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Murder for Christmas


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Trent's Last Case by E.C Bentley adapted by Alan Downer with Martin Jarvis as Philip Trent.

Sigsbee Manderson was renowned and hated throughout the financial world. One day he's found murdered. Trent is put on the case, a case that will prove to be his last, and one he certainly won't forget.


(Martin Jarvis is in 'Woman in Mind' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)


Writer: E.C Bentley
Adapted By: Alan Downer
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Philip Trent: Martin Jarvis
Mabel Manderson: Helena Breck
Marlowe: Simon Hewitt
Bunner: Brian Hewlett
Cupples: Manning Wilson
Insp Murch: Alan Downer
Martin: Stephen Thorne
Sir James Molloy: Sean Barrett
Mrs Morgan: Joanna Wake
Figgis: Paul Gregory
Eddison: David Goodland
Williams: Stuart Organ
Abbott: Simon Cuff
Dr Stock: Stephen Hattersley

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