The Other Simenon

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0101In Case Of Emergency2011072720120815

New series 1/3.

Georges Simenon, best known for Maigret, published scores of other novels, often tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating dissections of small lives confounded by fate.

Ronald Frame dramatises three of these stories beginning with the obsessive affair between a lawyer and a jewel thief.

When her plan to rob a jeweller's shop goes wrong, Yvette - young, beautiful and dangerously impulsive - asks middle-aged lawyer, Lucien, to defend her in court.

When he wins the case they begin an affair but he discovers that Yvette has a boyfriend who has no intention of giving her up.

Lucien - JIMMY CHISHOLM

Yvette - LISA GARDNER

Viviane - SARAH COLLIER

Jeanine/Secretary - LAURA SMALES

Mazetti/Inspector - KENNY BLYTH

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer/director Bruce Young.

New series.

Drama about an affair between a lawyer and a jewel thief.

Georges Simenon, best known for Maigret, published scores of other novels, often tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating dissections of small lives confounded by fate. Ronald Frame dramatises three of these stories beginning with the obsessive affair between a lawyer and a jewel thief. When her plan to rob a jeweller's shop goes wrong, Yvette - young, beautiful and dangerously impulsive - asks middle-aged lawyer, Lucien, to defend her in court. When he wins the case they begin an affair but he discovers that Yvette has a boyfriend who has no intention of giving her up.

0101Striptease20101217

Georges Simenon is best known for Maigret but he published scores of other novels - many of them tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating dissections of small lives confounded by fate and circumstance.

Ronald Frame dramatises a Simenon story set in a night club in Cannes in 1958.

Celita is the mistress of the club owner - but she faces a younger rival for her lover's affections when he hires a sensational new dancer.

A dramatisation of Georges Simenon's novel "Striptease", set in a night club in Cannes.

0102The Little Man From Archangel2011080320120816

When a bookseller's wife goes missing, his neighbours suspect the worst.

Georges Simenon, best known for Maigret, published scores of other novels, often tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating stories like this tragic tale of a bookseller whose wife goes missing. When Gina fails to come home one night, Jonas Milk tells his inquisitive neighbours that she's visiting a friend. But the gossips in this small country town know Gina has been having flagrant affairs and when it becomes clear that she's disappeared the bookseller is drawn into a nightmare of police enquiries and painful discoveries. Dramatised by Ronald Frame.

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer/director Bruce Young.

Georges Simenon, best known for Maigret, published scores of other novels, often tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating stories like this tragic tale of a bookseller whose wife goes missing.

When Gina fails to come home one night, Jonas Milk tells his inquisitive neighbours that she's visiting a friend.

But the gossips in this small country town know Gina has been having flagrant affairs and when it becomes clear that she's disappeared the bookseller is drawn into a nightmare of police enquiries and painful discoveries.

Dramatised by Ronald Frame.

Jonas - STEVEN McNICOLL

Supt Devaux - CRAWFORD LOGAN

Gina - FRANCESCA DYMOND

Fredo/Le Bouc - KENNY BLYTH

Angele/Berthe - ELIZA LANGLAND

Louis/Pepito - GAVIN KEAN

0103 LASTThe Cat2011081020120817

Georges Simenon's black comedy about a husband and wife who loathe each other.

Georges Simenon, best known for Maigret, published scores of other novels, often tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating stories like this black comedy about a couple whose marriage has foundered. Conversation between Emile and Marguerite has given way to a mute exchange of vicious notes, a shared life to separate beds and separate larders. Meanwhile the sudden deaths of two cherished family pets - a poisoned cat and a murdered parrot - block all attempts at reconciliation. Emile, at the end of his tether, packs his bags and chooses freedom - but he quickly makes a discovery that, even when affection has gone, a powerful bond still unites a man and his wife. Dramatised by Ronald Frame.

Producer/director Bruce Young.

Georges Simenon, best known for Maigret, published scores of other novels, often tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating stories like this black comedy about a couple whose marriage has foundered.

Conversation between Emile and Marguerite has given way to a mute exchange of vicious notes, a shared life to separate beds and separate larders.

Meanwhile the sudden deaths of two cherished family pets - a poisoned cat and a murdered parrot - block all attempts at reconciliation.

Emile, at the end of his tether, packs his bags and chooses freedom - but he quickly makes a discovery that, even when affection has gone, a powerful bond still unites a man and his wife.

Dramatised by Ronald Frame.

Emile - CHRISTIAN RODSKA

Marguerite - JOANNA TOPE

Nelly - IRENE ALLAN

Madame Martin/Nurse..

CAROL ANN CRAWFORD

Patron/Professor - MARK McDONNELL

0201Teddy Bear20121101

When he wasn't writing Maigret, Georges Simenon produced a huge body of novels and short stories, often tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating dissections of lives confounded by fate. In The Other Simenon we explore more of his dark tales of human misfortune!

In The Neighbours, Emile Jovis, the director of a Paris travel agency, finds that moving home doesn't always make for a better life. Acting from the best possible motives he decides to uproot his family from their dilapidated flat in the Marais district of Paris to a new development outside the city. All too soon, however, he becomes aware that his wife and son do not share his enthusiasm. And his peace of mind is shattered when he overhears a series of blunt and brusque conversations coming from his neighbours' flat. His irritation on hearing their voices leads to an obsessive interest in their world.

Dramtised by Ronald Frame and starring Jamie Glover and Robin Weaver.

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer/Director: David Ian Neville

0202The Neighbours20121108
0203 LASTThe Venice Train20121115

When he wasn't writing Maigret, Georges Simenon produced a huge body of novels and short stories, often tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating dissections of lives confounded by fate. In The Other Simenon we explore more of his dark tales of human misfortune!

The Venice Train is a classic Simenon study of anxiety. Justin Calmar returns early from holiday. On board the express train to Paris he is asked by a stranger to deliver a briefcase to an address in Lausanne. He subsequently makes two discoveries: the first, that there is a dead body in the apartment, the second that the suitcase contains a fortune in paper currency. He flees, on the next rapide to Paris condemning himself to an existence of lies and fear, with seemingly no way out.

Dramatised by Ronald Frame and starring Paul Bown and Clare Corbett.

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer/Director: David Ian Neville.

0301A New Lease Of Life20140530

Three new dramatisations by Ronald Frame of stories by Georges Simenon.

When he wasn't writing Maigret, Georges Simenon produced a huge body of novels, often tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating dissections of lives confounded by fate. In, The Other Simenon, we explore three more of his intriguing tales.

In A New Lease Of Life Maurice Dudon, a reclusive bachelor, who works as an accountant with no emotional or private life except for furtive and ritualistic visits to a prostitute every Friday finds his life changing after he is seriously injured in a car accident. In a private nursing home he forms a growing relationship with a nurse. But is it all fate or is his life being manipulated?

THE OTHER SIMENON

SERIES 3

A New Lease of Life

by Georges Simenon

Dramatised for radio by Ronald Frame

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer/director: David Ian Neville.

AD01In Case Of Emergency2011072720120815

Georges Simenon, best known for Maigret, published scores of other novels, often tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating dissections of small lives confounded by fate. Ronald Frame dramatises three of these stories beginning with the obsessive affair between a lawyer and a jewel thief. When her plan to rob a jeweller's shop goes wrong, Yvette - young, beautiful and dangerously impulsive - asks middle-aged lawyer, Lucien, to defend her in court. When he wins the case they begin an affair but he discovers that Yvette has a boyfriend who has no intention of giving her up.

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer/director Bruce Young.

Drama about an obsessive affair between a lawyer and a jewel thief.

AD02Three Beds In Manhattan20140606

The second of three new dramatisations by Ronald Frame of stories by Georges Simenon.

When he wasn't writing Maigret, Georges Simenon produced a huge body of novels, often tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating dissections of lives confounded by fate. In The Other Simenon we explore three more of his intriguing tales.

In Three Beds in Manhattan a French actor, in New York to get over a scandal, meets a divorcee in a bar. They spend the night together and find it hard to separate. Roaming the Manhattan streets, hitting its late-night dives, Francois and Kay struggle to understand what it is that has brought them together. Will their relationship endure?

AD03 LASTThe Confessional20140613

THE OTHER SIMENON - SERIES 3

The Confessional

by Georges Simenon, dramatised for radio by Ronald Frame

The third in our series of new dramatisations by Ronald Frame of stories by Georges Simenon.

When he wasn't writing Maigret, Georges Simenon produced a huge body of novels, often tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating dissections of lives confounded by fate.

The Confessional centres on teenager Andre Bar. By rights he should be happy and contented. He has doting parents, he lives in the opulent setting of the Cote d'Azur, he has no troubles in school, and he has a sympathetic girlfriend, Francine. But all is by no means well. His parents dislike each other intensely and he is in the force-field of their tensions, battling to preserve his integrity and sanity.