Another chance to hear Brenda Blethyn read Ethel Lina White's classic thriller.
First published as The Wheel Spins, Ethel Lina White's novel was later renamed The Lady Vanishes following the popularity of an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
And it's easy to see why Hitchcock found this novel so compelling and so well-suited to his particular brand of filmmaking.
The plot is deceptively simple: a young woman meets an engaging stranger during a long railway journey, who later disappears, leading to mystery and deception.
In episode one, Iris Carr is returning home from a holiday in Europe, unaware that her journey will be full of mystery, deception, confusion and danger!The novel was adapted for radio by Neville Teller and first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2006.
Ethel Lina White's classic railway thriller.
Iris Carr is returning from a holiday in Europe.
Soon her journey will be full of mystery, deception, confusion and danger! Read by Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethyn reads an abridged version of The Wheel Spins, which Alfred Hitchcock adapted for his thriller, The Lady Vanishes.
A young Englishwoman sets out on her return from holiday, unaware of the mystery and danger ahead.