Other Agatha Christie dramatisations on BBC Radio.
more Agatha Christie on BBC Radio
First Upload July 31 2001

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Agatha Christie stories outside of Hercule Poirot & Miss Marple have been dramatised and broadcast since the 1950s. The following 3 are known to exist today, having been issued by the BBC Radio Collection.

The Unexpected Guest
The Sittaford Mystery
The Pale Horse
The Unexpected Guest was 60 minutes, The Pale Horse, 90 minutes and The Sittaford Mystery a 5 x 30 minute serial.

The Unexpected Guest

Broadcast - BBC World Service
30 May 1981

adapted & directed by Gordon House

  A foggy night ... a lonely country house ... and a woman with a gun in her hand quietly surveying the dead body of her husband. It looked like a straighforward case of murder. Or was it? As the ghosts of an old wrong begin to emerge from the past, the case begins to look anything but straightforward... 

BBC Radio Collection

featuring Jillie Meers (Laura Warwick), Alexander Johns (Michael Starkwedder), Diana Bishop (Miss Bennett), Elizabeth Lindsay (Jan Warwick), Margot Boyd (Mrs Warwick), Anthony Hyde (Henry Agell), Sion Probert (Sgt. Cadwaller), Michael Spice (Inspector Thomas) & Sean Arnold (Julian Farrar).

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The Sittaford Mystery

Broadcast in 5 parts. (Weekly) - Radio 4.
4 January - 1 February 1990

dramatised & directed by Michael Bakewell

 In a remote house in the middle of Dartmoor, six shadowy figures huddle around a small table for a seance. Tension rises as the spirits spell out a chilling message: `Captain Trevelyan ... dead ... murder'. Is this black magic or simply a macabre joke? The only way to be certain is to locate Captain Trevelyan. Unfortunately, his home is six miles away and, with snow drifts blocking the roads, someone will have to journey on foot... .

Collins Crime

featuring Geoffrey Whitehead (Inspector Narracott), Stephen Tompkinson (Charles Enderby), Melinda Walker (Emily Trefusis), John Moffatt (Mr Rycroft) & Norman Bird (Major Burnaby).

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The Pale Horse
Broadcast - Saurday Night Theatre - Radio 4.
50th Anniversary Production ***
3 April 1993

dramatised by Michael Bakewell
directed by Enyd Williams

   A dying woman gasps out her bizarre story to Father Gorman - but no sooner has he written it down than he is violently killed. The only clue he leaves is a twisted scrap of paper on which are written nine names. On the trail of these names Inspector Lejeune, together with academic Mark Easterbrooke and his crime writer friend Ariadne Oliver, are led inexorably to The Pale Horse Inn, home of a psychic, a medium and a witch... 

BBC Radio Collection
NOTE: Ariadne Oliver (Stephanie Cole) also features in the Poirot story Five Little Pigs.

featuring Jeremy Clyde (Mark Easterbrooke), Stephanie Cole (Ariadne Oliver), Jonathan Adams (Inspector Lejeune) & Stephen Hodson (Jim Corrigan).

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**Thanks to Ian Beard for supplying his log for the page.**
***This ties in with the first production; The Man With No Face by Dorothy L. Sayers broadcast 3 April 1943. 1