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01Charles Paris Mystery2012120520151013 (R4)

by Jeremy Front

Based on the novel by Simon Brett.

When old friend Hugo offers Charles some voiceover work it leads him into the murky world

of Hugo's marriage and his wife's appalling am-dram group.

Charles - Bill Nighy

Frances - Suzanne Burden

Joan - Geraldine McEwan

Hugo - Paul Ritter

Ellie....Amaka Okafor

Saskia - Christine Absalom

Geoff....Patrick Brennan

Clive....Sam Alexander

Director....Sally Avens

Bill Nighy is back as Charles Paris, actor, alcoholic and amateur sleuth. Charles is once again out of work an event that is made worse by the fact that his mother (played by Geraldine McEwen) has come to stay whilst recovering from an operation; Joan is even driving 'St Frances of Highgate' mad. So when he bumps into old friend, Hugo, who offers him the chance of some voiceover work Charles is doubly happy; some money and a chance to get out of the house.

But a simple voice job leads Charles into Hugo's drink fuelled depressing marriage; his young wife spends most of her time at an am-dram group with some very strange members and Hugo it seems is ready to crack.

Bill Nighy has recently completed filming Richard Curtis latest film 'About Time'.

Suzanne Burden has been touring in 'Tis Pity She's A Whore' and filming 'Fresh Meat'.

Paul Ritter (Harry Potter, Henry IV, Friday Night Dinner).

BAFTA Award winning actress Geraldine McEwan makes a guest appearance as Charles' mother in this series.

Jeremy Front has dramatised several series of Charles Paris. He also co-writes with his sister, the actress Rebecca Front, the series 'Incredible Women' and is currently adapting Evelyn Waugh's 'Sword of Honour' for Radio 4.

The Charles Paris Mysteries are based on the series of novels by Simon Brett

02Charles Paris Mystery2012121220151020 (R4)

by Jeremy Front

Based on the novel by Simon Brett.

What starts as a simple voiceover job soon leads Charles to the discovery of a dead body.

Charles - Bill Nighy

Frances - Suzanne Burden

Joan - Geraldine McEwan

Maurice - Jon Glover

Hugo - Paul Ritter

Ellie....Amaka Okafor

Saskia - Christine Absalom

Geoff....Patrick Brennan

Clive....Sam Alexander

Director....Sally Avens

Bill Nighy is back as Charles Paris, actor, alcoholic and amateur sleuth. Charles is once again out of work an event that is made worse by the fact that his mother (played by Geraldine McEwen) has come to stay whilst recovering from an operation; and Frances thinks she may be secret tippler - so it might be a good job if Charles laid off the booze in the run up to Christmas.

So when he bumps into old friend, Hugo, who offers him the chance of some voiceover work Charles is doubly happy; some money and a chance to get out of the house. In return Charles agrees to critique Hugo's wife's am-dram group's production of Marat Sade.

But the world of amateur dramatics it seems has more drama off stage than on and Charles discovers a dead body.

Bill Nighy has recently completed filming Richard Curtis latest film 'About Time'.

Suzanne Burden has been touring in 'Tis Pity She's A Whore' and filming 'Fresh Meat'.

Paul Ritter (Harry Potter, Henry IV, Friday Night Dinner).

BAFTA Award winning actress Geraldine McEwan makes a guest appearance as Charles' mother in this series.

Jeremy Front has dramatised several series of Charles Paris. He also co-writes with his sister, the actress Rebecca Front, the series 'Incredible Women' and is currently adapting Evelyn Waugh's 'Sword of Honour' for Radio 4.

The Charles Paris Mysteries are based on the series of novels by Simon Brett

03Charles Paris Mystery2012121920151027 (R4)

by Jeremy Front

Based on the novel by Simon Brett.

Charles wants to prove that his old friend Hugo didn't kill his wife, but all the signs are pointing to Hugo's guilt.

Charles - Bill Nighy

Frances - Suzanne Burden

Joan - Geraldine McEwan

Maurice - Jon Glover

Hugo - Paul Ritter

Holly - Susie Ridell

Detective - Don Gilet

Paramedic....Joe Sims

Director....Sally Avens

Bill Nighy is back as Charles Paris, actor, alcoholic and amateur sleuth. Charles is once again out of work an event that is made worse by the fact that his mother (played by Geraldine McEwen) has come to stay whilst recovering from an operation; and Frances thinks she may be secret tippler - so it might be a good job if Charles laid off the booze in the run up to Christmas.

So when he bumps into old friend, Hugo, who offers him the chance of some voiceover work Charles is doubly happy; some money and a chance to get out of the house.But when Charles finds Hugo's wife dead in their swimming pool he becomes determined to prove Hugo innocent of her murder. Maybe some of the members of Ginny's Amateur Dramatic group will be able to help Charles uncover the truth.

Bill Nighy has recently completed filming Richard Curtis latest film 'About Time'.

Suzanne Burden has been touring in 'Tis Pity She's A Whore' and filming 'Fresh Meat'.

Paul Ritter (Harry Potter, Henry IV, Friday Night Dinner).

BAFTA Award winning actress Geraldine McEwan makes a guest appearance as Charles' mother in this series.

Jeremy Front has dramatised several series of Charles Paris. He also co-writes with his sister, the actress Rebecca Front, the series 'Incredible Women' and is currently adapting Evelyn Waugh's 'Sword of Honour' for Radio 4.

The Charles Paris Mysteries are based on the series of novels by Simon Brett

04Charles Paris Mystery2012122620151103 (R4)

by Jeremy Front

Based on the novel by Simon Brett.

Charles closes in on the murderer of his old friend Hugo's wife with help from both his wife and his mother.

Charles - Bill Nighy

Frances - Suzanne Burden

Joan - Geraldine McEwan

Maurice - Jon Glover

Geoff - Patrick Brennan

Saskia - Christine Absalom

Hugo - Paul Ritter

Holly - Susie Ridell

Director....Sally Avens

Bill Nighy is back as Charles Paris, actor, alcoholic and amateur sleuth. Charles is once again out of work an event that is made worse by the fact that his mother (played by Geraldine McEwen) has come to stay whilst recovering from an operation;So when he bumps into old friend, Hugo, who offers him the chance of some voiceover work Charles is doubly happy; some money and a chance to get out of the house.But when Charles finds Hugo's wife dead in their swimming pool he becomes determined to prove Hugo innocent of her murder. Maybe some of the members of Ellie's Amateur Dramatic group will be able to help Charles uncover the truth.

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Charles closes in on the murderer of his old friend Hugo's wife.