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.
The Pursued is a dark tale of retribution.
When Marjorie finds Dorothy, her pretty young sister, lying dead with her head in the oven the obvious assumption is suicide. But the girl's mother, Mrs Clair, a tough-minded woman is not convinced. She believes that Dorothy was murdered by Marjorie's cheating husband Ted. Unable to prove her theory, Mrs Clair begins to cook up a secret, terrible revenge.
C.S. Forester's London Noir
By C. S. Forester, dramatised by Paul Mendelson
All other parts were played by members of the cast.
Music composed by Gary C. Newman
Clarinet: Samantha Baldwin
Producer/director: David Ian Neville.
|Mrs Claire||Tessa Peake-Jones|
|George Ely||Richard Lumsden|
|Sergeant Hale||Carl Prekopp|