4.50 from Paddington (Dramatised)

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by June Whitfield, Ian Lavender, Joan Sims, Susannah Harker
  • 1 hrs and 29 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

A Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as the deceptively mild Miss Marple with Ian Lavender, Joan Sims and Susannah Harker.
Elspeth McGillicuddy is down from Scotland for a holiday and boards the 4:50 train from Paddington station to visit her friend, Miss Marple.
During the journey, another train pulls alongside, and through the window Mrs McGillicuddy witnesses a tall, dark man strangling a blonde woman. She reports what she has seen, yet no one takes any notice. There is no report of any murder, no dead woman found on any train, and the police have no record of any persons reported missing that matches the description.
Only Miss Marple believes her account, and realising that the body must have been thrown off the train, with the help of maps and train timetables she pinpoints the exact spot where the body must be. With the help of her young friend Lucy Eyelesbarrow, she goes about the tricky task of uncovering a murder - and a cunning murderer.

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4.50 from paddington

well acted and just the right length. Highly recommended. Encouraged me to look for more Agatha Christie titles
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- jocelyn

Wonderful Radio adaptation of a Miss Marple story

Would you listen to 4.50 from Paddington (Dramatised) again? Why?

Yes, I really enjoyed the full cast combined with the sound effects. Excellent production.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Miss Marpe, naturally.


Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

I really cannot pick a favorite. All of the narrators did a great job and made the story a pleasure to listen to.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it was so entertaining.


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- ButterflyRose

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-10-2010
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited