From the book by Nicholas Blake, aka Cecil Day-Lewis (father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis), The Beast Must Die is considered one of the author’s best works of fiction featuring his detective, Nigel Strangeways. This adaptation for Suspense excludes the detective, but adheres to some of the story as best it can within a one-half hour production. Starring Herbert Marshall as Frank Cairnes, aka Felix Lane, this suspense-filled play is a good one. I would highly recommend the book too, if you can find it.
Music under is Over the Rhine’s “Born”