The Sittaford Mystery

By Agatha Christie

A blizzard has hit England.

In the tiny village of Sittaford, on the fringes of Dartmoor, a party of six is gathered in Sittaford House, home of Captain Trevelyan.

He has rented the house out for the winter and is staying in a nearby village.

As evening draws in, a seance is proposed.

But it reveals more than they had anticipated - TREVELYAN DEAD, spells out the board.

Slowly the table begins to rock again, spelling out the word M-U-R-D-E-R.

Is it true? And who would kill a man who doesn t have an enemy in the world? John Moffatt and Stephen Tompkinson star in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic from the Queen of Crime.

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19900104]

Unknown: Agatha Christie

Unknown: Michael Bakewell.

Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead

Unknown: Inspector Narracott.

Directed By: Michael Bakewell

Mrs Curtis: Barbara Atkinson

Major Burnaby: Norman Bird

Mrs Willett: Susan Westerby

Violet Willett: Victoria Carling

Mr Rycroft: John Moffatt

Mr Duke: Michael Graham Cox

Ronnie Garfield: Nigel Greaves

Sgt Pollock: Vincent Brimble

Dr Warren: Michael Kilgarriff

Evans: Donald Gee

Jim Pearson: Stephen Garlick

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900107]

Unknown: Agatha Christie

Unknown: Michael Bakewell.

Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead

Unknown: Inspector Narracott.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900111]

Unknown: Agatha Christie

Unknown: Michael Bakewell.

Directed By: Michael Bakewell.

Inspector Narracott: Geoffrey Whitehead

Charles Enderby: Stephen Tompkinson

Evans: Donald Gee

Mrs Belling: Jo Kendall

Major Burnaby: Norman Bird

Williamson: David Goudge

Kirkwood: John Gabriel

Beatrice: Alice Arnold

Mrs Gardner: Anna Cropper

Sylvia Dering: Susan Sheridan

Jim Pearson: Stephen Garlick

Emily Trefusis: Melinda Walker

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900114]

Unknown: Agatha Christie

Unknown: Michael Bakewell.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900118]

Unknown: Agatha Christie

Unknown: Michael Bakewell.

Unknown: James Pearson

Emily Trefusis: Melinda Walker

Charles Enderby: Stephen Tompkinson

Inspector Narracott: Geoffrey Whitehead

Mrs Belling: Jo Kendall

Mrs Willett: Susan Westerby

Violet: Victoria Carung

Maid: Jane Slavin

Taxi driver: Vincent Brimble

Mrs Curtis: Barbara Atkinson

Major Burnaby: Norman Bird

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900121]

Unknown: Agatha Christie

Unknown: Michael Bakewell.

Unknown: James Pearson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900125]

Unknown: Agatha Christie

Unknown: Michael Bakewell.

Emily Trefusis: Melinda Walker

Charles Enderby: Stephen Tompkinson

Inspector: Geoffrey Whitehead

Mrs Curtis: Barbara Atkinson

Rycroft: John Moffatt

Ronnie Garfield: Nigel Greaves

Miss Percehouse: Margaret Courtenay

Maid: Jane Slavin

Violet: Victoria Carung

Mr Dacres: David King

Beatrice: Alice Arnold

Mrs Gardner: Anna Cropper

Brian Pearson: Charles Simpson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900128]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900201]

Unknown: Agatha Christie

Unknown: Michael Bakewell.

Unknown: Mr Rycroft

Emily Trefusis: Melinda Walker

Charles Enderby: Stephen Tompkinson

Inspector Narracott: Geoffrey Whitehead

Major Burnaby: Norman Bird

Ronnie Garfield: Nigel Greaves

Ellwood: Jack May

Rycroft: John Moffatt

Mrs Belling: Jo Kendall

Mrs Willett: Susan Westerby

Violet Willett: Victoria Carung

Brian Pearson: Charles Simpson

Miss Percehouse: Margaret Courtenay

Mrs Curtis: Barbara Atkinson

Policeman: Vincent Brtmble

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900204]

Unknown: Agatha Christie.

Directed By: Michael Bakewell.

Unknown: Mr Rycroft

Emily Trefusis: Melinda Walker

Charles Enderby: Stephen Tompkinson

Inspector Narracott: Geoffrey Whitehead

011990010419900107

First broadcast on 1990-01-04

Producer: M. BAKEWELL

Description

Agatha Christie mystery dramatised in 5 parts by Michael Bakewell. 1: The Message. The rocking table spelled out that Captain Trevelyan was dead - and that it was murder. With Geoffrey Whitehead as Inspector Narracott.

Subject Categories

crime drama programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

04 Jan 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

07 Jan 1990 20:00-20:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Geoffrey Whitehead (Actor)

John Moffatt (Actor)

Donald Gee (Actor)

Norman Bird (Actor)

Michael Cox (Actor)

Michael Kilgarriff (Actor)

Stephen Garlick (Actor)

Vincent Brimble (Actor)

Victoria Carling (Actor)

Barbara Atkinson (Actor)

Nigel Greaves (Actor)

Susan Westerby (Actor)

Michael Bakewell (adap)

Agatha Christie (Author)

Recorded on 1989-11-13.

01Agatha Christie20071022 (BBC7)
20131230 (BBC7)
20131231 (BBC7)
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A seance at a remote house spells out a man's murder in this Agatha Christie mystery.

A seance at a remote house spells out a man's murder. Agatha Christie mystery, with Geoffrey Whitehead as Inspector Narracott.

01The Message2004122020081222 BT=0930 (BBC7)
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A seance at a remote house spells out a man's murder in Agatha Christie's mystery.

A seance at a remote house spells out a man's murder. Agatha Christie's mystery, with Geoffrey Whitehead as Inspector Narracott.

By Agatha Christie

A blizzard has hit England.

In the tiny village of Sittaford, on the fringes of Dartmoor, a party of six is gathered in Sittaford House, home of Captain Trevelyan.

He has rented the house out for the winter and is staying in a nearby village.

As evening draws in, a seance is proposed.

But it reveals more than they had anticipated - TREVELYAN DEAD, spells out the board.

Slowly the table begins to rock again, spelling out the word M-U-R-D-E-R.

Is it true? And who would kill a man who doesn t have an enemy in the world? John Moffatt and Stephen Tompkinson star in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic from the Queen of Crime.

A seance at a remote house spells out a man's murder in Agatha Christie's mystery.

A seance at a remote house spells out a man's murder.

Agatha Christie's mystery, with Geoffrey Whitehead as Inspector Narracott.

A seance at a remote house spells out a man's murder in Agatha Christie's mystery.

It is 1931 and in a remote house, six people gather round a small table for a seance.

It is 1931 and in a remote house six people sit round a small table for a s退ance.

It is 1931 and in a remote house six people sit round a small table for a s退ance.

021990011119900114

First broadcast on 1990-01-11

Producer: M. BAKEWELL

Description

Agatha Christie mystery dramatised in 5 parts by Michael Bakewell. 2: An Arrest For Murder. A seance at Sittaford House had revealed the murder of Captain Trevelyan. But who would have killed a man without an enemy?

Subject Categories

crime drama programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

11 Jan 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

14 Jan 1990 20:00-20:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Geoffrey Whitehead (Actor)

Alice Arnold (Actor)

Jo Kendall (Actor)

Stephen Tompkinson (Actor)

Donald Gee (Actor)

Norman Bird (Actor)

Melinda Walker (Actor)

Susan Sheridan (Actor)

Stephen Garlick (Actor)

Anna Cropper (Actor)

John Gabriel (Actor)

David Goudge (Actor)

Michael Bakewell (adap)

Agatha Christie (Author)

Recorded on 1989-11-15.

02Agatha Christie20071023 (BBC7)
20131231 (BBC7)
20140101 (BBC7)
20151222 (BBC7)
20151223 (BBC7)

A seance has revealed Captain Trevelyan was murdered, but who is the killer?

A seance at the remote Sittaford House has revealed the murder of Captain Trevelyan. But who would've killed a man who didn't have an enemy in the world...?

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars Geoffrey Whitehead as Inspector Narracott, Stephen Tompkinson as Charles Enderby, Donald Gee as Evans, Jo Kendall as Mrs Belling and Norman Bird as Major Burnaby.

From the book first published in 1931.

Dramatised and directed by Michael Bakewell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.

A seance has revealed Captain Trevelyan was murdered, but who is the killer? Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

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20081223 BT=2030 (BBC7)
20081224 BT=0130 (BBC7)
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20071024 (BBC7)
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A seance has revealed Captain Trevelyan was murdered, but who is the killer?

A seance has revealed Captain Trevelyan was murdered, but who is the killer? Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

A seance has revealed Captain Trevelyan was murdered, but who is the killer?

A seance has revealed Captain Trevelyan was murdered, but who is the killer? Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

Major Burnaby tells the Inspector about the seance at Sittaford House at the time of the murder.

031990011819900121

First broadcast on 1990-01-18

Producer: M. BAKEWELL

Description

Agatha Christie mystery dramatised in 5 parts by Michael Bakewell. 3: Emily Goes To Work. James Pearson has been arrested for the murder of his uncle, Captain Trevelyan, but his fiancee is determined to prove his innocence.

Subject Categories

crime drama programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

18 Jan 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

21 Jan 1990 20:00-20:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Geoffrey Whitehead (Actor)

Jo Kendall (Actor)

Stephen Tompkinson (Actor)

Norman Bird (Actor)

Melinda Walker (Actor)

Vincent Brimble (Actor)

Victoria Carling (Actor)

Barbara Atkinson (Actor)

Jane Slavin (Actor)

Susan Westerby (Actor)

Michael Bakewell (adap)

Agatha Christie (Author)

Recorded on 1989-11-17.

03Agatha Christie20071024 (BBC7)
20140101 (BBC7)
20140102 (BBC7)
20151223 (BBC7)
20151224 (BBC7)

With James arrested, his fiancee insists that he did not murder his uncle.

James Pearson has been arrested for the murder of his uncle, but his fiancee Emily is determined to prove his innocence.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars Melinda Walker as Emily Trefusis, Stephen Tompkinson as Charles Enderby, Geoffrey Whitehead as Inspector Narracott, Jo Kendall as Mrs Belling, Susan Westerby as Mrs Willett and Victoria Carling as Violet Willett.

From the book first published in 1931.

Dramatised and directed by Michael Bakewell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.

With James arrested, his fiancee insists that he didn't murder his uncle.

With James arrested, his fiancee insists that he didn't murder his uncle. Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead as Inspector Narracott.

03Emily Goes To Work2004122220041222 BT=1330 (BBC7)
20041222 BT=2030 (BBC7)
20051221 (BBC7)
20051222 (BBC7)
20061227 BT=2030 (BBC7)
20061227 (BBC7)
20061228 BT=0130 (BBC7)
20071024 (BBC7)
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20081224 (BBC7)
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20081224 BT=0930 (BBC7)
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With James arrested, his fiancee insists that he didn't murder his uncle.

With James arrested, his fiancee insists that he didn't murder his uncle. Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

Emily convinces Enderby to assist her and they make their way to Sittaford.

With James arrested, his fiancee insists that he didn't murder his uncle.

With James arrested, his fiancee insists that he didn't murder his uncle. Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

03Emily Goes To Work2004122820111221 (BBC7)
20111222 (BBC7)

With James arrested, his fiancee insists that he didn't murder his uncle.

Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

041990012519900128

First broadcast on 1990-01-25

Producer: M. BAKEWELL

Description

'A Recipe for Ginger Cake' Emily suspects that the Willetts, who have rented Sittaford House for the winter are somehow involved in the murder of Captain Trevelyan. But how is she to get into the house?

Subject Categories

drama programmes (genre)

whodunnits (crime drama programmes) (genre)

Broadcast history

25 Jan 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

28 Jan 1990 20:00-20:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Geoffrey Whitehead (Actor)

Alice Arnold (Actor)

John Moffatt (Actor)

Stephen Tompkinson (Actor)

Melinda Walker (Actor)

David King (Actor)

Anna Cropper (Actor)

Victoria Carling (Actor)

Charles Simpson (Actor)

Barbara Atkinson (Actor)

Margaret Courtenay (Actor)

Jane Slavin (Actor)

Nigel Greaves (Actor)

Michael Bakewell (adap)

Agatha Christie (Author)

Recorded on 1989-11-18.

04A Recipe For Ginger Cake2004122320081225 BT=0930 (BBC7)
20081225 BT=2030 (BBC7)
20081226 BT=0130 (BBC7)
20111222 (BBC7)
20111223 (BBC7)
20051222 (BBC7)
20051223 (BBC7)
20061228 (BBC7)
20061229 (BBC7)
20071025 (BBC7)
20071026 (BBC7)
20081225 (BBC7)
20081226 (BBC7)

Emily sets out to prove that the Willetts took part in the captain's murder.

Emily sets out to prove that the Willetts took part in the captain's murder. Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

Emily sets out to prove that the Willetts took part in the captain's murder.

Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

Emily uncovers some bad news about James and Charles spends a late night out in the cold.

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Emily sets out to prove that the Willetts took part in the captain's murder.

Emily suspects that the Willetts, who've rented Sittaford House, are somehow involved in the murder of Captain Trevelyan. But how can she get into the house?

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars Melinda Walker as Emily Trefusis, Stephen Tompkinson as Charles Enderby, Geoffrey Whitehead as Inspector Narracott, Barbara Atkinson as Mrs Curtis, John Moffatt as Mr Rycroft and Nigel Greaves as Ronnie Garfield.

From the book first published in 1931.

Dramatised and directed by Michael Bakewell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.

Emily sets out to prove that the Willetts took part in the captain's murder. Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

051990020119900204

First broadcast on 1990-02-01

Producer: M. BAKEWELL

Description

Agatha Christie mystery dramatised in 5 parts by Michael Bakewell. 5: The Second Seance. Mr Rycroft decides that only by re-enacting the seance which announced the murder of Captain Trevelyan, will the killer be revealed?

Subject Categories

crime drama programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

01 Feb 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

04 Feb 1990 20:00-20:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Vincent Brimble

Geoffrey Whitehead (Actor)

Jack May (Actor)

John Moffatt (Actor)

Stephen Tompkinson (Actor)

Norman Bird (Actor)

Melinda Walker (Actor)

Victoria Carling (Actor)

David Goudge (Actor)

Charles Simpson (Actor)

Barbara Atkinson (Actor)

Margaret Courtenay (Actor)

Nigel Greaves (Actor)

Susan Westerby (Actor)

Michael Bakewell (adap)

Agatha Christie (Author)

Recorded on 1989-11-19.

05Agatha Christie20071026 (BBC7)
20151225 (BBC7)
20151226 (BBC7)

Will re-enacting the seance finally reveal who murdered Captain Trevelyan?

Mr Rycroft decides that only by re-enacting the séance which announced the murder of Captain Trevelyan, will the identity of his killer finally be revealed.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars Melinda Walker as Emily Trefusis, Stephen Tompkinson as Charles Enderby, Geoffrey Whitehead as Inspector Narracott, Norman Bird as Major Burnaby, Jack May as Ellwood, David Goudge as Martin Dering, John Moffatt as Mr Rycroft and Susan Westerby as Mrs Willett.

From the book first published in 1931.

Dramatised and directed by Michael Bakewell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.

05 LASTAgatha Christie20071026 (BBC7)
20140103 (BBC7)
20140104 (BBC7)

Will re-enacting the seance finally reveal who murdered Captain Trevelyan?

Will re-enacting the seance finally reveal who murdered Captain Trevelyan? Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

05 LASTThe Second Seance2004122420081226 BT=0930 (BBC7)
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Will re-enacting the seance finally reveal who murdered Captain Trevelyan?

Will re-enacting the seance finally reveal who murdered Captain Trevelyan? Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

Will re-enacting the seance finally reveal who murdered Captain Trevelyan?

Will re-enacting the seance finally reveal who murdered Captain Trevelyan? Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

Emily begins to link everything together and Rycroft suggests another seance.