Lost Fortnight by Ray Connolly | BBC RADIO DRAMA

Lost Fortnight by Ray Connolly | BBC RADIO DRAMA: Based on film producer John Houseman’s memoirs of The Blue Dahlia and risk-taker Raymond Chandler. Stars Peter Barkworth.
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“Lost Fortnight” is the true story of what went on behind the scenes in 1945 to save Paramount Studios during the make or break filming of ‘The Blue Dahlia’, a piece of film noir about a war veteran who finds himself the prime suspect in his wife’s murder.

Adapted for radio by Ray Connolly from “Lost Fortnight”, a memoir by film producer John Houseman which was first published in the August 1965 issue of ‘Harper’s Magazine’.

With Peter Barkworth [Raymond Chandler],
David Bannerman [John Houseman, the Producer on ‘The Blue Dahlia’],
Helen Horton [Cissie, Raymond’s Wife],
John Hartley [George Marshall, the Director on ‘The Blue Dahlia’],
Shelly Thompson [Sally, the Story Editor],
Roger May [Lloyd Parker, a Young Screenwriter],
Bob Sherman [Y. Frank Freeman, the Head of Paramount Pictures],
Caroline Stong [Kathy, Chandler’s Secretary],
Tracy Wiles [Sylvia, Houseman’s Secretary], and
Jane Whittenshaw [Waitress at Lucey’s Restaurant].

Directed by Martin Jenkins.

BBC Radio 4: Afternoon Play

Broadcast: Thursday 14th March 1996