The Moonstone

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A large diamond given to Rachel Verinder on her 18th birthday vanishes.

19th century detective mystery with John Sharp.

Rachel Verinder gets a mysterious diamond on her 18th birthday, but will it stay hers? Dramatisation of Wilkie Collins' novel.

The story of an ancient diamond presented to Rachel Verinder on her 18th birthday.

But will it remain hers?

But will it remain hers? By Wilkie Collins.

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Distraught Rachel's precious diamond has vanished, so the police investigation begins.

Stars John Sharp and Sally Baxter.

The precious diamond has disappeared overnight, so the investigation begins.

Wilkie Collins' Victorian drama with John Sharp.

Betteridge continues the story of the moonstone.

Rachel's 18th birthday has brought the disappearance of the precious stone.

The investigation begins.

Franklin Blake takes a dose of opium to see if it will induce him to steal the diamond a second time.

The precious moonstone has disappeared overnight.

Victorian drama by Wilkie Collins.

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The precious gem's whereabouts remain a mystery, with Rachel under suspicion.

Stars John Sharp, John Telfer and Sally Baxter.

The precious diamond's whereabouts is a mystery, with Rachel under suspicion.

With John Sharp, John Telfer and Sally Baxter.

The mystery of the precious moonstone continues and Rachel Verinder is under the scrutiny of Sergeant Cuff.

The mystery of the precious moonstone continues and Rachel Verinder is under suspicion.

By Wilkie Collins.

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With Rachel still suspected of stealing the diamond, her future remains uncertain.

With Rachel Verinder still suspected of stealing the diamond, her future remains uncertain.

Stars John Sharp and John Telfer.

Rachel is still suspected of the diamond theft, but a marriage proposal brings consolation.

With John Sharp and John Telfer.

Franklin Blake makes a startling discovery, proof that he himself was responsible for the theft of the Moonstone.

Rachel is still under suspicion for stealing the moonstone but finds consolation in accepting a marriage proposal.

Rachel is still suspected of stealing the moonstone, but finds consolation in accepting a marriage proposal.

By Wilkie Collins.

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Franklin Blake makes an appalling discovery about the theft of the precious diamond.

Stars John Sharp and John Telfer.

Franklin Blake makes an appalling discovery about the theft of the diamond.

Wilkie Collins' Victorian drama with John Sharp.

Still under suspicion for stealing the Moonstone, Rachel finds solace in accepting a marriage proposal from Godfrey Ablewhite.

Franklin Blake makes a startling discovery, proof that he himself was responsible for the theft of the Moonstone...

Franklin Blake takes a dose of opium to see if it will induce him to steal the diamond a second time.

Franklin Blake makes an appalling discovery, proof that he himself appears to be responsible for the theft of the moonstone.

In the dramatisation of the novel by Wilkie Collins, Franklin Blake makes an appalling discovery.

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Franklin Blake takes extreme action to try and induce himself into stealing the diamond once more.

With John Sharp.

Franklin Blake takes a dose of opium to see if it will induce him to steal the diamond a second time.

Franklin Blake makes a startling discovery, proof that he himself was responsible for the theft of the Moonstone...

Franklin Blake takes extreme action to induce himself into stealing the diamond once more.

Franklin Blake takes extreme action to try and induce himself into stealing the precious gem once more.

Stars John Sharp.

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Doug Lucie's dramatisation of Wilkie Collins' detective masterpiece from 1868, starring Eleanor Bron as Lady Verinder and Kenneth Cranham as Sergeant Cuff, Paul Rhys as Franklin Blake and narrated by Steve Hodson as Betteridge.

Described by T.S.

Eliot as the first and best of English Detective novels, The Moonstone, involves a huge diamond stolen from the forehead of an Indian deity, plundered in a siege and finally given to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday.

It is said to carry a curse and mysteriously disappears on the night of the celebrations.

Are the Indian jugglers who were at the house earlier to blame? Why are they hanging around the property with a little boy they appear to be able to hypnotise? When the local police get nowhere, one of the new detective police is called for from London, and quickly finds a clue, but what is it going to tell him? Has the curse of the Moonstone brought with it suspicion and superstition to poison the happy Verinder household on the Yorkshire coast?

Cast:

Lady Verinder - Eleanor Bron

Rachel Verinder - Jasmine Hyde

Betteridge - Steve Hodson

Franklin Blake - Paul Rhys

Sergeant Cuff - Kenneth Cranham

John Herncastle - Stephen Critchlow

Rosanna Spearman - Alison Pettitt

Godfrey Ablewhite - Mark Straker

Penelope - Clare Corbett

Mr Murthwaite - Paul Battacharjee

Khan/Indian - Narinder Samra

Housemaid - Carolyn Pickles

Boy - Alex Miller

Recorded on location by Lucinda Mason Brown

Original Music by David Chilton

Dramatised by Doug Lucie

Producer: Janet Whitaker

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.

Doug Lucie's dramatisation of Wilkie Collins' detective classic set in the 1840s.

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Kenneth Cranham as Sergeant Cuff, Paul Rhys as Franklin Blake, Eleanor Bron as Lady Verinder and Steve Hodson as Betteridge star in the second episode of Doug Lucie's dramatisation of Wilkie Collins's detective masterpiece.

Sergeant Cuff begins his investigation into the missing diamond, with Betteridge the butler acting as his sidekick.

The once happy household on the Yorkshire coast is thrown into disarray as the servants feel themselves suspected, especially poor Rosanna Spearman who is a reformed thief.

Is she guilty just because she behaves oddly and what is it she appears to have hidden in the dreadful quicksand? Sergeant Cuff seems to think the real guilt lies elsewhere but has he any evidence? What is Rachel Verinder hiding as she refuses to speak to either the Detective or even her mother? And where is her Moonstone now? A tragedy is about to happen as the pressure of suspicion mounts.

Cast:

Sergeant Cuff - Kenneth Cranham

Lady Verinder - Eleanor Bron

Rachel Verinder - Jasmine Hyde

Betteridge - Steve Hodson

Franklin Blake - Paul Rhys

Rosanna Spearman - Alison Pettitt

Godfrey Ablewhite - Mark Straker

Penelope - Clare Corbett

Mrs Yolland - Carolyn Pickles

Recorded on location by Lucinda Mason Brown

Music by David Chilton

Dramatised by Doug Lucie

Produced by Janet Whitaker

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.

Cuff begins his investigation into the missing diamond, with Betteridge as his sidekick.