David Ellis

Find the Lady
  • Find the Lady

    • David Ellis

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    • Noël Johnson (Read by)

    • Douglas Blackwell (Read by)

    • Maddi Hedd (Read by)

    • Eva Haddon (Read by)

    Noel Johnson, the radio voice of Dick Barton - Special Agent, stars in this 1969 thriller about a second-hand car dealer caught up in fraud and murder

    When Andrew Marsh takes a young woman out for dinner while his wife is away, he soon finds himself in big trouble. He falls under police suspicion when cheques from his missing cheque book start turning up in shops, signed with a false name.

    Suspected of fraud, Andrew decides to take action. Convinced that the cheque book was stolen by his dinner companion, Sheila Ramsey, he tries desperately to trace her - but she's gone...

    Things go from bad to worse, and Andrew is soon suspected of murder after his car is involved in a hit-and-run. Is he being framed? Determined to clear his name, his investigations lead him to the shady Excelsior Club, a mysterious woman named Margaret Everard, and a ruthless criminal gang. But the closer he gets to the truth, the more he puts his own life in jeopardy...

    Created by David Ellis, whose scriptwriting credits include Paul Temple, Z-Cars and Dixon of Dock Green, this exciting, fast-paced serial stars Noel Johnson as Andrew Marsh, with Douglas Blackwell, Maddi Hedd and Eva Haddon.

    Andrew Marsh - Noel Johnson
    Roger Sherwin/The Boss - Douglas Blackwell
    Detective Sergeant Rankin - Henry Stamper
    Joyce Marsh - Madi Hedd
    George - John Baddeley
    Peter Lloyd - Michael Deacon
    Carol Ransome - Jenny McCracken
    Doctor - David Brierley
    Constable - Peter Baldwin
    Harry Yates - Leonard Fenton
    Salesman - Rolf Lefebvre
    Margaret Everard/Judy Randall - Eva Haddon
    Bill Rodney - Wilfred Carter
    Joe - Antony Viccars
    Max Freeman - Francis de Wolff
    Shirley - Kathleen Helme
    Alf Jenkins - Brian Haines
    Sheila Ramsey - Jan Edwards
    Detective Inspector Adams - John Bentley
    Dr Fergus - Malcolm Hayes
    Constable - Nicholas Edmett
    Girl at the Station - Gretta Gouriet

    Produced by Betty Davies
    First broadcast BBC Radio 2, 30 January-20 February 1969

Malcolm Hulke (Author) Malcolm Hulke was a prolific and respected television writer from the 1950s until the 1970s. His writing credits included the early science fiction Pathfinders series, as well as The Avengers. Hulke was first approached to write for Doctor Who when the series first started, but his idea for The Hidden Planet was not pursued. In 1967 he wrote The Faceless Ones (with David Ellis) for the Second Doctor. By 1969, Hulke's friend and occasional writing partner Terrance Dicks was Script Editor for Doctor Who and needed a ten part story to replace other scripts and write out Patrick Troughton's Doctor. Together, they wrote The War Games, which for the first time explained the Doctor's origins and introduced his people, the Time Lords. Hulke continued to write for Doctor Who, providing a story for each of the Third Doctor's series. Malcolm Hulke died in 1979, soon after completing his novelisation of The War Games. David Whitaker (Author) David Whitaker was the first Story Editor for Doctor Who, and was responsible for finding and commissioning writers, and it was Whitaker as much as anyone who defined the narrative shape of Doctor Who. He wrote for the Doctor Who annuals, novelised the first Dalek story and worked with Terry Nation on various Dalek-related material including the hugely successful comic strip The Daleks. David Whitaker died in 1980.

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