The Lady Vanishes

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The Lady Vanishes

Written by Ethel Lina White

Abridged by Neville Teller

Read by Brenda Blethyn

A gripping and accomplished work in its own right. The plot is deceptively simple, and the premise – a woman meets an engaging stranger during a long railway journey who later disappears leading to mystery and deception. Read by OSCAR nominated Brenda Blethyn.

Dur: 1hr 23mins STEREO – 6 part Radio series

Available as 320kbps Stereo MP3 – 190MB

 

Description

 

Brenda Blethyn BWOriginally broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2006.

The Oscar nominated actress BRENDA BLETHYN reads a six-part abridgement of Ethel Lina White’s classic 1930’s railway thriller THE LADY VANISHES.

Best known as the basis for Hitchcock´s classic early film, The Lady Vanishes, Ethel Lina White´s novel “The Wheel Spins” (later renamed as “The Lady Vanishes” following the popularity of Hitchcock’s movie) is a gripping and accomplished work in its own right. The plot is deceptively simple, and the premise – a woman meets an engaging stranger during a long railway journey who later disappears leading to mystery and deception – is classic. It´s easy to see why Hitchcock found this novel so compelling and so well-suited to his particular brand of filmmaking.

Read by one of the UK’s most popular actresses, the twice Oscar nominated Brenda Blethyn, “The Lady Vanishes” promises to take you on a thrilling journey – asking not just who-dunnit, but why and how!

 


FURTHER INFORMATION

PART ONE

Iris Carr, a young Englishwoman, is returning home from a holiday in Europe. Little does she know that before long her journey will be full of mystery, deception, confusion and danger!

PART TWO

Iris befriends English governess Miss Froy. But after awakening from a sunstroke-induced sleep, Iris discovers that Miss Froy has disappeared and no-one else remembers her!

PART THREE

The Governess, the Doctor, the Professor, Max Hare and even Edna Barnes all believe that Iris must have been imagining the mysterious Miss Froy. Iris herself is beginning to doubt whether she has been mistaken.

PART FOUR

Now that Frau Kummer has been identified as the missing Miss Froy, Iris Carr is left all alone in her conviction that something is dreadfully amiss. But she is determined to prove that she has been right all along.

PART FIVE

It would appear that Edna Barnes has not only lied about the missing Miss Froy, but has her own secret that she is hiding not just from her travelling companions but from her husband as well!

PART SIX

Iris Carr is at the end of her tether, with all her allies lost and time running out – she simply has to prove that the mysterious bandaged patient is the missing Miss Froy – no matter what the risk!

Additional information

Reader

Brenda Blethyn

Writer

Ethel Lina White

Abridger

Neville Teller

Composer

SNK Music

Sound Design/Editing

Neil Gardner

Director/Producer

Neil Gardner

Copyright

Ladbroke Productions (Radio) / BBC Radio 2

Released

2006

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