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The Christopher Marlowe Mysteries

Radio 4
1993 (four episodes)

It’s well known that the Elizabethan dramatist Christopher Marlowe pursued an alternative career as a spy in Francis Walsingham’s secret service.  Ged Parsons’ series took this historical fact as its starting-point but embellished it considerably, with the playwright (Dominic Jephcott) investigating a succession of comic mysteries, ably assisted by his insanitory sidekick Ratsbane (Week Ending stalwart Bill Wallis).

© JB Sumner 1998