The Woman In White 2001


(4.8 stars; 6 reviews)

A BBC Radio adaptation by Martyn Wade of Wilkie Collins' classic mystery thriller. In this story, one of the earliest examples of detective fiction, a chance encounter with a mysterious and distressed young woman dressed entirely in white plunges young art teacher Walter Hartright into a maelstrom of mystery, deceit, blackmail and sudden violent death. Walter Hartright ... Toby Stephens Marian Halcombe ... Juliet Aubrey Laura Fairle ... Emily Nruni Sir Percival Glyde ... Jeremy Clyde Anna Catherick ... Alice Hart Mrs. Michelson ... Carolyn Pickles Count Fosco ... Philip Voss Madame Fosco ... Geraldine Chaplin Pesca ... Ioan Meredith Frederick Farlie ... Edward Petherbridge Mr. Gilmore ... Sean Baker Mr. Dempster/Messenger/Mr. Dawson/Vestry Clerk ... Jonathan Keeble Jacob ... Oliver Cookson Mrs. Rubelle/Mrs. Clements ... Richenda Carey Music by Elizabeth Parker Directed by Cherry Cookson Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 11 November - 02 December 2001

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

Chapters

Episode One 57:01
Episode Two 57:09
Episode Three 57:27
Episode Four 57:15

Reviews

gripping


(4.5 stars)

the only criticism that can be made of this is that it is effectively an abridged version of the full text. the BBC production is of course of superlative quality and the cast all excellent. the story has twists and turns at every point and the characters are well formed. well worth a listen if you can't find an acceptable version of the full text.