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Summary

Noel Johnson, the radio voice of Dick Barton - Special Agent, stars in this 1969 thriller about a second-hand car dealer caught up in fraud and murder.

When Andrew Marsh takes a young woman out for dinner while his wife is away, he soon finds himself in big trouble. He falls under police suspicion when cheques from his missing cheque book start turning up in shops, signed with a false name.

Suspected of fraud, Andrew decides to take action. Convinced that the cheque book was stolen by his dinner companion, Sheila Ramsey, he tries desperately to trace her - but she's gone.

Things go from bad to worse, and Andrew is soon suspected of murder after his car is involved in a hit-and-run. Is he being framed? Determined to clear his name, his investigations lead him to the shady Excelsior Club, a mysterious woman named Margaret Everard and a ruthless criminal gang. But the closer he gets to the truth, the more he puts his own life in jeopardy.

Created by David Ellis, whose script-writing credits include Paul Temple, Z-Cars and Dixon of Dock Green, this exciting, fast-paced serial stars Noel Johnson as Andrew Marsh, with Douglas Blackwell, Maddi Hedd and Eva Haddon.

Cast:

Andrew Marsh - Noel Johnson

Roger Sherwin/The Boss - Douglas Blackwell

Detective Sergeant Rankin - Henry Stamper

Joyce Marsh - Madi Hedd

George - John Baddeley

Peter Lloyd - Michael Deacon

Carol Ransome - Jenny McCracken

Doctor - David Brierley

Constable - Peter Baldwin

Harry Yates - Leonard Fenton

Salesman - Rolf Lefebvre

Margaret Everard/Judy Randall - Eva Haddon

Bill Rodney - Wilfred Carter

Joe - Antony Viccars

Max Freeman - Francis de Wolff

Shirley - Kathleen Helme

Alf Jenkins - Brian Haines

Sheila Ramsey - Jan Edwards

Detective Inspector Adams - John Bentley

Dr Fergus - Malcolm Hayes

Constable - Nicholas Edmett

Girl at the Station - Gretta Gouriet

Produced by Betty Davies

First broadcast BBC Radio 2, 30th January-20th February 1969

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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GOOD OLD 60’s THRILLER

I would like more of this type of audiobook. Enjoyable good old thriller with all the 1960’s trimmings just as we used to see on the old black & white English films. No bad language, no obvious violence - all the action is left for the listener to create in your mind.
I also like Paul Temple & Steve.

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Enjoyable thriller

A well written and entertaining 1960s thriller, with good performances from the cast. An excellent listen.