Noel Coward was good at everything he turned his hand to ... was the gap in his memoirs because he spent some time, unknown to others, solving murder mysteries and working as a spy? It's highly probable.
Starring Malcolm Sinclair as Noel Coward, Eleanor Bron as his devoted London representative Lorn Lorraine and Tam Williams as his devoted secretary Cole Lesley.
Death At The Desert Inn - A highly probable Noel Coward Murder Mystery. (2004)
Three hundred thousand dollars are left in a satchel in Noel Coward's Las Vegas suite, and Coward sets off again on his unexpected career as a detective. The Desert Inn, scene of one of his greatest cabaret triumphs, is the setting complete with Judy Garland, a showgirl, a Broadway agent, an unlikely croupier, a U.S. Congressman and Coward's act, with half of Hollywood in the audience. Featuring the late William Hootkins in his last radio role.
Judy Garland....Belinda Lang
Joe Glaser....Jake Broder
Mercedes De Caruso....Meredith MacNeil
Nicholas Faulkner....Peter Swander
Floyd Hicks....Nathan Osgood
Babyface Puccine....William Hootkins
Directed by Ned Chaillet
Our Man in Jamaica - A highly probable Noel Coward Espionage Adventure. (2007)
Jamaica, 1962: Noel Coward's neighbour Ian Fleming is determined that Noel should resume his wartime activity as a spy.
Ian Fleming ...... Nicholas Farrell
Marlene Dietrich ...... Alison Pettitt
Schrafft/Hedges ...... Kerry Shale
Chicago Garibaldi ...... Sam Dale
Atkinson ...... Peter Donaldson
Robotnik ...... John Dougall
Producer/director Gordon House.
Recordings from BBC Radio Four. 128kbps ABR joint-stereo mp3.
Both plays are 57 minutes.