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Sunday, 27 February 2011

The sound of Chandler continues

BBC Radio Four have just broadcast their latest in the series of plays based on the works of Raymond Chandler - Playback can be listened to for the next seven days HERE

  • Marlowe is hired to tail the mysterious Betty Mayfield all the way to the seaside town of Esmerelda, without knowing why or the identity of his employer. It's not long before he realises that he's not the only one on the trail, and that he too is being watched. Toby Stephens plays Philip Marlowe in a landmark series bringing all of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe novels to Radio 4.
    Philip Marlowe . . . . . Toby Stephens Betty Mayfield . . . . . Sarah Goldberg Larry Mitchell . . . . . Iain Batchelor Clyde Umney . . . . . Sean Baker Clark Brandon . . . . . John Guerrasio Goble . . . . . Sam Dale Lucille . . . . . Claire Harry
    Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko Produced by Claire Grove
    Stephen Wyatt (dramatist) is a Sony Award Winning Playwright. Recent work for R4 includes dramatising three of the Complete Ripley series including The Talented Mr Ripley for Saturday Afternoon, The Yellow Plush Papers for 11.30am and Tom Jones for Classic Serial. His original play Memorials for the Missing won a Sony Award in 2008.
  • Coming up later in the year: The Long Goodbye, The High Window, The Little Sister, and Poodle Springs.


Brian Drake said...

I see a new actor is playing Marlowe. Are they re-recording new versions of the other shows, or are they rerunning the older BBC Marlowe recordings starring Ed Bishop? Bishop did everything except Playback and Poodle Springs.

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

They're new recordings, they are all with Toby Stephens in the role and bloody good they are. I like the old Ed Bishop ones too mind - I have several of these on CD