Agatha Christie's

The 199 Pounds Adventure

1st Broadcast 17th February 2003 BBC Radio 4

 

Director

Dirk Maggs

Bruce Hyman

 

Dramatised By

Mike Stott

 

Producer

Bruce Hyman

Dirk Maggs

 

Written By

Agatha Christie

 

 

Produced By

Above The Title Productions Ltd for BBC Radio 4

 

 

Synopsis

Based on Agatha Christie's The case of the City Clerk.

 

A new contemporary dramatisation

 

Bobby Roberts is a middle-aged man in a mid-life rut, in search of adventure. The ad in The Times reads "Need help? Ask Parker Payne." So can the great PP come up trumps?

Well, yes and no. Bobby is sent on a trip to collect a harmless package from a scientist in Milan and eat plenty of ice cream along the way.

But before long he finds himself caught up in a terrifying murder, and with blood all over his ice cream.

 

or

 

A brand new radio adaptation of a classic Agatha Christie short story,

The Case of the City Clerk, by Mike Stott. A middle-aged man leading a dull existence goes on what he hopes will be the adventure of a lifetime

but soon starts to regret his search for a bit of excitement.

Cast

Character

Actor
Parker Pyne

Richard Griffiths

Bobby

 

Chris Langham

Gianni

Rupert Degas

Ludo
Rupert Degas
Roddy

Simon Treves

Luca
Simon Treves
Maggie

Rebecca Front

Marcia
Rebecca Front

 

Production Crew

Not known at this time

 

Recorded on

11th January 2002

 

Music composed & Arranged

Not known at this time

 

 

Comment by Dirk Maggs

None at this time

 

 

Running Time

1 episode of 30 minutes 30 minutes in total

 

 

 

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