Decent Interval, A [A Charles Paris Mystery]

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Simon Brett's thespian sleuth returns to the stage in Jeremy Front's new dramatisation.

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

by Jeremy Front
based on the novel by Simon Brett

Directed by Sally Avens

Charles, bit part actor and amateur sleuth, returns to the stage as the Ghost in Hamlet, but rehearsals are fraught as both Ophelia and Hamlet are being played by reality TV stars and soon it's not only Shakespeare's lines that are being murdered. As the body count rises so do Charles suspicions.
Whilst at home Frances fears she may have come to the end of allowing her semi-detached husband to remain as her lodger.

Jeremy Front (Magnificent Women, Sword of Honour) continues his successful adaptations of Simon Brett's novels starring
Bill Nighy (Marigold Hotel, Dad's Army)as Charles Paris
Suzanne Burden (Fresh Meat, Tis Pity she's A Whore) as Frances - Charles ex-wife from whom he's never been able to detach himself
Amelia Bullmore (Scott and Bailey, Down The Line) as Geraldine - an actress that Charles finds very attractive and who moves in to Frances' house.
Jon Glover (Episodes, Hitchhikers) as Maurice - Charles' long suffering agent.

Jeremy Front (Magnificent Women, Sword of Honour) continues his successful adaptations of Simon Brett's novels starring Bill Nighy (Marigold Hotel, Dad's Army) as Charles Paris, Suzanne Burden (Fresh Meat, Tis Pity she's A Whore) as Frances - Charles ex-wife from whom he's never been able to detach himself, Amelia Bullmore (Scott and Bailey, Down The Line) as Geraldine - an actress that Charles finds very attractive and who moves in to Frances' house, Jon Glover (Episodes, Hitchhikers) as Maurice - Charles' long suffering agent.

Charles, bit part actor and amateur sleuth, returns to the stage as the Ghost in Hamlet, but rehearsals are fraught as both Ophelia and Hamlet are being played by reality TV stars.

Soon it's not only Shakespeare's lines that are being murdered. As the body count rises so do Charles suspicions.

Whilst at home his ex-wife Frances fears she may have come to the end of allowing her semi-detached husband to remain as her lodger.

Jeremy Front continues his successful adaptations of Simon Brett's novels starring Bill Nighy.

Charles.... Bill Nighy
Frances.... Suzanne Burden
Maurice.... Jon Glover
Geraldine.... Amelia Bullmore
Milly.... Rebecca Hamilton
Sam.... George Watkins
Ned.... Brian Protheroe
Jared.... Leo Wan
Will.... Caolan McCarthy
Katrina.... Katie Redford

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2016.

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris in a dramatic murder mystery.

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by Jeremy Front

based on the novel by Simon Brett

Directed by Sally Avens

Charles, bit part actor and amateur sleuth, returns to the stage as the Ghost in Hamlet, but rehearsals are fraught as both Ophelia and Hamlet are being played by reality TV stars and soon it's not only Shakespeare's lines that are being murdered. As the body count rises so do Charles suspicions.

Whilst at home Frances fears she may have come to the end of allowing her semi-detached husband to remain as her lodger.

Jeremy Front (Magnificent Women, Sword of Honour) continues his successful adaptations of Simon Brett's novels starring

Bill Nighy (Marigold Hotel, Dad's Army)as Charles Paris

Suzanne Burden (Fresh Meat, Tis Pity she's A Whore) as Frances - Charles ex-wife from whom he's never been able to detach himself

Amelia Bullmore (Scott and Bailey, Down The Line) as Geraldine - an actress that Charles finds very attractive and who moves in to Frances' house.

Jon Glover (Episodes, Hitchhikers) as Maurice - Charles' long suffering agent.

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by Jeremy Front

based on Simon Brett's novel

Directed by Sally Avens

Charles is playing The Ghost and the Gravedigger in Hamlet but when the reality star playing the young Dane is badly injured he begins to suspect that the accident may have been deliberate and other members of the cast may be in danger.

Charles suspects foul play when the reality star playing Hamlet is severely injured.

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

by Jeremy Front
based on Simon Brett's novel

Directed by Sally Avens

Charles suspects foul play when the TV reality star playing Hamlet is severely injured.

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by Jeremy Front

based on Simon Brett's novel

Directed by Sally Avens

Charles has eventually got a job in Hamlet but within a week the reality star playing Hamlet has been hospitalized and the one playing Ophelia found dead.

Charles may not have been a fan of their acting abilities but he doesn't want the show to close and he suspects foul play, but who would want to kill them?

Bill Nighy stars as the actor cum amateur sleuth in a dramatic murder mystery.

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
Geraldine.... Amelia Bullmore
Milly.... Rebecca Hamilton
Sam.... George Watkins
Tony.... Ewan Bailey
Will.... Caolan McCarthy
Doug.... Richard Pepple
D.I. Hadlow.... Debra Baker

Directed by Sally Avens

Charles has eventually got a job in Hamlet but within a week the reality star playing Hamlet has been hospitalized and the one playing Ophelia found dead.
Charles may not have been a fan of their acting abilities but he doesn't want the show to close and he suspects foul play, but who would want to kill them?

Bill Nighy stars as the actor-cum-amateur sleuth in a dramatic murder mystery.

Charles has eventually got a job in Hamlet but within a week the reality star playing Hamlet has been hospitalised and the one playing Ophelia found dead. Charles may not have been a fan of their acting abilities but he doesn't want the show to close and he suspects foul play, but who would want to kill them?

Actor Charles Paris has landed a job in Hamlet but within a week the reality star playing Hamlet has been hospitalized and the one playing Ophelia found dead.

Bill Nighy stars as Simon Brett's bit part actor cum amateur sleuth, Charles Paris.

Charles.... Bill Nighy
Frances.... Suzanne Burden
Maurice.... Jon Glover
Geraldine.... Amelia Bullmore
Milly.... Rebecca Hamilton
Sam.... George Watkins
Tony.... Ewan Bailey
Will.... Caolan McCarthy
Doug.... Richard Pepple
DI Hadlow.... Debra Baker

Adapted from the novel by Jeremy Front.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2016.

With the cast dropping like flies, Charles wonders if there's a murderer in the company?

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by Jeremy Front

Based on the novel by Simon Brett

Directed by Sally Avens

Charles has joined the cast of Hamlet but the two leads played by the winners of a Reality Show have been eliminated from the production by injury and death.

Charles is determined to find out who wanted them dead and there are plenty of suspects.

by Jeremy Front
Based on the novel by Simon Brett

Charles.... Charles Paris
Frances.... Suzanne Burden
Geraldine.... Amelia Bullmore
Maurice.... Jon Glover
Will.... Caolan McCarthy
Sam.... George Watkins
Ned.... Brian Protheroe
Milly.... Rebecca Hamilton
Artemis.... Evie Killip
Horatio.... Richard Pepple
Marcellus.... Ewan Bailey

Charles has joined the cast of Hamlet but the two leads played by the winners of a Reality Show have been eliminated from the production by injury and death.
Charles is determined to find out who wanted them dead and there are plenty of suspects.

Bill Nighy stars as Charles Paris actor cum amateur sleuth in a dramatic murder mystery

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris

Charles has joined the cast of Hamlet but the two leads played by the winners of a Reality Show have been eliminated from the production by injury and death. Charles is determined to find out who wanted them dead and there are plenty of suspects.

Both leads played by winners of a Reality Show have been eliminated from the production of Hamlet by injury and death.

Charles is determined to find out who wanted them dead and there are plenty of suspects...

In the concluding episode, Bill Nighy stars as Simon Brett's actor cum amateur sleuth, Charles Paris.

Adapted from the novel by Jeremy Front.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2016.

With the two Hamlet leads out, Charles is determined to find out who wanted them dead.

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by Jeremy Front
Based on the novel by Simon Brett

Charles.... Charles Paris
Frances.... Suzanne Burden
Geraldine.... Amelia Bullmore
Maurice.... Jon Glover
Will.... Caolan McCarthy
Sam.... George Watkins
Ned.... Brian Protheroe
Milly.... Rebecca Hamilton
Artemis.... Evie Killip
Horatio.... Richard Pepple
Marcellus.... Ewan Bailey

Directed by Sally Avens

Charles has joined the cast of Hamlet but the two leads played by the winners of a Reality Show have been eliminated from the production by injury and death.
Charles is determined to find out who wanted them dead and there are plenty of suspects.

Bill Nighy stars as the actor-cum-amateur sleuth in a dramatic murder mystery.

Bill Nighy stars as actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris