The Secret of Headlam Height

audiobook (Unabridged) A Max Carrados Mystery: Full-Cast BBC Radio Drama · Thriller Playhouse

By Mr Punch

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Set during the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, where every story promises a 'Thousand Thrills!', with ingenious plots, full of twists and surprises, driven along with exciting action and tongue in cheek humour.


As the First world War rapidly approaches, we arrive in a sleepy south coast town where Max Carrados, the celebrated blind detective, is soon investigating the sudden death of the local museum curator. All is not as it seems, as our blind hero finds himself on the cliff top in a duel to the death with the ruthless German spymaster who is the one who knows The Secret of Headlam Height.



"Good News... Simon Callow stars as the blind detective, Max Carrados, Lionel Jeffries as his servant and 'eyes', Parkinson." Sunday Times – Gillian Reynolds Choice


"Atmospheric and Great Fun." Daily Express 



Also available as part of the THRILLER PLAYHOUSE BOX SET, eight episodes featuring Max Carrados, Norman Conquest and Ben from the popular BBC Drama series. 




Simon Callow as Max Carrados

Lionel Jeffries as Parkinson

Charles Simpson as van der Burgh

Brett Usher as Linmarsh

Steve Hodson as Biles

Kathryn Pogson as Miss Baker

Paul Panting as Ferris

Brian Orrell as Publican

& full supporting cast.


Based on a story by Ernest Bramah


Dramatisation: Roger Danes

Music: Robert Rigby

Director: Alan Drury

Producer: Stewart Richards & Michael Cameron


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The Secret of Headlam Height