Nemesis: BBC Radio 4 Full Cast Dramatisation (BBC Radio Collection) Audio CD – Audiobook, 19 Jul 2004
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A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring June Whitfield as the sharp-witted spinster sleuth.
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Agatha Christie was born in 1890. During the World War I she worked as a hospital dispenser, where she gleaned the working knowledge of various poisons. Her first novel was "The Mysterious Affair at Styles," published in 1920, followed over the next six years by four more detective novels and a short story collection. However, it was not until the publication of "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" that Agatha Christie s reputation was firmly established. In 1930 the sharp-witted spinster sleuth Miss Marple made her first appearance in "Murder at the Vicarage." In all, Agatha Christie published 80 crime novels and short story collections. As her play "The Mousetrap" (the longest-running play in the history of the theater) testifies, Agatha Christie s detective stories are likely to appeal for a long time to come. Agatha Christie was awarded a CBE in 1956 and was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1971. She died in 1976."
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This BBC radio adaptation features, as always, June Whitfield as Miss Marple. I like her portrayal of the character but I do find it a little chilly. It was only when listening to 'Nemesis' that I realised why. She speaks very precisely and with no abbreviations - she will say 'I am' instead of 'I'm' or 'It is' instead of 'Its'. It is very distinctive and separates her effectively from the other voices. There is no fear of this Miss Marple shying away from her duties as Nemesis! The other voices are very good on the whole and I especially liked all the Bradbury-Scotts - all very distinctive and just right for the roles.Read more ›
Miss Marple is working on behalf of a dead man, Mr Raffael from A Caribbean Mystery, and to start with she has no idea what he wants her to investigate. Slowly but surely all is revealed to her and then to us the listener.
I really can't recomend Nemesis highly enough. If you like Agatha Christie ignore the strange re-written things that appear on television and go for the BBC Radio versions of Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot they are much closer to the books.
The radio collection version is excellent and stands up to multiple listenings. One of my faves. Recommended!