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Baldi: Sick Rose

Alternative title
Sick Rose
Synopsis
In this episode of the Irish murder-mystery series created by Barry Devlin, priest-turned-sleuth Paolo Baldi digs around in the murderous world of gardening. The plot is loosely based on King Lear, with three daughters as potential inheritors of the gardening firm that belonged to the murdered patriarch Jack Meadows. Baldi’s knowledge of Shakespeare (references not only to Lear but also to Hamlet and the language of flowers) help him solve yet another hybrid mystery, even though it leads him on the wrong path at first ...
Series
Afternoon Play
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
28 Mar 2001 at 14:15 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
45 mins

Credits

Director
Mark Lambert
Writer
Martin Meenan
Contributor
Barry Devlin
Cast
Pat LaffanJack Meadows (Lear)
Victoria SmurfitClaire (Cordelia)
Adrian DunbarKearney
Anne Marie HoranMegan (Regan)
David ThrelfallDr Paolo Baldi
Deirdre MonaghanGloria (Goneril)
Margaret D’ArcyMrs Reid
Mark O’ReganSheridan
Owen RoeSuperintendent Rynne
T P McKennaFather Troy
Tina KellegherTina Mahon

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Mystery

Notes

History
Episode 3 of the third series of the murder-mystery drama revolving around the adventures of Paolo Baldi, Franciscan priest and lecturer of semiotics, set in Trinity College, Dublin. The drama series was originally launched on BBC Radio 4 in October 22, 2001 in the ‘Afternoon Play’ slot.

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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