The Moving Finger (Dramatised)

  • by Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by June Whitfield
  • 1 hrs and 28 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple. Recuperating from a flying accident, Jerry Burton needs to take a break somewhere peaceful. He and his sister rent a house in the little village of Lymstock, where they know no-one and hope to be able to relax.
Their quiet life is shattered, however, by the arrival of an obscene anonymous letter accusing them of impropriety. Jerry refuses to take it seriously and throws it on the fire. But he soon discovers that theirs is by no means the first unpleasant missive: a number of other village residents have been similarly harassed. Suspicion is rife, and matters are brought to a head by the suicide of one of the letters' recipients.
With the whole village in a state of shock, the vicar's wife decides to invite down an old friend with considerable experience of the darker side of human nature. Can Miss Marple's arrival in Lymstock cast light on events? And can she discover the culprit before more deaths occur?


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Who is the poison pen?

Would you listen to The Moving Finger (Dramatised) again? Why?

The BBC radio full-cast adaptations are like old-time radio plays and each listen brings some new moment to enjoy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Moving Finger (Dramatised)?

Of course the revelation of "whodunnit" is always fun.

Have you listened to any of June Whitfield’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Miss Whitfield makes a wonderful Miss Marple. Just the right combination of shrewd judgement and elderly fussiness.

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- DJDecca


What made the experience of listening to The Moving Finger (Dramatised) the most enjoyable?

the quick pace and the flow of action made time working out enjoyable

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Moving Finger (Dramatised)?

the ending as usual

Which character – as performed by June Whitfield – was your favorite?

All the characters were performed very well

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?


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- lerone

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-13-2010
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited