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  1. A Caribbean Mystery – Agatha Christie – BBC Radio Drama

    An exotic holiday for Miss Marple is ruined when a retired major is killed… As Miss Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened. Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier’s yarn about a strange coincidence. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her an astonishing photograph, the Major’s attention wandered. He never did finish the story.

    Agatha Christie’s novel, dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell. Starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

    1: The peace of a beautiful tropical island is shattered by the photograph of a murderer.

    2: Was Major Paigrave’s sudden death accidental, or was it murder?

    3: The authorities have been called in and a murder investigation is underway.

    4: Miss Marple needs an ally.

    5 Two murders and now an attempted suicide - are they somehow linked?

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  2. In Our Time: The Frankfurt School

    The Frankfurt School In Our Time

    Melvyn Bragg and guests Raymond Geuss, Esther Leslie and Jonathan Rée discuss the Frankfurt School.This group of influential left-wing German thinkers set out, in the wake of Germany’s defeat in the First World War, to investigate why their country had not had a revolution, despite the apparently revolutionary conditions that spread through Germany in the wake of the 1918 Armistice. To find out why the German workers had not flocked to the Red Flag, Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Walter Benjamin and others came together around an Institute set up at Frankfurt University and began to focus their critical attention not on the economy, but on culture, asking how it affected people’s political outlook and activities. But then, with the rise of the Nazis, they found themselves fleeing to 1940s California. There, their disenchantment with American popular culture combined with their experiences of the turmoil of the interwar years to produce their distinctive, pessimistic worldview. With the defeat of Nazism, they returned to Germany to try to make sense of the route their native country had taken into darkness. In the 1960s, the Frankfurt School’s argument - that most of culture helps to keep its audience compliant with capitalism - had an explosive impact. Arguably, it remains influential today.Raymond Geuss is a professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge; Esther Leslie is Professor in Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck College, University of London; Jonathan Rée is a freelance historian and philosopher, currently Visiting Professor at Roehampton University and at the Royal College of Art.


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  3. Death at Broadcasting House

    Published in 1934 in the UK, Death At Broadcasting House (known as London Calling in the USA) is a British murder-mystery novel written by Val Gielgud and Holt Marvell.

    The novel was adapted into a film in the same year. A BBC radio drama was produced in 1996.

    The story is set in the world of radio production at Broadcasting House, which was then the new broadcasting centre of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).


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  4. Miles Jupp In A Locked Room

    There’s a fresh corpse! But that room hasn’t been opened for years! Locked Room Mysteries astonished and delighted crime fans in the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. But as Miles Jupp discovers, the Locked Room continues to infuriate and delight, inspiring writers in Japan and France. But how many ingenious solutions can be wrung out of a body, a sealed chamber, and the imagination of a dedicated writer? You’ll be surprised…


    BBC Radio 4, 21st May 2012

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  5. In Our Time: Dissolution of the Monasteries


    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Henry VIII and the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Was Henry’s decision to destroy monastic culture in this country a tyrannical act of grand larceny or the pious destruction of a corrupt institution? When he was an old man, Michael Sherbrook remembered the momentous events of his youth: “All things of price were either spoiled, plucked away or defaced to the uttermost…it seemed that every person bent himself to filch and spoil what he could. Nothing was spared but the ox-houses and swincotes…” He was talking about the destruction of Roche Abbey, but it could have been Lewes or Fountains, Glastonbury, Tintern or Walsingham, names that haunt the religious past as their ruins haunt the landscape. These were the monasteries, suddenly and for many shockingly, destroyed during the reign of Henry VIII. The conflict was played out with a mix of violence, heroism, political manoeuvring and genuine theological disputation. But what was lost in terms of architecture, painting, treasure and in the religious habits of the monasteries themselves and of the common people who lived with them? With Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University; Diane Purkiss, Fellow and Tutor at Keble College, Oxford; George Bernard, Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Southampton.

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  6. Alan Rickman in Rope by Patrick Hamilton — BBC radio drama

    Alan Rickman in Patrick Hamilton’s play Rope — BBC radio drama, 1983

    Two young undergraduates think they’ve committed the perfect murder. To add piquancy to their crime they invite the victim’s father and other guests to a macabre dinner party.

    English playwright Patrick Hamilton (1904-62) once explained, "In Rope, I have gone all out to write a horror play and make your flesh creep. It is a thriller. A thriller all the time, and nothing but a thriller". The play was first staged in 1929 and was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1948.

    The cast of the 1983 BBC radio adaptation: Alan Rickman as Rupert Cadell, Adam Bareham as Wyndham Brandon, Andrew Branch as Charles Granillo, Cyril Luckham as Sir Johnstone Kentley, Moir Leslie as Leila Arden, Christopher Good as Kenneth Raglan and Olivier Pierre as Sabot. Producer: John Tydeman.

    Stage, screen, and radio actor and director Alan Rickman was born on 21st February 1946 and died on 14th January 2016 aged 69.

    First broadcast in 1983 on BBC Radio 4 in the series Saturday Night Theatre: Murder for Pleasure.


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