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Ordeal by Innocence

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

by Agatha Christie Author · Arthur Hughes Narrator

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A full-cast BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel, known to be a favourite among her own works.

When Doctor Calgary visits the Argyle family, he believes he brings good news. He is there to clear the name of Jacko, who was convicted of the murder of his own mother, Rachel. But the doctor's news is not greeted with the enthusiasm he expects, and the family seem intent on resisting both his help and the investigations of Inspector Huish.

When a further murder is committed, it becomes apparent that a killer is among the gathered party. With almost everyone having a motive and the means for murder, they must all be on their guard.

Eschewing the traditional detective format, Ordeal by Innocence examines how the innocent suffer more than the guilty when a crime goes unsolved. Along with Crooked House, it was Agatha Christie's favourite of her own works.

Cast:
Calgary...Mark Umbers
Gwenda...Jacqueline Defferary
Kirsten...Wanda Opalinska
Hester...Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Jacko...Arthur Hughes
Leo...Sean Murray
Mickey...Joel MacCormack
Tina...Carys Eleri
Philip...John Norton
Mary...Priyanga Burford
Marshall...David Seddon
Huish...Michael Burtenshaw
Doctor...Harry Jardine
Hotel Receptionist...Georgie Fuller

Adapted by Joy Wilkinson
Directed by Mary Peate

Publication Details

Publisher:
BBC Audio
Imprint:
BBC Digital Audio
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2014

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 35.7 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 35.7 MB

Agatha Christie (Author)

Agatha Christie, the acknowledged 'Queen of Crime' (The Observer) was born in Torquay in 1890. During the First World War she worked as a hospital dispenser, and it was here that she gleaned the working knowledge of various poisons that was to pro...

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Creators

Narrator :
Full Cast
Narrator :
Arthur Hughes
Author :
Agatha Christie
Narrator :
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Narrator :
Michael Bertenshaw
Narrator :
Mark Umbers
Ordeal by Innocence
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