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Farewell My Lovely

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 19 February 2011

By Raymond Chandler
Dramatised by Robin Brooks

When Philip Marlowe sees a huge, loudly dressed man casually throwing a bouncer out onto the the pavement as he goes into a bar, he knows it's time to walk away, so he follows him inside. The big guy is Moose Molloy, recently released from an eight year prison sentence and now on the hunt for his old sweetheart, a red-haired nightclub singer named Velma Valento.

Marlowe follows a trail which includes a stick-up, blackmail, an irresistible blonde, a psychic, drugs and murder, and it leads him all the way to the top of a corrupt state of California.

Farewell My Lovely was the second of Chandler's novels featuring Marlowe. It was adapted for the big screen three times.

Directed by Mary Peate
Adapted by Robin Brooks

Robin Brooks (dramatist) has recently dramatised I Claudius in 5 episodes for BBC Radio 4. Other Classic Serials include: Boswell's Life of Johnson, My Cousin Rachel and The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West.

  • Toby Stephens on playing Philip Marlowe

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Philip Marlowe
Toby Stephens
Moose Malloy
Richard Ridings
Mrs Grayle
Madeleine Potter
Pat Starr
Jude Akuwudike
Sean Baker
Sean Baker
Jessie Florian
Joanna Monro
Lloyd Thomas
Iain Batchelor
Ann Riordan
Claire Harry
Adeel Akhtar
Laird Brunette
Sam Dale
Second Planting
Sam Dale
Raymond Chandler
Robin Brooks
Mary Peate


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