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A Trespasser's Guide To The Classics

BBC Radio 4 sketch show about great works of fiction. 8 episodes (2 series), 2015 - 2017. Stars Richard Katz, Javier Marzan and John Nicholson.

Series 2, Episode 1 - The Neck

In Whitby, a magician notices strange bite marks on the neck of a woman he has just met.

Further details

In 19th-century Whitby, a magician prepares to compete with Harry Houdini at a major international Magic Convention. When a ship carrying a cargo of fifty coffins runs aground on the town's beach, he suspects Houdini of pulling a huge publicity stunt.

Broadcast details

Friday 10th March 2017
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Javier Marzan Javier
John Nicholson John
Guest cast
Sanchia McCormack Lucy
Richard Katz Professor Van Hesling
Chetna Pandya Mrs Higgins
John Dougall Guard
Nicholas Murchie Guard
Writing team
Richard Katz Writer
John Nicholson Writer
Production team
Sasha Yevtushenko Director
Sasha Yevtushenko Producer

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