BBC Radio Crimes: A Charles Paris Mystery: The Dead Side of the Mic

  • by Simon Brett, Jeremy Front (adaptation)
  • Narrated by Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, Charlotte Green
  • 1 hrs and 52 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Actor and reluctant sleuth Charles Paris is facing chaos on the domestic front. He's lodging with his ex-wife Frances, and now their pregnant daughter has moved in as well. It's all a bit much....
So he is over the moon when he lands a job on the BBC Radio Rep - but the ink is barely dry on his contract when a murder takes place in Broadcasting House. A young female studio manager is found dead in an editing suite, and Charles steps in to investigate.
With a distinguished cast including Bill Nighy as Charles Paris, Suzanne Burden as Frances, and featuring Charlotte Green as herself, this four-part drama, adapted by Jeremy Front, is sheer listening pleasure.

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Great fun

I will never know why Simon Brett stopped writing his wonderful books starring Charles Paris. I find his other books unreadable. The plots of this series are reasonable, but the world of theatre and the comedy element are wonderfully realised, especially when voiced by Bill Nighy who was born to play Charles Paris.
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- Helen

Smooth, witty delivery.

A fantastic narration of a light-weight but totally enjoyable mystery. I have listened to the book 3 times in as many months and still love hearing Bill Nighy sing and slur his way through this tale that intertwines a mystery with anecdotes from his daily life, the latter being the most engaging.
I intend to read more as I am sure that the cast will live up to my expectations.
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- Morganrandg

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-04-2010
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited