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    • Charles Paris: Murder Unprompted

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, full cast, Suzanne Burden
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    Bill Nighy stars as Charles Paris in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Simon Brett's novel. Charles Paris is understudying in a West End production, whose star Michael Banks seems unable to master the script. Has Charles time to solve a murder, win Frances' heart and make it on stage by the time the curtain goes up?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant as expected

    • By Terri on 16-09-16

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Charles Paris: Murder in the Title

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Charles Paris is his own worst enemy, a louche lush who can resist anything except temptation - especially in the form of women and alcohol. He’s been out of work so long now he feels he may never get a job and he’s driving Frances, his semi-ex-wife, mad. So when he’s offered a small role in a play, she nearly pushes him out of the door. But it seems that ‘The Message is Murder’ is such a terrible production that someone wants to kill off the cast.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lightweight but great fun

    • By Pippa on 06-02-16

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Charles Paris: Corporate Bodies

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Jeremy Front, Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of Simon Brett's comic murder mystery, starring Bill Nighy as the irrepressible Charles Paris. Charles Paris (unsuccessful actor, bad husband, dipsomaniac) is currently appearing as a fork lift operator in a corporate video. It's not prime-time television or a major film, but it seems like easy money - until the fork lift is used to commit a murder. When Charles himself comes under suspicion, he decides to find out for himself who the murderer is.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another excellent Charles Paris mystery

    • By Donothesaint on 07-02-18

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Charles Paris: A Reconstructed Corpse

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Bill Nighy returns as Charles Paris: unsuccessful actor, bad husband, and dipsomaniac. Desperately in need of work, having been kicked out of his marital home, Charles jumps at playing a missing property developer in a crime-reconstruction program. But the missing person case soon turns to murder when severed body parts begin to appear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A superb rendition!

    • By S. M. A. John on 14-08-17

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Charles Paris: A Decent Interval

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Simon Brett's entertaining crime novel, starring Bill Nighy. Charles Paris has been resting for quite a while, so he's relieved when he is cast as Ghost of Hamlet's Father and First Gravedigger in a touring production of Hamlet. But rehearsals are a little tense - the lead roles of Hamlet and Ophelia are played by a reality TV contestant and TV talent show winner respectively, and their opinions on celebrity and the theatre differ somewhat from those of the more experienced members of the cast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfectly narrated by Bill Night

    • By Sparkest on 07-02-18

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Charles Paris: A Series of Murders

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, full cast
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Charles Paris is thrilled - he’s landed a nice juicy part playing Sergeant Collins in the TV detective series, ‘The Stanislaus Braid Mysteries’, and his estranged wife Frances seems to be on the brink of taking him back. But filming turns out to be a tortuous process, with pompous star Russell Bentley demanding numerous retakes and irascible author Winifred Railton constantly interrupting. To cap it all, nubile actress Lisa Stokes is crushed to death on set - and Charles finds her body. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 'A Series of Murders'

    • By Diane on 10-10-09

    Regular price: £8.00

    • Charles Paris: Dead Room Farce

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, full cast, Suzanne Burden
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    A three-month run of a new farce is not to be sniffed at by a jobbing actor. Especially when there's the distinct possibility of a West End run. Which is why Charles Paris is standing on stage. However, by the time the troupe reaches Bath a darker mood has set in and Charles' old friend Mark has a drink problem that amounts to a death wish. But it's not the drink that kills Mark - it's somebody in the cast who has a secret that Mark must not be allowed to reveal....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can anything beat Charles Paris?

    • By David Holme on 14-01-19

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Charles Paris: An Amateur Corpse

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, Geraldine McEwan, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    Bill Nighy stars as Charles Paris in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of Simon Brett's comic crime novel An Amateur Corpse. Charles is out of work again, and to make matters worse his mother has come to stay and he's no way of escaping her. So when he's offered some voiceover work by old friend, Hugo, he's delighted to get out of the house. But Hugo's marriage is in trouble: his much younger wife, Ellie, spends all her time at her Amateur Dramatic Group, and Hugo is drinking too much.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • WONDERFUL, WITH A FEW RESERVATIONS!

    • By Cheshire Shopper on 11-01-13

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Charles Paris: The Cinderella Killer

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Burden, Bill Nighy, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    A job in pantomime seems the perfect way to spend the Christmas season for Charles, but the cast of Cinderella are a motley crew from reality TV and Charles finds himself having to explain the traditions of panto to their baffled American star whose career is on a downward trajectory. When the star is shot dead, and Charles finds the body, he finds himself under suspicion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the funniest so far..

    • By Amazon Customer on 23-07-18

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Charles Paris: The Dead Side of the Mic

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, Charlotte Green, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Actor and reluctant sleuth Charles Paris is facing chaos on the domestic front. He’s lodging with his ex-wife Frances, and now their pregnant daughter has moved in as well. It’s all a bit much.... So he is over the moon when he lands a job on the BBC Radio Rep - but the ink is barely dry on his contract when a murder takes place in Broadcasting House. A young female studio manager is found dead in an editing suite, and Charles steps in to investigate....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great fun

    • By Helen on 07-10-11

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Charles Paris: Cast in Order of Disappearance

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Martine McCutcheon, Suzanne Burden, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    Bill Nighy stars as Charles Paris with Martine McCutcheon as Jodie Ricks in this BBC Radio 4 comedy detective drama. Charles finds himself uncharacteristically employed in a film, having landed the part of Szabec, a middle management vampire in 'The Wreathing'. His co-star is swimwear model turned actress Jodie Ricks and before long, Jodie is using Charles as a confidant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very entertaining

    • By Speckledy Hen on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Incredible Women: Series 1-6

    • The BBC Radio 4 Spoof Documentary Series
    • By: Rebecca Front, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Front, Rebecca Front
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Rebecca Front and Jeremy Front star in this series of spoof documentaries looking at the lives of some extraordinary and unforgettable characters. We meet some truly remarkable women, such as controversial children's writer and wolf enthusiast Eleanor Fane-Gore; ‘Media Integrity Czar’ Valerie Panther; MI5 whistle-blower Helen McKee; fashion guru Tish Watts; child star Mandy Fenwick; Irina Stonkus, soon to be the first woman on Mars; and National Treasure Dame Cicely Leyland. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure Joy! Give us more!

    • By Xerxes on 16-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Jack & Millie

    • The BBC Radio 4 Comedy
    • By: Jeremy Front
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Front, Rebecca Front, full cast, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This new comedy show, written by Jeremy Front (writer of the Charles Paris mysteries for Radio 4) and starring Jeremy Front and Rebecca Front as Jack & Millie Lemman - an older couple who are fully engaged with contemporary life whilst being at war with the absurdities of the modern world.... The show also features Millie’s frenemy Shirley, played by Tracy-Ann Oberman; Jack’s all-too-easygoing friend Harry (Nigel Lindsay); their high-pressure son Melvin (Harry Peacock); and their high-maintenance (and Catholic) (and French) daughter-in-law Delphine (Jenny Bede).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • marvellous stuff!

    • By janeharry on 23-11-18

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Turf Wars: Complete Series (Radio 4, Comedy)

    • By: Nick Warburton, Kieran Lynn, Simon Brett, and others
    • Narrated by: James Fleet, Joanna Monro, Jonathan Coy, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Four comic dramas about boundaries that are both territorial and personal, as heard on BBC Radio 4Territory is the theme that unites these four humorous plays – whether that means fighting over an allotment plot, dealing with the sudden partition of a country, guarding the privacy of a garden or battling with the council over school catchment areas. Includes: Losing the Plot, An Incident at the Border, How’s Your Mother?, and The Accidental Head.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
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    • By dot_stockport on 20-06-17

    Regular price: £10.00