P. D. James – The Private Patient (Dramatised)


A BBC Radio drama based on P. D. James best-selling novel, starring Richard Derrington and Deborah McAndrew.

In the 17th century, a witch is burned in a stone circle. Three hundred and fifty years later, an investigative journalist arrives at a nearby clinic to have cosmetic surgery – and a week later, she is dead.

Dalgliesh and his team, called in to investigate the murder and later a second equally horrific death, find themselves confronted with problems even more complicated than the question of innocence or guilt.

Family secrets, witchcraft, illegitimacy and the connections between past and present all come to the fore in this gripping, fast-paced adaptation of P. D. James acclaimed novel, starring Richard Derrington as Adam Dalgliesh, Deborah McAndrew as Kate Miskin and with Carolyn Pickles as Emma Lavenham.

Author: P. D. James
Narrator: Richard Derrington, Deborah McAndrew, Carolyn Pickles
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes
Released: 10 Mar 2006
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd
Language: English

User Review:

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This is a very short story. It is well made but not overly entertaining. Fin.