The Reluctant Spy

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AD012013010220141117 (R4)

As the world waits to see what democracy will bring to Egypt, Nigel Lindsay plays hard-up Coptic art expert who becomes embroiled in (what appears to be) corporate espionage when approached by seductive Canadian student Tara to deliver a letter - for money - to a prominent Egyptian politician. But nothing in this tense three-parter from writer/director John Dryden is quite what it appears to be.

Casting - Toby Whale,

Production Manager - Russell Owen,

Script Editor - Mike Walker.

Sound design - Steve Bond,

Music - Sacha Puttnam

Written and directed by: John Dryden

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Writer/Director - John Dryden

This is John's forth trilogy for Radio 4, after SEVERED THREADS, PANDEMIC (winner of this year's Writers' Guild award for Best Radio Drama) and A TOKYO MURDER. He recently directed and co-wrote with journalist Owen Bennett-Jones the documentary/drama BLASPHEMY AND THE GOVERNOR OF PUNJAB.

AD022013010320141118 (R4)

Part 2 of John Dryden's original thriller set in present-day Egypt.

Nigel Lindsay plays hard-up Coptic art expert Duncan Kavanagh who, through greed and lust has been drawn into a world of espionage and unwittingly brought about the death of his good friend, the Palestinian Dr Zacoutte.

The enigmatic Tara, who claims to be a student from Canada, appears to be using Duncan. But Duncan is not as innocent as he seems to be - his past is about to catch up with him.

This is John's forth trilogy for Radio 4, after SEVERED THREADS, PANDEMIC (winner of this year's Writers' Guild award for Best Radio Drama) and A TOKYO MURDER. He recently directed and co-wrote with journalist Owen Bennett-Jones the documentary/drama BLASPHEMY AND THE GOVERNOR OF PUNJAB.

Casting: Toby Whale

Production Manager: Russell Owen

Script Editor: Mike Walker

Sound design: Steve Bond

Music: Sacha Puttnam.

Written, produced and directed by: John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

John Dryden

AD03 LAST2013010420141119 (R4)

The final part of John Dryden's thriller set against the political upheavals in Egypt.

Things are spiralling out of control for Duncan who has attracted the attentions of the Egyptian authorities investigating the disappearance of a university student.

Caught between his love for his daughter, his increasing infatuation with the mysterious Tara, and a desperate need to escape his past, Duncan navigates his way through a complex web of secrets and misinformation that threaten to destroy him, as a new Egypt struggles to realign itself in the world.

This is John's forth trilogy for Radio 4, after SEVERED THREADS, PANDEMIC (winner of this year's Writers' Guild award for Best Radio Drama) and A TOKYO MURDER. He recently directed and co-wrote with journalist Owen Bennett-Jones the documentary/drama BLASPHEMY AND THE GOVERNOR OF PUNJAB.

Casting: Toby Whale

Production Manager: Russell Owen

Script Editor: Mike Walker

Sound design: Steve Bond

Music: Sacha Puttnam.

Written, produced and directed by: John Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

John Dryden