A Pocketful Of Rye

By Agatha Christie. A nursery rhyme appears to be the key in a series of gruesome murders. With June Whitfield and David Waring.

show more detailshow less detail

Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
20051009 (BBC7)
20051010 (BBC7)
01Hollywood And Rye20150712

The first in a series of three stories set in and around Rye in East Sussex.

Written by Kellie Jackson and read by Serena Evans, this story is loosely based on Charlie Chaplin's visit to Rye.

Dot Buckle, proprietress of The Whistling Kettle, has heard a rumour that a film star is in town and rushes to The Mermaid Inn to see if it's true. When she arrives, not only does she have the fortune of spotting Charlie Chaplin alongside two other famous actors from Hollywood, but has an even greater surprise in store for her in the shape of a blast from the past.

Producer: Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

02A Rye Boy20150719

This is the second in a series of three stories set in and around Rye in East Sussex.

A Rye Boy, written by Marian Garvey and read by Niall Buggy, is an evocative tale of how a farmer struggles to deal with his wife when a sculptor comes to town. She becomes distressed and things get out of hand.

Producer: Celia de Wolff

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

03Marsh Fever20150726

This is the final story in a series of three set in and around Rye in East Sussex.

Teresa Gallagher reads this beautiful tale of a young girl who has been badly treated in the past and the result of that treatment is lying sick before her. Believing that she has the secret to his recovery she decides it is time to make a claim on what is rightfully hers.

Written by Alison Fisher

Producer: Celia de Wolff

A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.