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Trent's Last Case


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A Radio Play in Five Scenes, from the Novel of E.C. Bentley, by Anthony L. Ellis and Barbara Burnham
Whereas a stage version of a novel demands that description should he reduced to bare essentials, a radio version calls for still further eliminations in every direction, until what is left is nothing more than the very essence of the original conception.
The radio play, Trent's Last Case, to be presented this evening, is an adaptation at second remove, since it is based on the play version of E.C. Bentley's famous novel.
It says much, therefore, for the vitality and quality of the material of Trent's Last Case that, after being drastically boiled down, it is still full of ingenuity and dramatic tension, and the clever plot remains gripping till the final denouement. The mystery of the murder of Manderson unfolds with cunning simplicity and many thrilling moments. It is almost a shock when the real killer is revealed.
Trent's Last Case will be broadcast in the Regional Programme tomorrow night.
(An article by Dorothy L. Sayers, on 'Trent's Last Case,' appears on page 147)


Unknown: Anthony L. Ellis
Unknown: Barbara Burnham

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