The Other Simenon, The Cat

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Georges Simenon, best known for Maigret, published scores of other novels, often tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating stories like this black comedy about a couple whose marriage has foundered. Conversation between Emile and Marguerite has given way to a mute exchange of vicious notes, a shared life to separate beds and separate larders. Meanwhile the sudden deaths of two cherished family pets - a poisoned cat and a murdered parrot - block all attempts at reconciliation. Emile, at the end of his tether, packs his bags and chooses freedom - but he quickly makes a discovery that, even when affection has gone, a powerful bond still unites a man and his wife. Dramatised by Ronald Frame.

Emile....CHRISTIAN RODSKA

Marguerite....JOANNA TOPE

Nelly....IRENE ALLAN

Madame Martin/Nurse.. CAROL ANN CRAWFORD

Patron/Professor....MARK McDONNELL

Producer/director Bruce Young.

Georges Simenon's black comedy about a husband and wife who loathe each other.