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A five-part vintage crime drama about a mysterious death on an ocean liner Aboard the Carthena, on its way from Sydney to Southampton, a passenger walks on the dark deck, unaware his death is only seconds away. It's a death which will set in motion a criminal investigation stretching from England to Australia. In London, Ruth Cobb receives a visit from the Southampton police, informing her that the dead man was her brother, Stuart. DC 'Birdie' Partridge and his sergeant believe it was an accident, or suicide, but the feisty Ms Cobb is adamant that it was murder. The official report suggests her brother was drunk and depressed after a row with his girlfriend - but the Stuart she knew was gay, and teetotal... Sensing a conspiracy, Birdie disobeys orders and starts probing further - and he soon finds that in Ruth, he has an amateur sidekick who is equally keen to uncover the truth. But the more she pursues her enquiries, the more she puts herself in danger. Can Birdie stop Ruth from becoming the next victim? Created by screenwriter and script editor Chris Boucher, whose TV credits include Shoestring, Juliet Bravo and Bergerac, this absorbing thriller stars Patrick Mower (Emmerdale) as Birdie and Helen Atkinson Wood (Blackadder the Third) as Ruth. Production credits Written by Chris Boucher Directed and produced by Gerry Jones NB: Due to its age, this serial contains some dated attitudes and language Cast DC 'Birdie' Partridge - Patrick Mower DS Dunne - Geoffrey Matthews Ruth Cobb - Helen Atkinson Wood Martin Lennister - David McAlister Captain of the Carthena - Nicholas Courtney Australian driver - Anthony Jackson Daryl Kennedy - John Rowe Server in chip shop - John Warner Hotel receptionist - John Hollis Superintendent - Alan Dudley Mrs Flanders - Heather Bell Detective - Crawford Logan Jones - Derek Pollitt Minicab driver - Martin Friend Hotel landlord - Peter Tuddenham Garvey - Gregory de Polnay Inspector - Michael Godley Mr Dibley - Michael Tudor Barnes Shop assistant - Patience Tomlinson Bank clerk - Gary Cady Stuart Cobb - David Timson First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 22 November-20 December 1981Show more
Old soldiers, comrades in arms - the Brigadier saw many fall during his years with UNIT, but perhaps none more tragically than those at Kreigskind. Called to help when a friend falls ill, how can Lethbridge-Stewart fight an enemy that can breach every defence?Show more
Two classic tales from acclaimed British science fiction writer John Wyndham. In The Chrysalids, ten-year-old David is a happy, ordinary boy, untroubled except for occasional strange dreams about a mysterious city - until he befriends Sophie, who is unlike anybody he has met before: she has six toes. But, in the ultra-religious village of Waknut, all abnormality is abhorred as an offence against God, and he must keep her secret to himself. When he learns that he, too, is 'deviant', he realises that differences can be very dangerous indeed... Survival, set in the future, concerns the first auto-piloted space flight. When the ship meets with an accident, one of the passengers is killed and the others are cast adrift into space. They have enough supplies to last for three months - but the only woman on board, Alice Morgan, is pregnant, and needs extra rations. Then, food starts to go missing from the larder. What lengths will the passengers go to in order to survive? Stephen Garlick, Susan Sheridan, John Moffatt and Nicholas Courtney star in these two disturbing stories about the darker side of human nature. This CD release also includes a detailed sleeve note recounting the making of the radio adaptations, written by Andrew Pixley.Show more
This first volume of readings features twelve stories of excitement and adventure in distant times and places. In The Curse of Peladon (read by Jon Pertwee), the Doctor and Jo visit a primitive planet where they encounter a delegation of aliens- including the Ice Warriors. In Kinda (read by Peter Davison), a serpent at the heart of paradise poses danger for the TARDIS crew and a human survey team. Attack of the Cybermen (read by Colin Baker) sees the Cybermen embarking on a plan to change history...by crashing Halleys Comet into Earth. Out of the Darkness (read by Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant) comprises three gripping original short stories starring the Sixth Doctor and Peri; while Short Trips (read by Nicholas Courtney and Sophie Aldred) is a compilation of six short stories featuring familiar Doctor Who characters in intriguing and original situations.Show more
Were you terrified of the Daleks? Has the familiar Doctor Who theme ever sent a shiver down your spine? Did Saturday teatimes once mean gathering around the television to see where the TARDIS had landed each week? If so, Doctor Who at the BBC is for you. Nicholas Courtney (Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart in the series) traces the development of this incredibly successful series, which first hit our TV screens in 1963. As well as a galaxy of classic moments from the series, he introduces some of the great and good who helped make this series a national institution – including many of the actors who’ve played the Doctor and his companions, and some of the series’ most prolific writers and producers. Meanwhile Elisabeth Sladen – the Doctor’s trusty assistant Sarah Jane – travels back in time to discover some little-heard radio gems. There’s a 1974 location report from Dartmoor, The Ed Stewart Show broadcast live from Longleat in 1983, Radio 1’s Newsbeat on the recovery of a missing episode, and rare archive interviews with Terry Nation, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, Douglas Adams and even the mutt-shaped K9. A wealth of comedy is also represented with clips from Hello Cheeky, Week Ending, The Skivers and Dead Ringers. The TARDIS is waiting, and the Doctor’s friends are at the controls – so hop on for a ride, and revisit the scary and fantastic glory days of Doctor Who.Show more
‘When the barrier gives way, this planet will be flooded by all the evil in N-Space; and at the moment I have no idea how to stop it.’ The Brigadier’s ancient great-uncle Mario seems unsurprised by the spectres which haunt his even more ancient Sicilian castle. But when the Doctor comes to investigate he finds himself faced with a danger as great as any he has yet encountered. Is the answer to be found in the past, in the corrupt alchemy of the black-hearted sorceror said to have been walled up alive for his evil deeds? Or must the Doctor - and the faithful Sarah Jane Smith - brave the realm of ghosts and face the very fiends of hell? The classic team of the Doctor, Sarah Jane and the Brigadier are on the case in this eerily thrilling adventure, written especially for radio by Barry Letts.Show more
Nicholas Courtney, the man behind Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, remembers his time on Doctor Who, from The Web of Fear to Battlefield - and beyond! He's seen off Daleks, Cybermen and Yeti. He's witnessed Giant Robots running amok, met himself in the future and saved the world from the life-devouring Destroyer. He is, of course, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, alias actor Nicholas Courtney. After five decades of acting alongside far more then just the eight television Doctors (nothing compared to the likes of Frankie Howerd, Donald Wolfit and Michael Winner), this is his story. His personal recollections of his life on and off the stage, Read to you by that most gentlemanly of gentlemen, Nicholas Courtney...Show more
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