Agatha Christie's The Gypsy

1st Broadcast 4th March 2003 BBC Radio 4

 

Director

Dirk Maggs

Dirk Maggs

 

Producer

Bruce Hyman

 

Dramatised By

Doug Lucie

 

Written By

Agatha Christie

 

Produced By

Above The Title Productions for BBC Radio 4

 

Synopsis

Based on Agatha Christie's The Gypsy

From Radio Times Choice of the Day

One of Agatha Christie's lesser-known works, this is a short story that deal with ESP, spiced with a touch of myth and a pinch of spiritualisum. It is a slight piece but still keeps the audience guessing right to the end. Butch sailor Dickie Carpenter, the kind of man who slaps chaps on the back and says "what ho", tells his good friend Robert, a dour Scot, that since he was a child he has been haunted by dreams of a woman dressed in red. Her warnings to him are always ignored - fatally, in one instance. When Robert goes to meet the gypsy of the title, she tells him something he doesn't want to hear. Will he take heed?

A new contemporary dramatisation

An eerie tale of love and loss in which Dickie Carpenter, a war-wounded sailor, is haunted by strange visitations from a ghostly woman. His friend Robert sets out to solve the mystery of these visions, and finally of Dickie's death, only to find himself fighting for his own life in a terrifying battle between love and death.

Cast

Character

Actor
Dickie

Michael Fenton-Stevens

Robert
Hilton McRae
Alison
Vivien Heilbron
Rachel
Eleanor Tremayne
Mrs Rowse
Jennie Stoller

 

Production Crew

Not known at this time

 

Recorded at

Not known at this time

 

Music composed & Arranged

Not known at this time

 

 

Comment by Dirk Maggs

None at this time

 

 

Running Time

1 episode of 30 minutes, total run time 30 minutes

 

 

 

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