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Before the Fact (BBC Radio, 20/Apr/2013)

This adaptation of Francis Iles' novel Before the Fact was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2013.

An adaptation of the same source novel was filmed by Hitchcock as Suspicion (1941).


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Broadcast Details

  • first broadcast as part of the Saturday Drama series on BBC Radio 4
  • date: 20/Apr/2013
  • length: 60 minutes


Emilia Fox, Ben Caplan and Patricia Hodge star in a dramatisation of the novel that Alfred Hitchcock based his film, "Suspicion" on. Set in the early 1930s, Emilia Fox plays the part of Lina - a girl in her late twenties, from a wealthy family. In danger of becoming a spinster, life changes for the better when Lina meets Johnnie Aysgarth, a charming stranger who proposes marriage. Johnnie saves Lina from a boring life with her parents and whisks her off on an extravagant honeymoon. But on their return Lina begins to discover that Johnnie is not all he seems. His gambling threatens to ruin them but is her growing suspicion that he is also a murderer founded on reality or her imagination?