Ariadne Oliver, Queen of Crime Fiction, has been asked
to devise a Murder Hunt for a fete at Nasse House, the home
of Sir George Stubbs. But she begins to suspect that someone
is manipulating the scenario of her game and fears that something
very sinister is being planned. She sends for her old friend
Hercule Poirot. At first he is not inclined to take her very
seriously, but soon, a series of events propels him to change
his mind. Then suddenly, all of Ariadne's worst fears are
realised when the girl playing the part of the murder victim
is found strangled in the boathouse. For Hercule Poirot, the
Murder Hunt has become a grim reality...
Poirot in Dead Man's Folly was originally broadcast on
BBC Radio 4 between 06-27 August 2007. This
full-cast dramatisation stars John Moffatt as the great Belgian
detective, with Julia McKenzie as Ariadne Oliver, the queen
of crime fiction.
the time period for this audio drama is never really made
obvious, the production has been brought bang up to date.
I'd guess it is still set in the original time period of the
book - as there are no mobile phones etc. The end result is
a play that both new comers and die-hard fans of Agatha Christie
acting is without fault, and to be honest I'm hoping that
this series is popular enough to warrant the BBC spending
more time and money recording and releasing additional stories
in the near future.
life has been breathed into this classic murder mystery -
all Poirot fans will want to own this.