A Case For Dr Morelle

Vintage radio drama.

Stars Cecil Parker.

Episodes

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01Alarm Call20130911 (BBC7)
20130912 (BBC7)
20170818 (BBC7)

Vintage radio drama.

Stars Cecil Parker.

The psychiatrist-sleuth probes a mystery death in a hotel.

The psychiatrist-sleuth probes a mystery death in a hotel. Ernest Dudley's 1957 thriller stars Cecil Parker and Sheila Sim.

The psychiatrist-sleuth investigates the mysterious death of wealthy French baroness.

Cantankerous criminal psychologist Dr Morelle investigates the mystery death of wealthy French baroness in a hotel.

Ernest Dudley's Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective uses psychology as well as criminology to hunt down lawbreakers by deducing their felonious personalities.

Following on from the success of the 1949 Hammer Film 'Dr Morelle: The Case Of The Missing Heiress', this is the first of 13 BBC radio episodes starring British film veteran, Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle and Sheila Sim as his long-suffering assistant, Miss Frayle.

With Sydney Tafler as the Hotel Waiter, Tonia Bern as Mam'selle Rolin, Hugh Manning as Anthony Winter, Molly Rankin as the Hotel Receptionist and Kathleen Helme as Miss Shawcroft.

Audio recovered by BBC Radio 4 Extra listener, Steve Arnold.
Director: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1957.

02Confession Of Guilt1957061920070625 (BBC7)
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20091019 (BBC7)
20091020 (BBC7)
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20100706 (BBC7)
20100710 (BBC7)
20110711 (BBC7)
20110712 (BBC7)
20131223 (BBC7)
20131224 (BBC7)
20170821 (BBC7)

A young woman wants absolving from a murder, but Dr Morelle isn't in a forgiving mood.

A woman wants absolving from a murder, but will the psychiatrist turned detective agree?

A woman wants absolving from a murder, but will the psychiatrist turned detective agree? With Cecil Parker.

From January 1957.

A woman wants absolving from a murder, but will the psychiatrist turned detective agree? Stars Cecil Parker.

A woman wants absolving from a murder, but will the psychiatrist-sleuth agree?

A woman wants absolving from a murder, but will the psychiatrist-sleuth agree? Ernest Dudley's 1957 thriller with Cecil Parker.

A woman wants to be absolved from a murder, but will the psychiatrist-sleuth agree? Ernest Dudley's 1957 thriller with Cecil Parker.

A woman wants to be absolved from a murder, but will the psychiatrist-sleuth agree?

A woman wants to be absolved of a murder, but will the psychiatrist-sleuth agree?

A woman wants to be absolved from a case of murder, but will the cantankerous criminal psychologist Dr Morelle agree?

Ernest Dudley's Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective uses psychology as well as criminology to hunt down lawbreakers by deducing their felonious personalities.

Following on from the success of the 1949 Hammer Film 'Dr Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress', the BBC radio series stars British film veteran, Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle and Sheila Sim as his long-suffering assistant, Miss Frayle.

With Phillip Wray as Inspector Hood, Mary Law as Paula Webb and other parts by Maurice Sweden, Norman Wynn, Hugh Manning, Betty Lynton and Alan McLelland.

Director: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1957.

03The Blackmailer1957062620070626 (BBC7)
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20091021 (BBC7)
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20110714 (BBC7)
20131224 (BBC7)
20131225 (BBC7)
20170824 (BBC7)

Is the glamorous sounding Spanish count all he appears to be? How could he be with Dr Morelle involved!

The psychiatrist turned detective probes the dealings of a mysterious Spanish count.

Stars Cecil Parker.

From February 1957.

The psychiatrist-turned-detective probes the dealings of a mysterious Spanish count. Ernest Dudley's thriller with Cecil Parker. From February 1957.

Cantankerous criminal psychologist, Dr Morelle probes the dealings of a mysterious Spanish Count.

Ernest Dudley's Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective uses psychology as well as criminology to hunt down lawbreakers by deducing their felonious personalities.

Following on from the success of the 1949 Hammer Film 'Dr Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress', the BBC radio series stars British film veteran, Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle and Sheila Sim as his long-suffering assistant, Miss Frayle.

With Phillip Wray as Inspector Hood, Douglas Young as Sir Clifford Forbes, Madeleine Christie as Lady Forbes, Ruth Trouncer as Cynthia Forbes, Haydn Jones as the Hotel Waiter, Humphrey Morton as the Hotel Manager, Beryl Calder as Lily the maid, Molly Rankin as Matron and Ian Sadler as Harry Fox.

Director: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1957.

04Voice In The Night1957070320070627 (BBC7)
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20090212 (BBC7)
20090213 (BBC7)
20091023 (BBC7)
20091024 (BBC7)
20100709 (BBC7)
20100710 (BBC7)
20110715 (BBC7)
20110716 (BBC7)
20131225 (BBC7)
20131226 (BBC7)
20170825 (BBC7)

When a kindly old spinster gets threatening phone calls, who better to solve the crime than Dr Morelle?

The psychiatrist turned detective probes death threats made to an elderly spinster.

Stars Cecil Parker.

From February 1957.

The psychiatrist turned detective probes death threats made to an elderly spinster. Stars Cecil Parker. From February 1957.

The psychiatrist-turned-detective probes death threats made to an elderly spinster. Ernest Dudley's thriller with Cecil Parker. From February 1957.

After receiving sinister death threats over the telephone, an elderly spinster calls in cantankerous criminal psychologist, Dr Morelle.

Ernest Dudley's Harley Street psychiatrist-turned-detective uses psychology as well as criminology to hunt down lawbreakers by deducing their felonious personalities.

Following on from the success of the 1949 Hammer Film 'Dr Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress', the BBC radio series stars British film veteran, Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle and Sheila Sim as his long-suffering assistant, Miss Frayle.

With Hester Paton Brown as Miss Nicholson, Percy Edwards as Billy Boy the dog, Alan McClelland as Mr Nicholson, Fred Yule as Superintendent Denham, Alan Keith as the Station Officer and John Baker as Julian Smith/Taxi driver.

Director: Leslie Bridgmont

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1957.

05The Will1957071020130916 (BBC7)
20130917 (BBC7)

A young man in distress and an old man in danger. Ernest Dudley's 1957 thriller.

A young man in distress and an old man in danger. Ernest Dudley's 1957 thriller stars Cecil Parker as Dr Morelle.

06Act Of Violence1957071720130917 (BBC7)
20130918 (BBC7)

Local amateur dramatics bring back memories for a man accused of murder.

Local amateur dramatics bring back memories for a man accused of murder. Ernest Dudley's 1957 thriller with Cecil Parker.

07The Black Ruby1957072420070628 (BBC7)
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20091020 (BBC7)
20091021 (BBC7)
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20100707 (BBC7)
20100710 (BBC7)
20110712 (BBC7)
20110713 (BBC7)
20131226 (BBC7)
20131227 (BBC7)

Is a fabled gem all it's cracked up to be? Enter Dr Morelle with his jewellers' loop and magnifying glass.

The psychiatrist turned detective probes a fabled gem's authenticity.

Stars Cecil Parker and Sheila Sim.

The psychiatrist-turned-detective probes a fabled gem's authenticity. Ernest Dudley's thriller stars Cecil Parker and Sheila Sim. From February 1957.

08The Wedding Dress1957073120070629 (BBC7)
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20091022 (BBC7)
20091023 (BBC7)
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20110714 (BBC7)
20110715 (BBC7)
20131227 (BBC7)
20131228 (BBC7)

Someone is mounting a campaign to block a wedding.

Enter Dr Morelle and his long-suffering assistant.

The psychiatrist turned detective investigates a terror campaign against a bride-to-be.

Stars Cecil Parker.

The psychiatrist turned detective investigates a terror campaign against a bride-to-be. Stars Cecil Parker.

The psychiatrist-turned-detective investigates a terror campaign against a bride-to-be. Ernest Dudley's thriller stars Cecil Parker. From February 1957.

09The Gambler1957080720130918 (BBC7)
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The psychiatrist-sleuth tackles a desperate gambling addict in a case of murder.

The psychiatrist-sleuth tackles a desperate gambling addict in a case of murder. Stars Cecil Parker and Sheila Sim. From March 1957.

10Poisoned Air1957081420130919 (BBC7)
20130920 (BBC7)

The psychiatrist-sleuth tackles a case of risky experiments and thwarted love.

The psychiatrist-sleuth tackles a case of risky experiments and thwarted love. Stars Cecil Parker and Sheila Sim. From July 1957.

11Mr X1957082120130920 (BBC7)
20130921 (BBC7)

A man loses his memory and a woman gets nuisance calls, in a case for the psych-sleuth.

A man loses his memory and a woman gets nuisance calls, in a case for the psychiatrist-sleuth. Stars Cecil Parker. From July 1957.