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Murder in the Red Barn

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 07 July 2008

Series of plays looking at how Charles Dickens, as the head of a daily paper, would have tackled bringing the news to the masses.

By Mike Walker.

When the body of a young baby is found floating on the River Thames, the Herald's chief correspondent Daniel Parker is given the task of finding out why.

While his investigations take him and Charles Dickens into the poverty stricken areas of the City, Agnes is in the thick of philanthropy and theatricals in Belgravia.

Charles Dickens ...... Dan Stevens
Agnes Paxton ...... Eleanor Howell
Daniel Parker ...... Andrew Buchan
Mr Dudman ...... Henry Goodman
Mrs Dudman ...... Joan Walker
Sarah ...... Liz Sutherland
Mrs Kindly ...... Helen Longworth
The Boatman ...... John Rowe
Equerry/Stallholder/PC ...... Chris Pavlo

Directed by Tracey Neale.


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