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Thou Shell of Death by Nicholas Blake adapted for broadcasting by MOLLIE HARDWICK with Richard Hurndall
Nigel Strangeways , private detective. is invited to join the Christmas house-party of a famous wartime pilot. Fergus O'Brien , who has been receiving threatening letters. The final one says he will be murdered on Boxing Day!
Other parts played by members of the BBC
Drama Repertory Company
Repeated on Monday at 3.0
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Unknown: Nicholas Blake
Broadcasting By: Mollie Hardwick
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Nigel Strangeways
Unknown: Fergus O'Brien
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Nigel Strangeways: Richard Hurndall
Lady Marlinworth: Olga Lindo
Lord Marlinworth: Raf de la Torre
Sir John Strangeways: James Thomason
Arthur Bellamy: Anthony Viccars
Fergus O'Brien: Frederick Treves
Mrs Grant: Isabel Rennie
Philip Starling: Kenneth Hyde
Lucilla Thrale: Barbara Mitchell
Cyril Knott-Sloman: Rolf Lefebvre
Georgia Cavendish: Margaret Wolfit
Edward Cavendish: Simon Lack
Inspector Bleakley: Kenneth Dight
Jimmy Hope: William Fox
Mrs Nolan: Mary O'Farrell

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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