The Living And The Dead

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SP20051112

By Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac, dramatised by Adrian Bean.

From the novel that inspired Hitchcock's Vertigo, though this radio play reverts to the original source, set in 1940 Paris and 1944 Marseilles.

Jacque Flaviers is a troubled, complex soul, who has been rejected from the army on medical grounds.

He has been unlucky in love, and has a devastating fear of heights.

Working as a lawyer, an old friend contacts him requesting that he takes on a private assignment to spy on his wife.

Resistant at first, Flaviers finds himself empowered by the woman - and then eventually, fatally obsessed.

Jacque Flavieres....Michael Maloney

Madeleine /Renee....Sarah Smart

Paul Gevigne....Robert Pickavance

Dr Ballard....Seamus O'Neill

Leriche....Chris Jack

Old concierge....Daryl Fishwick

Director Pauline Harris

SP20070908

Adrian Bean's dramatisation of the novel that inspired Hitchcock's Vertigo, by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.

Jacques Flavieres is a troubled and complex soul with a devastating fear of heights, rejected from the army on medical grounds.

An old friend asks him to take on a private assignment which leads to fatal obsession.

Jacque Flavieres....Michael Maloney

Madeleine/Renee....Sarah Smart

Paul Gevigne....Robert Pickavance

Dr Ballard....Seamus O'Neill

Leriche....Chris Jack

Old Concierge....Daryl Fishwick

Directed by Pauline Harris