The Complete Ripley

Series of plays based on the novels by Patricia Highsmith about the suave and amoral Tom Ripley.

Episodes

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SP01The Talented Mr Ripley2009022820110902
20140224 (BBC7)
20140225 (BBC7)

Tom is barely one step ahead of his creditors when a stranger offers him a free trip to Europe and a fresh start.

Tom wants money and success and he is willing to kill for it.

tom is barely one step ahead of his creditors when a stranger offers him a free trip to europe and a fresh start.

tom ripley - ian hart

dickie greenleaf - stephen hogan

marge sherwood - barbara barnes

mr greenleaf - malcolm tierney

mrs greenleaf - janice acquah

roverini - stephen critchlow

buffi - matt addis

directed by claire grove.

pursued by his creditors, a stranger offers tom a free trip to europe and a fresh start

A stranger offers Patricia Highsmith's mischievous anti-hero a free trip to Europe.

by Patricia Highsmith. Ian Hart stars as charming, cultured Tom Ripley, Patricia Highsmith's mischievous anti-hero with a taste for the finer things in life. In the first of five Ripley novels Tom is barely one step ahead of his creditors when a stranger offers him a free trip to Europe and a fresh start. Tom wants money and success and he is willing to kill for it.

Dramatist Stephen Wyatt

Director Claire Grove

Tom Ripley detests murder unless it is absolutely necessary. He prefers someone else to do the dirty work. But if he's called on to act there is no one more cool, calculating and clever. Radio 4 brings all Patricia Highsmith's Ripley novels together in a thrilling series on five successive Saturdays. Written over 35 years Patricia Highsmith kept being drawn back to her hedonistic, charming, cultured and mischievous anti-hero who has a taste for the finer things in life. Always on the edge of being discovered, Ripley appeals to the amoral instinct in all of us. These are unique and complex crime novels with a brilliantly twisted centre.

Ian Hart stars as Tom Ripley. A BAFTA Award winning actor, Ian Hart has starred in projects as varied as Land and Freedom, The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Cock and Bull Story, Blind Flight and Harry Potter.

"Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing, bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night." THE NEW YORKER.

SP02Ripley Under Ground2009030720110909
20140225 (BBC7)
20140226 (BBC7)

With a dead man's money safely stowed in the bank, Tom is living in luxury in a chateau in France with his beautiful French wife.

But the clever art forgery which funds Tom's expensive tastes is about to be uncovered.

Tom Ripley....Ian Hart

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    by Patricia Highsmith. ian hart stars as charming, cultured tom ripley, in the second of Patricia Highsmith's classic thrillers. with a dead man's money safely stowed in the bank tom is living in luxury in a chateaux in france with his beautiful french wife. but the clever art forgery which funds tom's expensive tastes is about to be uncovered.

  • bernard tufts....Benedict Sandiford
  • heloise....Helen Longworth
  • jeff constant....Stephen Hogan
  • madame annette....caroline guthrie
  • murchison....Malcolm Tierney
  • webster....Stephen Critchlow

    directed by Claire Grove

    by patricia highsmith.

    ian hart stars as charming, cultured tom ripley, in the second of patricia highsmith's classic thrillers.

    with a dead man's money safely stowed in the bank tom is living in luxury in a chateaux in france with his beautiful french wife.

    tom ripley...ian hart

    heloise...helen longworth

    bernard tufts...benedict sandiford

    jeff constant...stephen hogan

    madame annette...caroline guthrie

    murchison...malcolm tierney

    webster...stephen critchlow

    dramatist alan mcdonald

    director claire grove.

    tom is living in luxury in a chateau in france, but his forgery is about to be uncovered

  • SP03Ripley's Game2009031420140226 (BBC7)
    20140227 (BBC7)

    Tom sets up a man he dislikes to carry out two perfect murders, but an attack of conscience prompts him to take on the Mafia.

    Tom sets up a man he dislikes to carry out two murders, but has an attack of conscience.

    by Patricia Highsmith. Ian Hart stars as charming, cultured Tom Ripley, in Patricia Highsmith's classic thriller. Tom sets up a man he dislikes to carry out two perfect murders but an attack of conscience propels him on to a train to take on the Mafia.

    Tom Ripley...Ian Hart

    Heloise...Helen Longworth

    Madame Annette...Caroline Guthrie

    Reeves Minot...Paul Rider

    Jonathan Trevanny...Tom Brooke

    Simone Trevanny...Janice Acquah

    Gauthier...Philip Fox

    Marcangelo...Matt Addis

    Lippo...Sam Dale

    Dramatist Alan McDonald

    Director Steven Canny

    Producer Claire Grove.

    SP04The Boy Who Followed Ripley2009032120140227 (BBC7)
    20140228 (BBC7)

    A rich young man arrives at Belle Ombre and he and Tom end up having to fight for their lives in sexually ambiguous, underworld Berlin.

    A young man's arrival at Belle Ombre sparks a battle for life in underworld Berlin.

    by Patricia Highsmith. Ian Hart stars as charming, cultured Tom Ripley, in Patricia Highsmith's classic thriller. A rich young man arrives at Belle Ombre. He and Tom end up having to fight for their lives in sexually-ambiguous, underworld Berlin.

    Tom Ripley...Ian Hart

    Frank Pierson...Nicholas Hoult

    Heloise...Helen Longworth

    Lily Pierson...Janice Acquah

    Reeves Minot...Paul Rider

    Eric Lanz...Jonathan Tafler

    Ralph Thurlow...Philip Fox

    Max...Matt Addis

    Dramatist Stephen Wyatt

    Director Steven Canny and Claire Grove.

    SP05 LASTRipley Under Water2009032820140228 (BBC7)
    20140301 (BBC7)

    Strange new neighbours show an overdeveloped interest in Ripley's past.

    Tom discovers they are not who they say they are, but will his shady dealings be exposed after all?

    Ripley discovers his nosey neighbours aren't who they say. Will his dealings be exposed?

    by Patricia Highsmith. Ian Hart stars as charming, cultured Tom Ripley, in Patricia Highsmith's classic thriller. Strange new neighbours show an overdeveloped interest in Ripley's past. Tom discovers they are not who they say they are but will his shady dealings be exposed after all?

    Tom Ripley...Ian Hart

    Heloise...Helen Longworth

    Madame Annette...Caroline Guthrie

    David Pritchard...William Hope

    Janice Pritchard...Janice Acquah

    Jeff Constant...Stephen Hogan

    Cynthia Gradnor...Lizzy Watts

    Policeman...Matt Addis

    Dramatist Stephen Wyatt

    Director Steven Canny

    Producer Claire Grove.