Down Payment on Death: BBC Radio drama thriller
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2 hours 36 minutes
Dinsdale Landen stars in this gripping vintage 1970s crime drama about a retired hitman tempted by one last job
Sick of the spying business, professional assassin Art Gordo decides to quit the Secret Service - but his old life won't leave him alone.
It's Christmas, three months after his retirement, and Gordo is visited by an old colleague with a proposition. A senior MI7 agent has been selling secrets to the opposition and needs to be eliminated - and the job can't be traced back to the Department. What's more, the task must be completed within the next five days. Clarke's offering big money - but despite the temptation, Art turns him down. Only someone won't take 'no' for an answer.
Hunted by a mysterious nemesis who'll stop at nothing - including murder - to get their way, Gordo finds himself caught in a deadly game of deception, double-cross and betrayal. To stay alive, he must find out the truth about his shadowy target, and re-enter a world he thought he'd left behind. A world with only one rule: kill or be killed...
Originally produced in the 1970s, this twisty, fast-moving suspense thriller stars Dinsdale Landen as Art Gordo and Frances Jeater as Louise.
Adapted from his own novel by Jim Eldridge
Produced by John Fawcett Wilson
Art Gordo - Dinsdale Landen
Clarke - Manning Wilson
Louise Lenehan - Frances Jeater
Ben/Roberts/Man on phone - Jon Croft
Joe/Ferguson - Peter Craze
Charles Allweather - Glyn Owen
Paul Le Clerk - Donald Gee
Sally Le Clerk - Joanna Wake
Leon Young - Basil Henson
Francis/Forbes - Douglas Blackwell
Parsons - Terrence Hardiman
Hotel porter - Frank Coda
First broadcast on BBC World Service, 3-31 May 1976
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