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  • 4.50 from Paddington (Dramatised)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: June Whitfield, Ian Lavender, Joan Sims, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

A Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as the deceptively mild Miss Marple with Ian Lavender, Joan Sims and Susannah Harker. Elspeth McGillicuddy is down from Scotland for a holiday and boards the 4:50 train from Paddington station to visit her friend, Miss Marple. During the journey, another train pulls alongside, and through the window Mrs McGillicuddy witnesses a tall, dark man strangling a blonde woman. She reports what she has seen, yet no one takes any notice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Reasonable

  • By Elizabeh on 06-12-11

One of the classic Miss Marple stories

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Reviewed: 01-12-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A classic Miss Marple story that keeps you guessing until the end.

What was one of the most memorable moments of 4.50 from Paddington (Dramatised)?

The final denouement is just class I Agatha Christie.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Keeps the story flowing and has tension at the right time.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It just keeps you gripped from beginning to end.