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Noel Edmonds turns detective for BBC Radio Devon's whodunnit

Category: Radio Devon

Date: 16.11.2004
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Television presenter Noel Edmonds is set to play the role of the detective in BBC Radio Devon's A Christmas Murder Mystery play.


The twisted tale of murder, revenge, betrayal and suspicion will be broadcast live on Wednesday 15 December.

Noel, along with mid-morning presenter Judi Spiers, will be leading the cast of Radio Devon voices.

Listeners will be asked to solve a series of clues and to pit their wits alongside the celebrity detective to help discover whodunnit.


Noel says: "This is such a good idea and we believe it's a radio first in that nobody has ever invited listeners to solve a murder before.


"The whole plot is just fantastic and it's a great opportunity for people to play along at home and enjoy an evening of radio drama."


The programme is the brainchild of Radio Devon presenters John Coates and Simon Furber.


Simon says: "We wanted to do something a little different as part of our programming for Christmas and we couldn't resist the idea of a murder mystery play.


"We've set it against the atmospheric background of Burgh Island in the 1950s and we can promise lots of stormy seas, creaking floorboards, flickering lights and screams!"


Rehearsals for the play are well underway and listeners are being encouraged to get involved by purchasing special Detection Packs.


The facts contained within the pack together with those revealed in the radio play should help to identify the murderer.

All proceeds from the packs will be donated to the Chestnut Appeal.


Packs can be bought by sending a cheque for £5 made payable to Chestnut Appeal to Murder Mystery, BBC Radio Devon, PO Box 1034, Plymouth.

Radio Devon has so far raised more than £930,000 towards its £1m target to build a state-of-the-art unit for the detection and treatment of prostate cancer.

"We've had so much support from our listeners over the last two years as we've worked to raise money for the appeal, but we hope they'll join us again for one last push on the night of the murder mystery play," says Simon.

The programme will be broadcast from 7.00 to 10.00pm on Wednesday 15 December across all the station's frequencies.

Revenge, passion, greed, betrayal – this murder is an act of charity!

Notes to Editors

BBC Radio Devon broadcasts across the county on 103.4 FM.




Category: Radio Devon

Date: 16.11.2004
Printable version


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