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The Pursued

1935, Peckham: Revenge becomes an obsession for an elderly lady when her daughter is found dead. Starring Sophie Thompson.

1935: 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...

One of three seminal psychological thrillers by CS Forester - dramatised by Paul Mendelson.

Most famous for his Hornblower series, CS Forester wrote these thrillers at the start of his career taking crime writing in a new direction, portraying ordinary, desperate people committing monstrous acts, and showing events spiralling terribly, chillingly, out of control.

Music composed by Gary C. Newman
Clarinet: Samantha Baldwin
Director: David Ian Neville

1 hour

Last on

Sat 9 Mar 2019 03:00

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Role Contributor
Narrator Greg Wise
Marjorie Sophie Thompson
Ted Ben Crowe
Mrs Claire Tessa Peake-Jones
George Ely Richard Lumsden
Sergeant Hale Carl Prekopp
Derrick Charlie Abbit
Dot Cassie Layton
Director David Neville
Producer David Neville
Adaptor Paul Mendelson
Author CS Forester


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