Friday, February 04, 2011

Chandler in Your Ear

Beginning tomorrow, BBC Radio 4 will present 90-minute weekend dramatizations of all of Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe novels, with Toby Stephens playing the “insubordinate, loner detective.” First up on the broadcast schedule is The Big Sleep, based on Chandler’s 1939 book, followed by The Lady in the Lake (Saturday, February 12), Farewell, My Lovely (February 19), and Playback (February 26).

Later in the year Radio 4 will present episodes based on The Long Goodbye, The High Window, The Little Sister, and Poodle Springs (which Chandler abandoned before dying in 1959, and which was completed much later by Robert B. Parker).

If you’re in Britain, turn your radio to The Big Sleep tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Everybody else should be able to find the link to that episode and future ones here.


Ricky Bush said...

Sounds like a plan. Thanks for the info.

Winifred said...

Thanks for this. I missed it but the programmes are available on BBC iPlayer so I'm off to listen now. Much better than what's on telly at the moment.