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Aberystwyth Noir - It Ain't Over till the Bearded Lady Sings

By Malcolm Pryce. The night Mr Big Top was gunned down on the streets of Aberystwyth, everyone knew who'd done it - the Druids - the same guys who built Stonehenge, although they'd changed a bit since those days. Now they were just a bunch of wiseguys into racketeering and extortion. They ran the girls too, the ones who stood in shop doorways wearing stovepipe hats, with a 'come hither' look in their eyes. Everything about the case spelled Trouble, and Aberystwyth's only Private Investigator, Louie Knight, wasn't a great admirer of Trouble. Disenchanted with his life, Louie had decided to pull down the blinds and let the crazy world pass by. As for Trouble, he didn't give a hoot, just so long as it didn't come knocking on his door. And then it did, in the shape of Calamity Jane, schoolgirl and aspiring Private Eye, and determined to crack the case . The investigation leads them into the seedy world of Aber's End of the Pier show: the world of the balloon twister, the bearded lady, and the Amazing Mr Marmalade - not forgetting Louie's nemesis, former games teacher turned lion tamer, Herod Jenkins.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, produced and directed by Kate McAll.

Release date:

45 minutes

Last on

Wed 15 May 2013 14:15


Role Contributor
WriterMalcolm Pryce
Louie KnightPhylip Harries
Calamity JaneCatrin Stewart
SospanRhodri Meilir
Mr MarmaladeMatthew Gravelle
PiccolinoMatthew Gravelle
Herod JenkinsMatthew Gravelle
EeyoreMatthew Gravelle
Mrs MeirionyddEiry Thomas
Mrs TonypandyManon Edwards
Mrs JonesManon Edwards
DirectorKate McAll
ProducerKate McAll