The Sittaford Mystery

By Agatha Christie

A blizzard has hit England.

In the tiny village of Sittaford, on the fringes of Dartmoor, a party of six is gathered in Sittaford House, home of Captain Trevelyan.

He has rented the house out for the winter and is staying in a nearby village.

As evening draws in, a seance is proposed.

But it reveals more than they had anticipated - TREVELYAN DEAD, spells out the board.

Slowly the table begins to rock again, spelling out the word M-U-R-D-E-R.

Is it true? And who would kill a man who doesn t have an enemy in the world? John Moffatt and Stephen Tompkinson star in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic from the Queen of Crime.

Episodes

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01The Message2004122020051219 (BBC7)
20051220 (BBC7)
20061225 (BBC7)
20061226 (BBC7)
20071022 (BBC7)
20071023 (BBC7)
20081222 (BBC7)
20081223 (BBC7)
20111219 (BBC7)
20111220 (BBC7)

By Agatha Christie

A blizzard has hit England.

In the tiny village of Sittaford, on the fringes of Dartmoor, a party of six is gathered in Sittaford House, home of Captain Trevelyan.

He has rented the house out for the winter and is staying in a nearby village.

As evening draws in, a seance is proposed.

But it reveals more than they had anticipated - TREVELYAN DEAD, spells out the board.

Slowly the table begins to rock again, spelling out the word M-U-R-D-E-R.

Is it true? And who would kill a man who doesn t have an enemy in the world? John Moffatt and Stephen Tompkinson star in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic from the Queen of Crime.

A seance at a remote house spells out a man's murder in Agatha Christie's mystery.

A seance at a remote house spells out a man's murder.

Agatha Christie's mystery, with Geoffrey Whitehead as Inspector Narracott.

A seance at a remote house spells out a man's murder in Agatha Christie's mystery.

It is 1931 and in a remote house, six people gather round a small table for a seance.

It is 1931 and in a remote house six people sit round a small table for a sťance.

02An Arrest For Murder2004122120051220 (BBC7)
20051221 (BBC7)
20061226 (BBC7)
20061227 (BBC7)
20071023 (BBC7)
20071024 (BBC7)
20081223 (BBC7)
20081224 (BBC7)
20111220 (BBC7)
20111221 (BBC7)

A seance has revealed Captain Trevelyan was murdered, but who is the killer?

A seance has revealed Captain Trevelyan was murdered, but who is the killer? Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

Major Burnaby tells the Inspector about the seance at Sittaford House at the time of the murder.

03Emily Goes To Work2004122220051221 (BBC7)
20051222 (BBC7)
20061227 (BBC7)
20061228 (BBC7)
20071024 (BBC7)
20071025 (BBC7)
20081224 (BBC7)
20081225 (BBC7)

With James arrested, his fiancee insists that he didn't murder his uncle.

With James arrested, his fiancee insists that he didn't murder his uncle. Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

Emily convinces Enderby to assist her and they make their way to Sittaford.

03Emily Goes To Work2004122820111221 (BBC7)
20111222 (BBC7)

With James arrested, his fiancee insists that he didn't murder his uncle.

Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

04A Recipe For Ginger Cake2004122320051222 (BBC7)
20051223 (BBC7)
20061228 (BBC7)
20061229 (BBC7)
20071025 (BBC7)
20071026 (BBC7)
20081225 (BBC7)
20081226 (BBC7)
20111222 (BBC7)
20111223 (BBC7)

Emily sets out to prove that the Willetts took part in the captain's murder.

Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

Emily uncovers some bad news about James and Charles spends a late night out in the cold.

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First broadcast on 1990-02-01

Producer: M. BAKEWELL

Description

Agatha Christie mystery dramatised in 5 parts by Michael Bakewell. 5: The Second Seance. Mr Rycroft decides that only by re-enacting the seance which announced the murder of Captain Trevelyan, will the killer be revealed?

Subject Categories

crime drama programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

01 Feb 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

04 Feb 1990 20:00-20:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Vincent Brimble

Geoffrey Whitehead (Actor)

Jack May (Actor)

John Moffatt (Actor)

Stephen Tompkinson (Actor)

Norman Bird (Actor)

Melinda Walker (Actor)

Victoria Carling (Actor)

David Goudge (Actor)

Charles Simpson (Actor)

Barbara Atkinson (Actor)

Margaret Courtenay (Actor)

Nigel Greaves (Actor)

Susan Westerby (Actor)

Michael Bakewell (adap)

Agatha Christie (Author)

Recorded on 1989-11-19.

05 LASTThe Second Seance2004122420051223 (BBC7)
20051224 (BBC7)
20061229 (BBC7)
20061230 (BBC7)
20071026 (BBC7)
20071027 (BBC7)
20081226 (BBC7)
20081227 (BBC7)
20111223 (BBC7)
20111224 (BBC7)

Will re-enacting the seance finally reveal who murdered Captain Trevelyan?

Will re-enacting the seance finally reveal who murdered Captain Trevelyan? Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

Agatha Christie thriller with Geoffrey Whitehead.

Emily begins to link everything together and Rycroft suggests another seance.