Raymond Chandler: The Long Goodbye (Dramatised)

  • by Raymond Chandler
  • Narrated by Toby Stephens, Trevor White, Saskia Reeves, Peter Polycarpou, James Lailey, Simon Bubb, Alun Raglan
  • 1 hrs and 27 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe.
Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead and he needs to get out of LA fast. So he turns to his only friend in the world: Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator. He's willing to help a man down on his luck, but later, Lennox commits suicide in Mexico and things start to turn nasty. Marlowe finds himself drawn into a sordid crowd of adulterers and alcoholics in LA's Idle Valley, where the rich are suffering one big suntanned hangover. Marlowe is sure Lennox didn't kill his wife, but how many more stiffs will turn up before he gets to the truth?

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Marlowe magic!

Loved it, Toby Stevens Marlowe is granite with a marshmallow centre! A classic Chandler tale not to be missed.
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- Julie Cole

Very effective dramatisation of the book

This is the Radio play from Raymond Chandlers book and condenses one of the very best Philip Marlowe stories into a one and a half hour play. Certain characters (Linda and Dr Loring) are missing altogether, but that is the nature of an adaption. The relationship between Marlowe and Terry Lennox, which lies at the heart of the story is very effectively played and overall I preferred this faithful adaptation of Chandlers book, to the film version, which in my view took too many liberties with the story
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- film and theatre buff

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-10-2011
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited