The Great Chocolate Murders....2006
R4, 4 Mar 06. Obsessive love, poison, bad drains, royalty, murder and chocolate all feature in John Fletcherıs play, set in 19th-century Brighton and based on a true story. Christiana Edmunds, an eccentric, 40-something spinster, falls madly in love at first sight with the tall and handsome Dr Beard, a married man. She visits him, complaining of abdominal pains which he must examine at once, and they begin a passionate but brief affair an affair he quickly regrets.
Christiana visits Dr Beard's wife and takes her some delicious chocolates from Armandıs, Brighton's specialist chocolate purveyors.The chocolates taste foul, and Dr Beard suspects Christiana has tried to poison his wife. However, he daren't go to the police and instead writes to Christiana to accuse her. Christiana is taken aback by his letter. If he suspects she tried to poison his wife which she didn't then she must prove him wrong by demonstrating conclusively that Armand's regularly sell poisoned chocolates to their unsuspecting clientele. .........remarks by J.F; used by permission....
THE VENUS BAR....1997
11 Jan 97. Comedy thriller by Yana Stanjo. When a chocolate maker is looking for a model to promote a new bar, a spotty chocaholic has a try. Saturday play, brilliant incidental music on brass...75m.
Cast: Rachel Atkins, Nicholas Boulton, Robin Bailey, Sean Baker, David Holt, Joanna Munro, Jonathan Adams, Shelley Dixon, Colleen Prendergast. Production assistant Sarah Benine (sp?), producer Peter Kavanagh. SMs Keith Graham, Alison MacKenzie and Suzanne Howard.
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY....1997
Classic Serial adaptation by Malcolm McKee.
HAVE I GOT A CHOCOLATE BAR FOR YOU....1995
By Ray Bradbury. 2/6: 14/12/95, dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska, in the series 'tales of the bizarre'.
A priest hears the confession of a young man addicted to chocolate. He goes back, time after time.....
FOOTIT AND CHOCOLATE....1991
In the series Posters of Montmartre, by John Peacock.
CIGARETTES AND CHOCOLATE....1988
By Anthony Minghella. The first radio play ever broadcast on BBC7. Originally broadcast on R4 in 1988.
19/09/88; Monday play by Alexander Tarasov-Rodyonov, adap. Peter Thomson .
THE POISONED CHOCOLATES CASE....1984
Anthony Berkeley 14.1.1984 Neil Stacy/Victor Winding/Hilda Schroeder. A group of amateur sleuths each work out, separately, who has committed a murder. None of them agree until the very end....... adapted by Neville Teller.
Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
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