Venetia Aldridge QC is a distinguished criminal lawyer.
When she secures the acquittal of a young man, Gary Ashe,
from the charge of murdering his aunt, a series of bizarre
events is set in train, starting with her own murder...
A Certain Justice Adam Dalgliesh, the poet and Scotland
Yard commander, takes charge of the case. As he investigates,
he finds that Aldridge had many enemies in both her professional
and private life.
married lover wanted to leave her; her daughter hated her;
and her fellow barristers were determined that she should
not be the next Head of Chambers. Even the office cleaner
had a grudge against her.
step by step the suspects are narrowed down, and the cunning
plot that lies behind Venetia's death is brought to light.
BBC production brings P.D. James's compelling story to life
in a style of its own - much more than a talking book could
ever hope to achieve. The acting is worthy of a Radio 4 production
- which is just as well, as it was broadcast on this station
at the end of May of this year (2005).
you are a P.D. James fan, or someone who likes quality audio
dramas, this production will appeal.
is also an interesting 30-minute Front Row Special
interview with P.D. James, who talks to Mark Lawson about
her writing career and the inspiration for her work.
compelling piece of audio drama.
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