C. S. Forester's London Noir:
by C.S. Forester, dramatised by Paul Mendelson
Most famous for his Hornblower series, C.S. Forester wrote three seminal psychological thrillers at the start of his career that took crime writing in a new direction, portraying ordinary, desperate people committing monstrous acts, and showing events spiralling terribly, chillingly, out of control.
In Payment Deferred set in 1926, William Marble, a bank clerk living in south London with his wife Annie and their two children, is desperately worried about money and is in grave danger of losing his house and job. An unexpected visit by a young relative with an inheritance tempts William to commit a heinous crime.
Music composed by Gary C. Newman
Clarinet: Samantha Baldwin
Producer/director: David Ian Neville.
|William Marble||Sam Dale|
|Annie Marble||Rebecca Lacey|
|Madame Collins||Teresa Gallagher|
|Jim Medland||Nick Underwood|
|Mr Saunders||David Thorpe|