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Dumb Witness (A Hercule Poirot Mystery)(BBC Radio Full Cast Drama)

Christie, Agatha Author

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John Moffatt stars as Hercule Poirot, with Simon Williams as Captain Hastings. (This work comes with music specially composed by Tom Smail.) As Hercule Poirot sifts through his post one particular morning, he alights upon a letter from an elderly and (as it transpires), exceedingly rich spinster -- Miss Emily Arundell. She is clearly in great distress and seeking his help, but doesnt say why. Her only specific mention is the incident of the dogs ball. However, what intrigues Poirot is the date of the communication -- it was written two months ago. He persuades Captain Hastings that they must visit the lady with all haste. On arrival, they discover that she has died, apparently of natural causes. But Bob, Miss Arundells devoted wire-haired terrier, knows better. And so, soon, does Poirot.

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Everyone blamed Emily Arundell’s accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her.…

On April 17th she wrote her suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. Mysteriously, he didn’t receive the letter until June 28th…by which time Emily was already dead.…

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Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and became the best selling novelist in history. She wrote 79 crime mysteries and collections, and saw her work translated into more languages than Shakespeare.

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