P. D. James BBC Radio Drama Collection
- Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
- Narrated by: Greta Scacchi, Hugh Grant, full cast, Judi Bowker, Philip Franks, Robin Ellis, Siân Phillips, Richard Derrington
- Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
- Radio/TV Programme
- Release date: 01-02-18
- Language: English
- Publisher: BBC Digital Audio
This collection includes:
Cover Her Face
P. D. James' debut novel, introducing her famous detective Adam Dalgliesh. Starring Robin Ellis as Dalgliesh.
A Taste for Death
Dalgliesh investigates when two bodies are found murdered a London church. Starring Richard Derrington as Dalgliesh.
Devices and Desires
Dalgliesh hunts a serial killer in desolate Norfolk. Starring Robin Ellis as Dalgliesh.
A Certain Justice
Dalgliesh probes the murder of a brilliant criminal lawyer. Starring Philip Franks as Dalgliesh.
The Private Patient
Dalgliesh investigates a high-profile murder at an exclusive cosmetic surgery clinic. Starring Richard Derrington as Dalgliesh.
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
An eminent scientist hires Detective Cordelia Gray to discover why his son committed suicide. Starring Judi Bowker as Cordelia Gray.
The Skull Beneath the Skin
With her life in danger, actress Clarissa Lisle turns to private detective Cordelia Gray. Starring Greta Scacchi as Cordelia Gray.
Among the supporting cast in these classic dramas are Siân Phillips, Hugh Grant, Anna Massey and Geraldine James.
Also included is a bonus audio documentary, P. D. James in Her Own Words, in which the author discusses her professional career and private life.
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By M. K. on 19-02-18
Happy all 7 dramatisations are in one collection
I love all the bbc radio dramatisations of not only P. D. James but also of Agatha Christie however I had them on CDs from years ago and were therefore harder to access . Now that all of P D James radio dramatisations are in the one collection , it is far more convenient to listen to them and therefore more pleasurable to listen to . in fact I was missing a couple of the PD James dramatisations so I now have a complete set .And the dramatisations are superbly done .
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By Zaubermond on 13-02-18
Desert Island drama
This collection is a treat. Sîan Phillips, Anna Massey, and many other brilliant actors shine throughout nearly seventeen hours of dramatised James. I particularly enjoyed Robin Ellis in the role of Dalgliesh. Although I knew whodunnit in these stories because
I’ve been a James fan since I was a young teenager, I still loved listening to the mysteries as they unfolded once more. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a good British mystery with beautifully done dramatisations from talented actors.
31 of 31 people found this review helpful
By Carole T. on 06-08-18
A Different Sort of Experience
Hearing these excellent BBC dramas is a joy. First, it's a chance to sample, refresh, or renew some really great mysteries by a master, P.D. James.
Secondly, it's a way to experience old favorites in a new way. There are stories here featuring both Adam Dalgliesh and Cordelia Gray, James' wonderful detectives. Each appears in more than one episode and is portrayed by more than one fine British actor. The collection includes works from several stages of James' career. And the stories are, of course, much shorter than the original works from which they are abridged.
Nobody is better than the BBC at reminding us why radio dramas are so much fun! These selections are perfect for car drives, bedtime listens, and sharing with others.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful