Kill the Pharaoh! : A Vintage BBC Radio Thriller

Summary: A suspenseful archaeological thriller full of secrets, lies and mysteries from acclaimed writer and producer Victor Pemberton Best known as a TV producer, writer and script editor for Doctor Who , Victor Pemberton created the Doctor's most iconic gadget, the sonic screwdriver. A prolific dramatist, he also penned a wide variety of plays for BBC Radio including this gripping 8-part adventure, first broadcast in 1968. Elizabeth Warwick, the daughter of a famous archaeologist, travels to Egypt's Valley of the Kings to explore the mysterious tomb her father discovered before his death. Following in his footsteps, she hopes to find out what secrets lurk within. Is it an empty shell, or the final resting place of a Pharaoh? But her investigations lead her further and further into danger. Sir Richard Warwick had enemies, and now they are pursuing her. Embroiled in intrigue and unsure who to trust, she embarks on a quest that will take her from the Temple of Luxor to Cairo's City of the Dead... Among the cast of this thrilling serial are Sheila Grant, John Humphry, David Spenser, Rolf Lefebvre, Nigel Anthony and Marion Mathie . NB: Contains some dated references. Due to the age and nature of the recording, the sound quality may vary Cast Elizabeth Warwick - Sheila Grant Mahmoud - James Thomason Mr Wilder - John Humphry Fuad - David Spenser Charles Villiers - Rolf Lefebvre Margaret Villiers - Marion Mathie Achmed Araby - Haydn Jones Abdullah - Antony Viccars Bertie Pringle - Barry Lowe O'Hara - Denis McCarthy Captain Aziz - John Justin Achmed Araby - Haydn Jones The stranger/Michael Warwick - Christopher Bidmead Dr Fawzad - Nigel Anthony Other parts played by Anthony Jackson, Ian Thompson, Barbara Mitchell, Margaret Robertson, Rosalind Shanks, Douglas Hankin, LeRoy Lingwood, Alexander John and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Written by Victor Pemberton Produced by John Tydeman First broadcast BBC Radio 2, 30 May-24 June 1968 © 2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd. (P) 2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd