An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

  • by P. D. James, Nevill Teller
  • Narrated by Judi Bowker, Anna Massey, Full Cast
  • 1 hrs and 59 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Judi Bowker and Anna Massey star in this gripping BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation featuring young detective Cordelia Gray. Mark Calendar, 21 years old and in his final year at Cambridge, leaves university without warning and takes a job as a gardener. Eighteen days later he is found hanging in the cottage where he lived. The verdict at the inquest is suicide. Cordelia Gray, now sole proprietor of the Pryde Detective Agency, is hired by Mark's father, the eminent scientist Sir Ronald, to piece together the facts surrounding his death. Gradually she sheds light on the apparent suicide, and long-suppressed family secrets begin to emerge. Whilst further tragedy is in store for the family, Cordelia discovers that, in the midst of Mark's many friends, there is a dangerous enemy with the cold and complex mind of a killer.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Really Good

This was a really nice production. I enjoyed the pace and the effects. I have enjoyed Anna Massey's work before in radio plays and this is another fine performance. great story, good ending....done well. Enjoy
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- Melissa Wells

good setting, interesting plot

If you could sum up An Unsuitable Job for a Woman in three words, what would they be?

A good idea, executed well. The main character is well thought out.

What was one of the most memorable moments of An Unsuitable Job for a Woman?

When the main character decides to become a detective and her first uncertain steps toward achieving that role.
The ending - won't spoil.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Most scenes - probably the ones which were cambridge based (as i live in cambridge)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes definitely - as a proper crime thriller - you want to find out who did it !

Any additional comments?

I enjoy all the books by pd james - especially those with cordelia grey - who is a most appealing heroine.

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- louise forrester

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2012
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited