Charles Paris

  • by Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
  • Narrated by Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, Full Cast
  • 1 hrs and 49 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of Simon Brett's comic murder mystery, starring Bill Nighy as the irrepressible Charles Paris.
Charles Paris (unsuccessful actor, bad husband, dipsomaniac) is currently appearing as a fork lift operator in a corporate video. It's not prime-time television or a major film, but it seems like easy money - until the fork lift is used to commit a murder. When Charles himself comes under suspicion, he decides to find out for himself who the murderer is. Meanwhile, as ever with Charles, life on the domestic front is not plain sailing. After inflicting damage upon his ex-wife's house, he finds himself offering her a berth on the houseboat he’s currently sitting for a friend. However, life on the water proves as tricky as life at work…Suzanne Burden, Tim McInnery, and Jon Glover are also among the cast in this dramatisation by Jeremy Front.

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Loved it

Very entertaining, great story, wonderful performances and throughly entertaining. Well done and thank you very much.
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- Rohese

A gentle comedic murder mystery

This was a well-made, full cast, radio production of a gentle comedic murder mystery. The script and plot were well crafted, within its genre, and the cast were good. If I had listened to it on the radio while driving, or gardening, or just doing some other activity then I think I would have enjoyed it more. However, I listened to it in bed, with no other distractions, and I found it a little slow, clichéd and predictable. Nevertheless, I would probably listen to it again and I would buy a similar product from the same series if one is available. For one and a half hours of entertainment it is expensive, when compared to much better and longer audio-books that are available from here for the same 'one credit'.
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- Mark H

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-09-2014
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd