This time I present an example of taking an excellent fictional story and trying to squeeze it into a one half-hour suspense play. Agatha Christie’s story The ABC Murders is a fine Hercule Poirot mystery, but when handled by a normally excellent scriptwriter turning it into a radio drama, something has to give. The radio play as pure radio drama is not bad, but if you compare it to the book or expect good things in a half-hour, think again. This version is from a 1943 Suspense radio episode starring Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester.
Music under is My Suppressed Desire by the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks.