The Ngaio Marsh BBC Radio Collection

The Ngaio Marsh BBC Radio Collection

Four full-cast Dramatisations


A collection of the BBC’s dramatisations of Ngaio Marsh’s most famous sleuth: Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn.

This collection would include the following works by Ngaio Marsh:

A Man Lay Dead - The gentleman detective tackles a country house party murder.

A Surfeit of Lampreys - Gentleman sleuth Inspector Alleyn probes a grisly death of the head of a spendthrift aristocratic family.

Opening Night - When a leading actor is found gassed in his dressing room, it looks like suicide. But it transpires he was so detested that everyone had a motive for his murder.

When In Rome - 1970s Rome. Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn is incognito and on the trail of a vast drugs syndicate - and some exceptionally unsavoury blackmail. But he hasn't reckoned on murder.

About the author

Ngaio Marsh

Learn More

Sign up to the Penguin Newsletter

For the latest books, recommendations, author interviews and more