Agatha Christie The Body In The Library

(4.8 stars; 141 reviews)

By Agatha Christie First published in 1942 whodunit Dramatised by Michael Bakewell When a young blonde is found dead at Gossington Hall, it takes St Mary Mead's most famous resident to solve the vicious murder Cast: Miss Jane Marple .... June Whitfield Colonel Melchett …. Richard Todd Dolly Bantry …. Pauline Jameson Colonel Bantry …. Jack Watling Sir Henry Clithering …. Graham Crowden Conway Jefferson …. John Hartley Inspector Slack …. John Baddeley Adelaide Jefferson …. Priyanga Elan Mark Gaskell …. Harry Myers George Bartlett …. Ben Crowe Josie Turner …. Elizabeth Conboy Basil Blake …. Giles Fagan Dinah Lee …. Tilly Gaunt Florence Small …. Eleanor Hodson Director: Enyd Williams Saturday Play:  Sat 22nd May 1999 15:00 on BBC Radio 4 FM It’s seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing evening dress and heavy make-up, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery… before tongues start to wag.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.


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As good as I expected it would be

(5 stars)

The title does not hint at the twist in the tale.

(5 stars)

This is a humdinger of a story. Ruthless people did horrible things. The characters were perfect. I listened from beginning to end in one go.

the Body in the Library

(5 stars)

Excellent production. Clear reading. Loved the sounds in the background - made the settings realistic.

good reader

(5 stars)

excellent readers. Good story