Agatha Christie Five Little Pigs


(4.4 stars; 59 reviews)

Saturday-Night Theatre: Five Little Pigs Sat 18th Jun 1994, 19:50 on BBC Radio 4 FM By Agatha Christie. Sixteen years after her mother was convicted of murdering her father, the young Carla Lemarchant seeks the help of Hercule Poirot. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.   Director Enyd Williams   Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt Meredith Blake: Graham Crowden Philip Blake: Derek Waring Miss Williams: Carmel McSharry Elsa Greer: Suzy Aitchison Angela: Charlotte Attenborough Caroline Crale: Jemma Churchill Amyas Crale: John Hartley Carla Lemarchant: Clare Heyhoe Sir Montague Depleach: John Woodnutt Caleb Jonathan: David Kossoff Beautiful Caroline Crale was convicted of poisoning her husband, yet there were five other suspects: Philip Blake (the stockbroker) who went to market; Meredith Blake (the amateur herbalist) who stayed at home; Elsa Greer (the three-time divorcee) who had roast beef; Cecilia Williams (the devoted governess) who had none; and Angela Warren (the disfigured sister) who cried ‘wee wee wee’ all the way home. It is sixteen years later, but Hercule Poirot just can’t get that nursery rhyme out of his mind.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

Chapters

Five Little Pigs 1:28:47

Reviews

A very good mystery


(5 stars)

the fact that the events are set in the past makes the story even more amazing . very well read. you can actually feel yourself amidst the events that take place. look forward for more. thank you

endemic Raycsym


(1 stars)

Crazy how far we have come. Agatha Christy is completely unaware that her role is to bring justice to the unwashed masses of oppressed 2SLGBTQTIA± BIPOCs. Her entire story ignores the plight of minorities being oppressed by systemic Raycsm and capitalism. Instead she used her voice, as an upper crust white female to write some murder mystery. She wrote the entire story with narry a thought given to social justice. Today the story would require the villain to be an old white cis male, and the heroine to a transgendered lesbian who courageously overcomes systemic inequality to avenge the wrongfull death of a BIPOC. All these essential elements of modern story telling are missing in this historic work of fiction. It is odd. People really thought diffently back in the day.