RIDDLE IN THE SAND
WRITTEN BY ALISTAIR FAULKNER - ADAPTED BY RICHARD CLARKE
"The unhappy coincidence of our names might give rise to quite inappropriate humour.
Particularly in this location."
"When the body of what appears to be a city gent, complete with pinstripe suit, umbrella, briefcase and bowler hat, is discovered buried in the sand of a holiday beach, the lugubrious Inspector Buckett (Nikki Shepherd) and the keen but hapless Sergeant Spade (Anna Leigh-Rose) are sent to investigate.
It transpires that the briefcase contains a gun and 25 thousand pounds and that the deceased has the initials FM tattooed on his buttocks.
The case taxes all of Buckett's investigative powers as each lead they follow seems to direct them down a blind alley.
On route to the riddle's final and bizarre solution, they encounter a gallery of larger than life characters; a boring suburban couple Mr and Mrs Brent (Chris Angell & Ruth Clarke), Mr Bennett (Nick Goodman) a Saville Row tailor and Mrs Perkins (Cath Angell) his raucous cutter, and the upper crust Sir Frank Morton QC (Alistair Faulkner) and his wife Lady Morton (Cath Angell).
And in the end the solution is all to do with monkeys and typewriters."
Random jottings on the making of Riddle in the Sand..
Detective Inspector Buckett - Nikki Shepherd
Sargeant Spade - Anna Leigh-Rose
Mr Brent - Chris Angell
Mrs Brent - Ruth Clarke
Mr Bennett - Nick Goodman
Mrs Perkins - Cath Angell
Lady Morton - Cath Angell
Sir Frank Morton - Alistair Faulkner
Directed by - Richard Clarke
Written by - Alistair Faulkner