Agatha Raisin: The Terrible Tourist and Fairies of Frylam (Dramatisation)

  • by M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by Penelope Keith
  • 1 hrs and 52 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin in two full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramas.
After a lifetime spent in public relations, the drinking and smoking one-woman dynamo that is Agatha Raisin struggles to adapt to life in a quiet Cotswold village.
Penelope Keith stars again as Agatha Raisin - Miss Marple with attitude - in the fourth volume of full-cast dramas based on the best-selling books by M.C. Beaton.
The Terrible Tourist
Now that their marriage plans have collapsed, Agatha is furious to find that James is taking a holiday on the island where they were to have their honeymoon. But when she sets out in pursuit of him, she stumbles upon another murder.The Fairies of Fryfam
Having been hurt by James once too often, Agatha takes a trip to the Cornish village of Fryfam and is soon disturbed by some strange lights at the bottom of the garden.

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It's OK

This version is a dramatisation of the two stories, featuring Penelope Keith. It's similar ot the other BBC Agatha Raisin radio drama series but not quite as good; fewer character voices and realistic sound effects. This is a huge improvement on the previous unabridged reading of the two titles on offer with Audible. The two other reviews on here refer to the old version.
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- Elizabeth

Not the best

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I found the story in the second one obvious, which is unusual.


If you’ve listened to books by M. C. Beaton before, how does this one compare?

It wasn't the best one so far, but I still love the series.


Have you listened to any of Penelope Keith’s other performances? How does this one compare?

She is always wonderful.


Could you see Agatha Raisin: The Terrible Tourist and Fairies of Frylam (Dramatisation) being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

They have been on TV but the main characters were way too young. Ashley Jensen always great but too young for the part. Should have been someone like Celia Imrie for Agatha, even though she is slightly older. She would be perfect.


Any additional comments?

Can't wait to listen to more of these. Love them.

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- Rory

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-01-2010
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited