murder.

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

A job in Panto seems the perfect way to spend the Christmas season for Charles, but the cast of Cinderella are a motley crew from reality TV and Charles finds himself having to explain the traditions of Panto to their baffled American star whose career is on a downward trajectory. It's not long before the slapstick makes way for a murder investigation and Charles as always can't help doing some sleuthing of his own.

Charles....Bill Nighy
Frances.... Suzanne Burden
Maurice.... Jon Glover
Ken.... Brian Protheroe
Danny.... Sean Baker
Electra.... Lorelei King
Larry.... Nick Underwood
Tad.... Sam Rix
Josie.... Norah Lopez Holden
Sparkle.... Tom Forrister

by Jeremy Front
Based on Simon Brett's novel

Directed by Sally Avens

Bill Nighy stars as the actor cum amateur sleuth who's never far from a murder.

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

by Jeremy Front
Based on Simon Brett's novel

Charles....Bill Nighy
Frances....Suzanne Burden
Maurice....Jon Glover
Ken....Brian Protheroe
Danny....Sean Baker
Electra....Lorelei King
Larry....Nick Underwood
Tad....Sam Rix
Josie....Norah Lopez Holden
Sparkle....Tom Forrister

Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Skylight, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) stars as Charles.
Simon Brett OBE has written 19 Charles Paris novels as well as many other detective novels.Jeremy Front is a dramatist and comedic writer; he has won awards for his adaptation of 'Sword of Honour' and co-writes and stars in the series 'Incredible Women' with his sister, Rebecca.

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

A job in Panto seems the perfect way to spend the Christmas season for Charles, but the cast of Cinderella are a motley crew from reality TV and Charles finds himself having to explain the traditions of Panto to their baffled American star whose career is on a downward trajectory. It's not long before the slapstick makes way for a murder investigation and Charles as always can't help doing some sleuthing of his own.

02Suspicion2016120920201223 (BBC7)
20201224 (BBC7)
20190618 (R4)
When the star of Cinderella is shot Charles finds himself filling Baron Hardup's shoes. But who wanted him dead?

Charles comes under suspicion now he's been promoted up the billing.

Bill Nighy stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

By Jeremy Front - based on Simon Brett's novel.

Charles.... Bill Nighy
Frances.... Suzanne Burden
Maurice.... Jon Glover
Danny.... Sean Baker
Electra.... Lorelei King
Tad.... Sam Rix
Kitty.... Kirsty Oswald
Barman.... Tom Forrister

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2016.

When the star of Cinderella is shot, Charles takes over. But who wanted him dead?

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

Bill Nighy stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

By Jeremy Front - based on Simon Brett's novel.

Charles....Bill Nighy
Frances.... Suzanne Burden
Maurice.... Jon Glover
Danny.... Sean Baker
Electra.... Lorelei King
Tad.... Sam Rix
Kitty.... Kirsty Oswald
Barman.... Tom Forrister

Director: Sally Avens

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

When the star of Cinderella is shot Charles finds himself filling Baron Hardup's shoes. But who wanted him dead? Charles comes under suspicion now he's been promoted up the billing.

by Jeremy Front
Based on Simon Brett's novel

Directed by Sally Avens

Bill Nighy stars as the actor cum amateur sleuth who's never far from a murder.

Charles....Bill Nighy
Frances....Suzanne Burden
Maurice....Jon Glover
Danny....Sean Baker
Electra....Lorelei King
Tad....Sam Rix
Kitty....Kirsty Oswald
Barman....Tom Forrister

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

03Suspects2016121620201224 (BBC7)
20201225 (BBC7)
20190625 (R4)
Just who could have shot the star of Cinderella dead? And are they the same person who is sending Charles threatening texts?

There are certainly lots of suspects, a vengeful ex-wife, a stalker and a missing dancer.

Bill Nighy stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

By Jeremy Front - based on Simon Brett's novel

Charles.... Bill Nighy
Frances.... Suzanne Burden
Maurice.... Jon Glover
Danny.... Sean Baker
Tad.... Sam Rix
Kitty.... Kirsty Oswald
Larry.... Nick Underwood
Waiter.... Tom Forrister
Gloria.... Elizabeth Bennett

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2016.

Is whoever shot Cinderella, the same person who is sending Charles threatening texts?

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

Bill Nighy stars as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

By Jeremy Front - based on Simon Brett's novel

Charles....Bill Nighy
Frances.... Suzanne Burden
Maurice.... Jon Glover
Danny.... Sean Baker
Tad.... Sam Rix
Kitty.... Kirsty Oswald
Larry.... Nick Underwood
Waiter.... Tom Forrister
Gloria.... Elizabeth Bennett

Director: Sally Avens

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

Just who could have shot the star of Cinderella dead? And are they the same person who is sending Charles threatening texts? There are certainly lots of suspects, a vengeful ex-wife, a stalker and a missing dancer.

by Jeremy Front
Based on Simon Brett's novel

Directed by Sally Avens

Bill Nighy stars as Charles Paris, actor cum-amateur-sleuth, who's never far from a murder

Charles....Bill Nighy
Frances....Suzanne Burden
Maurice....Jon Glover
Danny....Sean Baker
Tad....Sam Rix
Kitty....Kirsty Oswald
Larry....Nick Underwood
Waiter....Tom Forrister
Gloria....Elizabeth Bennett

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

04 LASTThey're Behind You2016122320201225 (BBC7)
20201226 (BBC7)
20190702 (R4)
by Jeremy Front
Based on Simon Brett's novel

Charles....Bill Nighy
Frances....Suzanne Burden
Maurice....Jon Glover
Danny....Sean Baker
DCI Naylor....Lorelei King
Gloria....Elizabeth Bennett
Kitty....Kirsty Oswald
Larry....Nick Underwood
Terry....Jason Barnett

Directed by Sally Avens

With the body count rising amongst the cast of the Panto, the line 'they're behind you' is beginning to take on a sinister meaning. But Charles' skills amount to far more than shaking his booty as an Ugly Sister, he finds time to confront the killer too.

Bill Nighy stars as the actor cum amateur sleuth who's never far from a murder.

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

Charles....Bill Nighy
Frances.... Suzanne Burden
Maurice.... Jon Glover
Danny.... Sean Baker
DCI Naylor.... Lorelei King
Gloria.... Elizabeth Bennett
Kitty.... Kirsty Oswald
Larry.... Nick Underwood
Terry.... Jason Barnett

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

With the body count rising amongst the cast of the Panto, the line 'they're behind you' is beginning to take on a sinister meaning. But Charles' skills amount to far more than shaking his booty as an Ugly Sister, he finds time to confront the killer too.

Charles....Bill Nighy
Frances.... Suzanne Burden
Maurice.... Jon Glover
Danny.... Sean Baker
DCI Naylor.... Lorelei King
Gloria.... Elizabeth Bennett
Kitty.... Kirsty Oswald
Larry.... Nick Underwood
Terry.... Jason Barnett

by Jeremy Front
Based on Simon Brett's novel

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2016.

Concluding episode starring Bill Nighy as actor-cum-sleuth, Charles Paris.

By Jeremy Front - based on Simon Brett's novel

Charles.... Bill Nighy
Frances.... Suzanne Burden
Maurice.... Jon Glover
Danny.... Sean Baker
DCI Naylor.... Lorelei King
Gloria.... Elizabeth Bennett
Kitty.... Kirsty Oswald
Larry.... Nick Underwood
Terry.... Jason Barnett

Director: Sally Avens

Bill Nighy stars as the actor cum amateur sleuth who's never far from a murder.

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris