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Another great characterisation by John Moffatt...
on 15 October 2012
This radio production was originally broadcast in 2006 and has John Moffatt as M. Poirot and Julia McKenzie as Ariadne Oliver in a lesser known story as far as I am concerned. This makes for a perfect duo as whenever these 2 characters get together you know there will be red herrings and fun as Ariadne is larger than life. The music composed by Tom Small adds to the overall atmosphere. I was also very pleased to hear a favourite of mine, Alexandra Bastedo playing the role of Zelie and Agatha Christie regular Jill Balcon playing Mrs Rosentelle. The dramatisation is by Michael Bakewell and the play directed by Enyd Williams. The running time of approx 90 minutes allows for a full development of the story and characters and is well worth adding to your collection.