It’s time to put on our detective hats – Classic FM are back with a brand new ‘whodunnit’ radio play for 2016, and it’s all in aid of Global’s Make Some Noise.
Following the success of 2015’s charity radio play, Upstairs Downland Abbey, Classic FM presents A Midsomerly Murders Night’s Dream, a hard-hitting police procedural-cum-Shakespearean farce!
Bill Turnbull, John Suchet, Aled Jones and all the Classic FM presenters return for a hilarious new radio ‘whodunnit’ – narrated by Stephen Fry.
Download the play here.
The story so far…
Midsomerly Murd’rous, the only village in the county of Midsomerly never to have been scandalised by murder, is abuzz with a big event being organised by Phil Hall (played by Alexander Armstrong) for the former Lord Theo Rhys (Alan Titchmarsh) for his marriage to his love Polly (played by Charlotte Green).
But the suspicious death of Punk, the pantomime horse, puts a dampener on proceedings. There’s no shortage of suspects, including Mr Trunchbull, the estate agent (Bill Turnbull), Eggerton, the new lord of the Manor (Aled Jones) and Cotswold Manchebo the cheese shop owner (played by Alex James).
It’s a case for Detective Inspector Baxter Carter (John Suchet) and his sidekick Sergeant Brock Fugue (Nicholas Owen) go door to door through the sleepy village in their quest to discover the truth, with the help of the new coroner….
Narrator – Stephen Fry
Detective Inspector Baxter Cater – John Suchet
Brock Fugue – Nicholas Owen
Bill Trunchbull – Bill Turnbull
Polly – Charlotte Green
Lord Theo Rhys – Alan Titchmarsh
Eggerton Newsomely-Rich – Aled Jones
Ophelia Bott – Catherine Bott
Mr Mellacholy – David Mellor
Phil Hall – Alexander Armstrong
Magna Carter – Jane Jones
Pixie Carter – Myleene Klass
Cotswold Manchego – Alex James
Ron Ferry – John Brunning
Tania Ferry – Margherita Taylor
Mia Newsomely-Rich – Anne-Marie Minhall
Punk – Nick Bailey
Sandy – Bill Overton
Dom – Sam Pittis
Helen – Katie Breathwick
Mr Lloyd – Andrew Collins
Gardener – Monty Don
Coroner – Robert Lindsay
Ed Vaizey – himself
Written by Tim Lihoreau