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Charles Paris: The Cinderella Killer Radio/TV Program

Charles Paris: The Cinderella Killer: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

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Publisher's Summary

Bill Nighy returns as Charles Paris in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a novel by Simon Brett, adapted by Jeremy Front.

Whilst appearing in a Christmas production of Cinderella, Charles finds a body beneath Eastbourne Pier and soon comes under suspicion for murder. Duration: 2 hours approx.

©2017 Simon Brett and Jeremy Front (P)2017 BBC Digital Audio

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    Colin WATFORD, United Kingdom 18/04/2017
    Colin WATFORD, United Kingdom 18/04/2017 Member Since 2007
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    "Another winner from the Charles Paris team..."

    I’m a big fan of the Charles Paris series featuring Bill Nighy, and this title certainly keeps the standard flying. Short on work, as ever, Charles accepts a panto season in Margate, which boasts the latest Reality TV star in the cast plus a bona-fide Hollywood name as main star. All starts well, until tensions and cracks begin to appear, and then a cast member is found dead on the beach.

    Nothing is simple in Charles’ world, and the sub-plot here is that his ‘semi-detached’ wife Frances wants to have an old-fashioned Christmas, which Charles reluctantly says he will help out with. Add to this his fraught relationship with his money-grabbing agent Maurice, and an obsessive and potentially violent stalker, you get the idea. And all the while, there’s a murder to solve…

    The scripts move along at a good pace, reminiscent of Alan Ayckbourn at his best.

    Makes me wish I had a long car journey to do…

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    graci 06/02/2017
    graci 06/02/2017 Member Since 2012

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    "Charles Paris The Cinderella Killer"

    Simon Brett you have'nt lots your touch , Bill Nighy you are the best. Keep them coming please.

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    D. V. Cole shropshire 04/02/2017
    D. V. Cole shropshire 04/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Murder in Margate"

    This has got to be my favourite Charles Paris Mystery so far. Great acting, especially from the supporting cast and a terrific script, full of amusing moments and good lines. I've listened to it several times now, and enjoy it more each time! Highly recommended.

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    02/02/17
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    "Jeremy Front, smashing"

    the only negative about this performance is waiting the 6 to 12 months for another. favorite lines: Charles " I can see your centerpiece" Frances: "if that line isn't in the panto, I'm not going" hilarious!

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  • E. Kress
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    02/04/17
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    "wonderful stuff!!"

    great cast, hysterically funny. bill night is superb. please get more of these! highly recommended!

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  • catherine
    Carlsbad, CA, United States
    12/03/17
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    "Still crackling!"

    Done with the usual wit and verve of all players (although attempted American accents were kinda ... odd).

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