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DR.JOHNSON INVESTIGATES
by Richard Brayshaw.
Directed by Brian Miller
originally aired as a one-off play on R4, 02 Sept 1978
re-broadcast on the CBC Mystery Project in 1997 and again in 2004 in 3 parts

Samuel Johnson...........................................Leo Mckern
James Boswell.......................................Edward De Souza
David Garrick........................................Laurence Payne
George Warburton.....................................Gavin Campbell
Thomas Blount/3rd Witch (Macbeth).......................Roy Spencer
Meg Blount/1st Witch (Macbeth)......................Vanessa Millard
Spranger Barry/2nd Murderer (Macbeth)..............Allan McClelland
Sarah Siddons..........................................Linda Janiec
Jeremy Paine/3rd Murderer (Macbeth)...................Andrew Branch
Henry Thrale/1st Murderer (Macbeth).................Phillip Manikum
Hester Thrale........................................Daphne Neville
Forbes...............................................Paul Nicholson
Binnie/2nd Witch (Macbeth)..............................Brenda Kaye
Call-boy................................................Simon Allen

Part One
Samuel Johnson and his friend James Boswell are at David Garrick's theatre when an actor is murdered on stage.

Part Two
With a beautiful actress in danger Samuel and "Bozzie" are pushed to greater efforts to uncover the murderer.

Part Three
Samuel Johnson discovers the crafty plot and reveals the culprit.

OUTBREAK OF FEAR....1982
By R.D.Wingfield. We are in Inspector Frost territory in more ways than one...the setting is Pulford, just outside Denton, and Leslie Sands plays Sergeant Fowler, sorting out the mess during and after a series of gruesome deaths. His sidekick Constable Beaumont is played nicely by Nick Orchard, and Nicholas Courtney is excellent as the supercilious Superintendant Chadwick, Fowler's temporary boss. The other cast members are Paul Nicholson, Conrad Phillips, John Gabriel, Malcolm Young and Rosemary Segal. The programme was directed in Bristol by Brian Miller.

Fahrenheit 451....1982
By Ray Bradbury;dramatised for radio by Gregory Evans BBC Radio Production Information:(BBC Radio 1982) “Sometime in the future, the fireman’s role has changed from stopping fires to starting them: the material being all books or printed matter of any kind. Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which books burn. But Montag the fireman is beginning to have doubts about his role… “

Cast:
Montag - Michael Pennington
Millie - Pamela Salem
Beatty - Peter Miles
Narrator - Jonathan Newth
Clarisse - Patience Tomlinson
Medic/Announcer - Spencer Banks
Stoneman - Michael Simkins
Woman - Susan Dowdall
Faber - Peter Tuddenham
Granger - Hugh Dickson
Simmons - Alan Dudley
Director - Brian Miller

The Achurch Letters....1980
By Don Taylor.... dir. Brian Miller. A radio version of Don Taylor's stage play of the same name, based on the letters between Bernard Shaw and Janet Achurch.

Flight into a Wilderness....1978
By Don Taylor.... dir. Brian Miller. Two senior Cromwellian soldiers, to save their lives, flee to Puritan America in 1660, and live there in hiding.

....information located by Greg Linden

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