Dorothy L Sayers - Montague Egg

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01Murder At Pentecost20170302 (BBC7)
20170303 (BBC7)

When chirpy Montague Egg arrives in Oxford, he gets embroiled in solving a murder.

When chirpy travelling salesman, Montague Egg arrives in Oxford, he gets embroiled in solving a murder.

Read by Nigel Planer.

Montague Egg, travelling salesman for Plummet and Rose, Wines and Spirits, Piccadilly, is another little-known sleuth. The creation of Dorothy L Sayers, 'Monty-on-the-Spot' just happens to be in the wrong place at the right time and becomes embroiled in police investigations in Murder at Pentecost and The Poisoned Dow '08.

Chirpy in manner and eager to please, Monty uses his working-class wits and experience to solve the cases that are baffling the professionals. A complete contrast from Sayers' more famous literary character, Lord Peter Wimsey, Monty is fond of quoting maxims from The Salesman's Handbook, his favourite publication. ""A cheerful voice and cheerful look put orders in the order-book."

The reader, Nigel Planer is best known for his role as Neil in cult TV comedy The Young Ones and Ralph Filthy in Filthy Rich and Catflap, Nigel's also appeared in many West End musicals including the original casts of Evita, Chicago, We Will Rock You, Wicked and Hairspray. TV work includes The Comic Strip Presents, Episodes, Hank Zipzer, King and Castle, Shine on Harvey Moon, Blackadder III, Rollover Beethoven and much more. Radio and voice credits include Gloomsbury, Polyoaks, Otherwise Engaged, Gruesome Tales for Grizzly Kids and Adrian Mole.

Producer: Jo Green

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Greenlit Productions.

02The Poisoned Dow '0820170303 (BBC7)
20170304 (BBC7)

Arriving at Pentecost College, Montague Egg is drawn into the mystery murder of a client.

Arriving at Pentecost College, wine salesman, Montague Egg is drawn into the mystery murder of a client.

Read by Nigel Planer.

Montague Egg, travelling salesman for Plummet and Rose, Wines and Spirits, Piccadilly, is another little-known sleuth. The creation of Dorothy L Sayers, 'Monty-on-the-Spot' just happens to be in the wrong place at the right time and becomes embroiled in police investigations in Murder at Pentecost and The Poisoned Dow '08.

Chirpy in manner and eager to please, Monty uses his working-class wits and experience to solve the cases that are baffling the professionals. A complete contrast from Sayers' more famous literary character, Lord Peter Wimsey, Monty is fond of quoting maxims from The Salesman's Handbook, his favourite publication. ""A cheerful voice and cheerful look put orders in the order-book."

Producer: Jo Green

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Greenlit Productions.