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The Lady Vanishes

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.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 23 Mar 2013 01:05

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.


Read more about the cast on the BBC Media Centre announcement

The Lady Vanishes music

The music to The Lady Vanishes was created for the programme by John Lunn. Unfortunately it is not commercially available.


Role Contributor
Iris CarrTuppence Middleton
Max HareTom Hughes
Miss FroySelina Cadell
Laura ParmiterKeeley Hawes
Mr TodhunterJulian Rhind-Tutt
Evelyn FloodporterStephanie Cole
Rose FloodporterGemma Jones
Mrs BarnesSandy McDade
Reverend Kenneth BarnesPip Torrens
The ProfessorAlex Jennings
The BaronessBenedikte Hansen
The DoctorJesper Christensen
CharlieCharles Aitken
Border GuardPaolo Antonio
NurseBeatrix Biro
Blonde WomanMarta Bolfan Uglien
Ticket MasterVilmos Csevernak
Frau KummerZsuzsa David
OdetteEmerald Fennell
Station PorterGalko Balazs
FreddieDaniel Gosling
Father in CarriageIstvan Gyurity
Mother in CarriageZsuzsa Kalmar
Ticket OfficerGabor Krausz
Girl in CarriageLili Lakos
DianaDaisy Lewis
JulijTamas Lengyel
Male NurseAndras Lukacs
WaiterCsaba Mokany
Customs OfficerBalazs Mozes
ConciergeCsaba Zold
ProducerAnn Tricklebank
DirectorDiarmuid Lawrence
WriterFiona Seres
Executive ProducerAnne Pivcevic

Interview: Tuppence Middleton

Tuppence Middleton

Tuppence explains Iris's relationships with the other characters.

Interview: Tom Hughes

Tom Hughes

Tom explains the challenges of filming on a train.

Interview: Selina Cadell

Selina Cadell

Selina explains why Miss Froy was a modern woman for her time.

Interview: Fiona Seres

Fiona Seres

Fiona explains why you need a strong vision to write an adaptation.