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The Moabite Cipher

Episode 4 of 4

Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's rival, Dr James Thorndike, as they try to protect Pastor Wayne Kaplan after he receives death threats.

Based on a short story by R. Austin Freeman
Dramatised by Chris Harrald

Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he is writing his memoirs and has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes' rivals. He continues with Dr James Thorndike as they try to protect Pastor Wayne Kaplan after he receives death threats, despite Lestrade's and James' aversions to Kaplan's charismatic preaching and healing.

Directed by Liz Webb

Episode by Chris Harrald inspired by the short story 'The Moabite Cipher' by R. Austin Freeman: http://www.online-literature.com/r-freeman/john-thorndykes-cases/6/.

30 minutes

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Fri 13 Oct 2017 11:30

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Credits

Role Contributor
Lestrade James Fleet
Thorndike Tim McInnerny
Kaplan Ian Conningham
Prof Wegener Michael Bertenshaw
Miss Dunbar Roslyn Hill
Flunky Monty d'Inverno
Duchess Jane Slavin
Director Liz Webb
Adaptor Chris Harrald
Author R Austin Freeman

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