Murder For The Asking
by Derek Benfield Mar 2019
Henry Scrubb - Simon Crutchley Dora Scrubb - Karen Evans
Janet Gregory - Ruth Davies James Franklyn - Robert Elrick
Pender - Tony Manders Rita Franklyn - Shirley Dodson
Detective Sergeant Thatcher - John Fisher
Produced by Adrian Peace & Zena Howarth
Desperate to find a job, Henry Scrubb answers a box number advertisement in a newspaper, offering a “big financial reward” and requiring no qualifications. He does not really expect anything to come of it, but to his surprise the advertiser, a Mr Franklyn, does contact him and explains the conditions of the job.
Franklyn needs, he says, someone to murder him and believes that Henry would be the right person to do it. He gives no reason for this strange request, but offers Henry £3000 if he will carry out his wishes. Henry refuses to have anything to do with the scheme and Franklyn goes away. That night, however, Henry receives some disturbing news….
From this exciting beginning, Derek Benfield builds a suspenseful drama that keeps the audience guessing until the very last moment.