Bill Nighy stars as Charles Paris in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Simon Brett's novel.
Charles Paris is understudying in a West End production whose star, Michael Banks, seems unable to master the script.
Has Charles time to solve a murder, win Frances' heart and make it onstage by the time the curtain goes up?
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Bill Nighy Is Perfection
For understated performance, you have a hard time finding better than Bill Nighy. He gives a life to Charles Paris that Simon Brett should be proud of.
Any Charles Paris BBC performances are Best Buys.
When Charles is resisting the advances of his ex-wife.
It is not the destination, but the journey to be enjoyed.
This series is great comedy, with clever writing and humorous insights into British acting circles.
- Cheryl Waters