The Lady Vanishes
Thriller based on the novel The Wheel Spins. A beautiful young socialite faces danger while trying to solve the disappearance of a travelling companion.
Beautiful and wealthy young socialite Iris Carr is used to being at the heart of her social group, but when her friends' raucous and unsociable behaviour escalates whilst on holiday in the Balkans she resolves to seek out some tranquillity and travel home alone. But her expectations of peace are short-lived when, at the railway station, Iris wavers in the scorching heat and constant jostle of passengers, fainting suddenly on the platform. She wakes in time to be rushed onto the train, but with a pounding head and a feeling of being almost in a dream. Whilst in this malaise she is comforted by an older English lady called Miss Froy, but when Iris falls asleep she awakes to find Miss Froy has gone and her fellow passengers denying she ever existed.
With only the friendship of handsome English traveller Max Hare for support, Iris will have to rely on a strength of character she never knew she had to battle doubt and overcome danger as she strives to solve the mystery of why the lady vanished.
Outstanding cast announced
Fiona Seres adaption of the novel The Wheel Spins, also filmed by Hitchcock as The Lady Vanishes, stars Keeley Hawes, Gemma Jones, Stephanie Cole and Julian Rhind-Tutt.
The Lady Vanishes music
The music to The Lady Vanishes was created for the programme by John Lunn. Unfortunately it is not commercially available.
|Iris Carr||Tuppence Middleton|
|Max Hare||Tom Hughes|
|Miss Froy||Selina Cadell|
|Laura Parmiter||Keeley Hawes|
|Mr Todhunter||Julian Rhind-Tutt|
|Evelyn Floodporter||Stephanie Cole|
|Rose Floodporter||Gemma Jones|
|Mrs Barnes||Sandy McDade|
|Reverend Kenneth Barnes||Pip Torrens|
|The Professor||Alex Jennings|
|The Baroness||Benedikte Hansen|
|The Doctor||Jesper Christensen|
|Border Guard||Paolo Antonio|
|Blonde Woman||Marta Bolfan Uglien|
|Ticket Master||Vilmos Csevernak|
|Frau Kummer||Zsuzsa David|
|Station Porter||Galko Balazs|
|Father in Carriage||Istvan Gyurity|
|Mother in Carriage||Zsuzsa Kalmar|
|Ticket Officer||Gabor Krausz|
|Girl in Carriage||Lili Lakos|
|Male Nurse||Andras Lukacs|
|Customs Officer||Balazs Mozes|
|Executive Producer||Anne Pivcevic|