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The Other Simenon

Episode 1: A New Lease of Life

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Three new dramatisations by Ronald Frame of stories by Georges Simenon.

When he wasn't writing Maigret, Georges Simenon produced a huge body of novels, often tough, gripping and psychologically-penetrating dissections of lives confounded by fate. In, The Other Simenon, we explore three more of his intriguing tales.

In A New Lease Of Life Maurice Dudon, a reclusive bachelor, who works as an accountant with no emotional or private life except for furtive and ritualistic visits to a prostitute every Friday finds his life changing after he is seriously injured in a car accident. In a private nursing home he forms a growing relationship with a nurse. But is it all fate or is his life being manipulated?

THE OTHER SIMENON
SERIES 3

A New Lease of Life
by Georges Simenon

Dramatised for radio by Ronald Frame

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer/director: David Ian Neville. Show less

Contributors

Maurice Dudon:
Alun Raglan
Anne-Marie:
Selina Boyack
Philippe Lacroix-Gibet:
Richard Addison
Monsieur Mallard:
Michael Mackenzie
Priest:
Kirk Bage
Director:
David Neville
Producer:
David Neville
Adaptor:
Ronald Frame

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