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Poodle Springs

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 22 October 2011

By Raymond Chandler and Robert B. Parker
Dramatised by Robin Brooks

Fresh from his honeymoon with heiress Linda Loring, Philip Marlowe has set up shop in the upmarket Californian town of Poodle Springs. But the life of a kept man soon loses its charm, and when he's asked to find a gambler on the run from his debts, Marlowe can't resist. Toby Stephens plays iconic detective Philip Marlowe.

The eighth and final Philip Marlowe novel, Raymond Chandler's Poodle Springs was unfinished at the time of the author's death in 1959. It remained so for another 30 years, until crime writer Robert B. Parker completed the novel to mark the centenary of Chandler's birth.

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.
Produced by Claire Grove.


Philip Marlowe
Toby Stephens
Linda Marlowe
Lorelei King
Larry Victor
Stephen Campbell Moore
Muffy Valentine
Laurel Lefkow
Manny Lipshultz
Peter Polycarpou
Angel Victor
Sasha Pick
Bernie Ohls
Gerard McDermott
Film Director
James Lailey
Eddie Garcia
Alun Raglan
Clayton Blackstone
Sean Baker
Carl Prekopp
Turn Key
Simon Bubb
Sasha Yevtushenko
Claire Grove
Robin Brooks
Raymond Chandler
Robert B. Parker


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