Classic FM's 2016 A Midsomerly Murders Night's Dream Charity Play

‘A Midsomerly Murders Night's Dream’ —

narrated by Stephen Fry

Bill Turnbull, John Suchet, Aled Jones and all the Classic FM presenters return for a hilarious new radio ‘whodunnit’ - narrated by Stephen Fry. Following the success of 2015’s charity radio play, Upstairs Downland Abbey, Classic FM presents A Midsomerly Murders Night’s Dream. This hard-hitting police procedural-cum-Shakespearean farce is the entertainment event of autumn 2016 – and it’s all in aid of Classic FM’s charity Global’s Make Some Noise.

About Global’s Make Some Noise

Global’s Make Some Noise is Classic FM’s charity, supporting small but brilliant projects across the UK. The projects provide vital help for youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.

Buy the Download

Classic FM's A Midsomerly Murders Night's Dream radio drama is available to purchase as an audio download for £10. 


IMPORTANT NOTE: You will only be able to download your purchase on a desktop/laptop computer, i.e. not on an iPhone or iPad. If you wish to listen again via a mobile device, you should first save the drama on your desktop computer, then save it to iTunes (or similar), then sync with your mobile device.

Watch The Trailer

The Story So Far...

Midsomerly Murd’rous, the only village in the county of Midsomerly never to have been scandalised by murder, is abuzz with a big event being organised by Phil Hall (played by Alexander Armstrong) for the former Lord Theo Rhys (Alan Titchmarsh) for his marriage to his love Polly (played by Charlotte Green). 

But the suspicious death of Punk, the pantomime horse, puts a dampener on proceedings. There’s no shortage of suspects, including Mr Trunchbull, the estate agent (Bill Turnbull), Eggerton, the new lord of the Manor (Aled Jones) and Cotswold Manchebo the cheese shop owner (played by Alex James). 

 It’s a case for Detective Inspector Baxter Carter (John Suchet) and his sidekick Sergeant Brock Fugue (Nicholas Owen) go door to door through the sleepy village in their quest to discover the truth, with the help of the new coroner…

The cast

Narrator – Stephen Fry

Detective Inspector Baxter Carter – John Suchet

Brock Fugue – Nicholas Owen

Bill Trunchbull – Bill Turnbull

Polly – Charlotte Green

Lord Theo Rhys – Alan Titchmarsh

Eggerton Newsomely-Rich – Aled Jones

Ophelia Bott – Catherine Bott

Mr Mellacholy – David Mellor

Phil Hall – Alexander Armstrong

Magna Carter – Jane Jones

Pixie Carter – Myleene Klass

Cotswold Manchego – Alex James

Ron Ferry – John Brunning

Tania Ferry – Margherita Taylor

Mia Newsomely-Rich – Anne-Marie Minhall

Punk – Nick Bailey

Sandy – Bill Overton

Dom – Sam Pittis

Helen – Katie Breathwick

Mr Lloyd – Andrew Collins


Special Guests:

Gardener – Monty Don

Coroner – Robert Lindsay

Ed Vaizey – himself

Tony Robinson's cousin - Tony Robinson


Written by Tim Lihoreau


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Net proceeds (at least £3.90 per £5 purchase and £7.99 per £10 purchase) from the sale of Classic FM’s charity play will go to Global’s Make Some Noise.