Charles Paris: The Dead Side of the Mic
Simon Brett and Jeremy Front

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Narrated By: Suzanne Burden, , Charlotte Green, Bill Nighy

Duration: 1 hour and 52 minutes

What to expect

Actor and reluctant sleuth Charles Paris is facing chaos on the domestic front. He's lodging with his ex-wife Frances, and now their pregnant daughter has moved in as well. It's all a bit much....

So he is over the moon when he lands a job on the BBC Radio Rep - but the ink is barely dry on his contract when a murder takes place in Broadcasting House. A young female studio manager is found dead in an editing suite, and Charles steps in to investigate.

With a distinguished cast including Bill Nighy as Charles Paris, Suzanne Burden as Frances, and featuring Charlotte Green as herself, this four-part drama, adapted by Jeremy Front, is sheer listening pleasure.

Written by Jeremy Front, based on the novel by Simon Brett.


Films, cinema, Television, Radio, Crime & mystery fiction

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Bill Nighy has made actor-detective Charles Paris his own


Miles better than most telly ’tecs