Red for Danger

Red for Danger

A BBC Radio 4 Vintage Thriller from the writer of Dick Barton


A vintage BBC suspense thriller from the creator of The Archers and Dick Barton

When David Conway attends a birthday party for his beautiful fiancée Pat, he expects a few drinks and a good time, but what he discovers is that his beloved is in fact in terrible danger. Following the clues, and a tip off about her missing bracelet, David and Pat are led first to a steel works, then a circus, but instead of finding the bracelet, they uncover both a body and a realisation that they have enemies - enemies who will stop at nothing to get what they want...

Edward J. Mason wrote for the BBC for decades, creating the radio serials The Lady Craved Excitement, What the Butler Saw, and the world's longest running series The Archers. He later wrote for television on series including The Days of Vengeance, Flower of Evil, and Outbreak of Murder, and this thrilling production is just the adventure for listeners of Dick Barton: Special Agent, Down Payment on Death and Hand in Glove: The Casebook of Dr Wallace.

Cast and credits

Anne Cullen

Arnold Peters

Bernard Rebel

Chris Gittins

Dudley Rolph

Eddie Robinson

Gerik Schelderup

Harry Stubbs

June Spencer

Michael Ford

Peter Wilde

William Avenall

Ysanne Churchman

Written by Edward J. Mason
Produced by Philip Garston-Jones

Originally broadcast on BBC Radio Midland Home Service:
26 October - 30 November 1954

©2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

About the author

Edward J. Mason

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