What does it sound like?:
This is series of about 20 books but I’m singing the praises here of the superb Radio 4 dramatisations that I discovered about 18 months ago and have been working my way through. The stories revolve around Charles, an actor now well out of the first flush of his career. Charles has all the cynicism of someone steeped in a profession that hasn’t delivered on its promises to him and yet he remains utterly in love with, as well as he tries to hide it at times. Charles has such a knack of being wrapped up in murder and intrigue that these could have been called Midsummer Mummers as the body count grows in each series of 4 episodes.
What does it all *mean*?
That might put some of you off as it sounds like standard potboiler fayre but the ace in the hole here is Bill Nighy as Charles who brings a warmth and humour to the part and the scripts that lift these way above routine Afternoon Play Radio 4 material (good though those can be, of course). The supporting casts are never less than good but it’s Nighy who makes it » Continue Reading.