|20050611||By Margery Allingham, dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.|
Set in the 1920s.
Pretty, impoverished Gillian Brayton is offered a well paid job as a social secretary by an old school friend, the painter and socialite Rita Fayre.
The household is lively and bohemian, but the servants imply Gillian is there for mysterious reasons.
When Gillian befriends Rita's ailing husband Julian, a handsome young man who was injured in the First World War, the atmosphere below stairs becomes strange and disturbing.
Gillian Brayton....Helen Longworth
Rita Fayre....Sylvestra le Touzel
Supt McNaught....Tom Mannion
Julian Fayre....Nicholas Boulton
Henri Phoebus....Philip Fox
Dr Crupiner....Ian Masters
Mrs Munsen....Susan Jameson
Bunch Howard....Colleen Prendergast
Directed by Claire Grove