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A Murder Is Announced: A BBC Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisation

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'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29, at Little Paddocks, at 6:30pm. Friends please accept this, the only intimation.' Nestled among the usual notices about dogs for sale and appeals for domestic help, the startling entry in the personal column of the Chipping Cleghorn Gazette has the entire village agog with curiosity. Is it a game? And who is ...more
Cassette, (BBC Radio Collection)
Published July 5th 1999 by BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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Diane
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After listening to the BBC's dramatization of Sad Cypress, and hating what they did to one of my favorite Christies, I was really worried about how "A Murder is Announced" would turn out. I was pleasantly surprised. The adaptation is well done and the actors do an excellent job. The story sticks closely to the book, which is another favorite of mine. I especially liked the actors who portrayed Miss Blacklock, Patrick Simmons, Julia Simmons, and Mitzi the cook, who reminded me of the mad bassooni ...more
Cecillie
Not as good as Murder at the Vicarage, but pretty entertaining nonetheless. But I've got to say the actress voicing Mitzi used a pretty awful accent. Sometimes she sounded french, other times it was impossible to tell where the character was supposed to come from.
Nancy
Aug 31, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-books
An advertisement for a Murder is put in the paper for a small English community, and immediately becomes the talk of the town. When the murder is actually committed, things get even more strange. A Murder is Announced is a well plotted, cleverly written mystery with a unique twist at the end. Like many Agatha Christie mysteries I've read, the twist isn't so much who committed the crime, as why the crime was committed. Reading this makes me want to pick up many more Agatha Christie mysteries. My ...more
Kristi
Dec 07, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed, audiobook
Not my favorite of the few Christie books that I've read, but still enjoyable. It is Agatha Christie after all - how can you go wrong? The version I listened to was a BBC Radio performance with a full-cast.
Hussa
Apr 10, 2010 rated it liked it
I've just finished reading it

It's a good one
J.V. Seem
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime
This is one of my all-time favorites, I simply love it! And this dramatization does it justice!
Pauline
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Wonderful dramatisation. June Whitfield is superb as Miss Marple.
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