C S Forester's London Noir

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SD01Payment Deferred20140405

C. S. Forester's London Noir:

Payment Deferred

by C.S. Forester, dramatised by Paul Mendelson

Most famous for his Hornblower series, C.S. Forester wrote three seminal psychological thrillers at the start of his career that took crime writing in a new direction, portraying ordinary, desperate people committing monstrous acts, and showing events spiralling terribly, chillingly, out of control.

In Payment Deferred set in 1926, William Marble, a bank clerk living in south London with his wife Annie and their two children, is desperately worried about money and is in grave danger of losing his house and job. An unexpected visit by a young relative with an inheritance tempts William to commit a heinous crime.

Music composed by Gary C. Newman

Clarinet: Samantha Baldwin

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.

SD02Plain Murder20140412

C. S. Forester's London Noir:

Plain Murder

by C.S. Forester, dramatised by Paul Mendelson

Most famous for his Hornblower series, C.S. Forester wrote three seminal psychological thrillers at the start of his career that took crime writing in a new direction, portraying ordinary, desperate people committing monstrous acts, and showing events spiralling terribly, chillingly, out of control.

Plain Murder, set in 1928, takes us into a London advertising agency. Morris, Oldroyd and Reddy, have been caught taking bribes. One of their colleagues threatens to blow the whistle on them. Instant dismissal will inevitably be the result, and at a time of severe unemployment, their future prospects are bleak. Morris, a menacing bully, offers them a road out of their dilemma - a perfect murder, cleverly disguised as a tragic accident. But is there such a thing as the perfect murder?

All other parts were played by members of the cast.

Music composed by Gary C. Newman

Clarinet: Samantha Baldwin

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.

SD03 LASTThe Pursued20140419

Most famous for his Hornblower series, C.S. Forester wrote three seminal psychological thrillers at the start of his career that took crime writing in a new direction, portraying ordinary, desperate people committing monstrous acts, and showing events spiralling terribly, chillingly, out of control.

The Pursued is a dark tale of retribution.

When Marjorie finds Dorothy, her pretty young sister, lying dead with her head in the oven the obvious assumption is suicide. But the girl's mother, Mrs Clair, a tough-minded woman is not convinced. She believes that Dorothy was murdered by Marjorie's cheating husband Ted. Unable to prove her theory, Mrs Clair begins to cook up a secret, terrible revenge.

C.S. Forester's London Noir

THE PURSUED

By C. S. Forester, dramatised by Paul Mendelson

All other parts were played by members of the cast.

Music composed by Gary C. Newman

Clarinet: Samantha Baldwin

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.