An exciting new version of Modesty Blaise is running for a short time on the BBC. They’re presenting seven 15-minute episodes of the classic A Taste For Death, adapted from the original novel by Peter O’Donnell. Listen to the episodes here. You’ll have to register for access, and you shouldn’t delay — the shows began airing on Dec. 17 and will be available for only one week.
I’ve discussed the many incarnations of Modesty before. If you enjoy the radio drama — which hews fairly closely to the novel — do not hesitate to dip into the comic strips, available in 22 bound volumes from Titan Press. Or seek out the dozen or so novels, readily available on Ebay or Amazon if you can’t fish them up at your local library. Can we hope that this radio presentation will be the first of more? The Silver Mistress would be perfect for the radio!
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