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Episode 1

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 29 January 2010

by Jeremy Front based on the novel by Simon Brett
Bill Nighy returns as actor, dipsomaniac and amateur sleuth. A vampire film is claiming victims on set and off.

CHARLES PARIS....BILL NIGHY
JODIE.........MARTINE MCCUTCHEON
FRANCES.......SUZANNE BURDEN
MAURICE.......JON GLOVER
JULIET.........TILLY GAUNT
ELSPETH........KATE LAYDEN
ZOE.........TESSA NICHOLSON
DJ..........PIERS WEHNER
Producer - Sally Avens

Another chance to hear the latest Charles paris series. Bill Nighy stars as the actor cum amateur sleuth with a love of the bottle and the female form. In this series he has uncharacteristically landed a part in a film 'The Wreathing' where he's playing a middle management vampire opposite swimwear model turned actress Jodie Ricks played by Martine McCutcheon. Before long Jodie has confided to Charles that she's the victim of a blackmail scam and things take an even nastier turn when it appears that someone wants Jodie dead.
Never one to resist a maiden in distress Charles sets about trying to solve the mystery.

  • Martine McCutcheon plays Charles Paris’ co-star Jodie Ricks in her first ever radio appearance.

    Martine McCutcheon plays Charles Paris’ co-star Jodie Ricks in her first ever radio appearance.

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