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The Wooden Overcoat

Pamela Branch's comic murder mystery set in London in 1951, adapted by Mark Gatiss.

Much to his surprise, Benji Cann has got away with murder. He gravitates to the Asterisk Club, a place of refuge for those who have strayed beyond the pale and not paid the ultimate price. But then Benji turns up dead. Who killed him and how will they be able to get rid of the body without the neighbours noticing?

Peter ...... David Tennant
Fan ...... Julia Davis
Rex ...... David Benson
Beesum ...... Alan David
Colonel Quincey ...... Graham Crowden
Creaker ...... David Ryall
Flush ...... John Castle
Benji ...... Tom Allen
Mrs Barratt ...... Barbara Kirby
Lilli Cluj ...... Katherine Jakeways.

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1 hour

Last on

Fri 11 Sep 2009 21:00

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