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Episode 1

Actor cum amateur sleuth Charles Paris is offered a small role in an awful play up in Rugland. As always with Charles, murder is never far behind.

By Jeremy Front
Based on the novel by Simon Brett

A series of nasty accidents befall the cast of the play Charles is appearing in. Is it bad luck or is someone out to sabotage the production.

Directed by Sally Avens

As ever, Charles is his own worst enemy, a louche lush who can resist anything except temptation especially in the form of women and alcohol. His intentions may be good but somehow the results always go wrong.

He's been out of work so long now he feels he may never get a job and he's driving Frances his semi-ex-wife mad.

So when he's offered a small role in an awful play up in Rugland she nearly pushes him out the door.

But as always with Charles murder is never far behind.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 10 Aug 2014 19:15

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Music Played

  • Derek and the Dominos

    Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out

  • Cream

    I Feel Free

  • Eric Clapton

    Bellbottom Blues

  • Small Faces


  • Small Faces

    Whatcha Gonna Do About It

  • Bob Dylan

    Most Likely You Go Your Way And I Go Mine

  • The Animals

    We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

  • Cream

    White Room

  • The Kinks

    She's Got Everything

  • Dusty Springfield

    I Only Want To Be With You

  • The Kinks

    Mr Pleasant

  • The Kinks

    All Day And All Of The Night

  • Vangelis

    Chariots of Fire

  • Led Zeppelin

    The Lemon Song

  • The Kinks

    Who'll Be The Next In Line


Role Contributor
Charles Paris Bill Nighy
Frances Suzanne Burden
Maurice Jon Glover
Fabio Theo Cross
Tony Sam Dale
Lindsay Christine Kavanagh
Ronnie Sean Baker
Sean Iain Batchelor
Phoebe Claire Harry
Chris Henry Devas
Landlady Sally Orrock
Barmaid Leah Brotherhead
Author Simon Brett
Adaptor Jeremy Front
Director Sally Avens


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