Monday, June 07, 2010
Lots of mystery goodies this week on
BBC Radio 7.
• G. K. Chesterton's wise Father Brown appears in "The Arrow of Heaven" (from The Incredulity of Father Brown, 1926), "The Mistake of the Machine" (from The Wisdom of Father Brown, 1914), "The Curse of the Golden Cross" (from The Incredulity of Father Brown), "The Actor and the Alibi" (from The Secret of Father Brown, 1927), and "The Absence of Mr. Glass" (from The Wisdom of Father Brown).
• Nuns experience strange passions in the Himalayas in Rumer Godden's Black Narcissus (1939).
• The late Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey investigates a corpse in an East Anglian church in Dorothy L. Sayers's The Nine Tailors (1934).
• Young Emil attempts to track down his stolen money in an adaptation of Erich Kästner's Emil and the Detectives (1930).
Go here for the schedule; episodes can usually be heard online for a week after broadcast.
About the image: David Farrar in Black Narcissus (dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1947)