All three plays make for very good light entertainment, and Butter in a Lordly Dish I found especially impressive. It's a very good example of the way in which the nature of justice and retribution regularly plays a part in her work, a feature that critics have often under-estimated. I was also interested in that it was one of six plays written by members of the Detection Club shortly after the Second World War in an attempt to raise funds.
It was first broadcast on 13 January 1948, and it was followed by:
- The Murder at Warbeck Hall by Cyril Hare
- A Nice Cup of Tea by Anthony Gilbert
- Sweet Death by Christianna Brand
- Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble by E. C. R. Lorac
- Where Do We Go From Here? by Dorothy L. Sayers
Personal Call is a neat story with a faint touch of the supernatural, while Murder in the Mews is a story with a cleverly contrived plot that, like so much of Christie's work, plays games with the listener's expectations. All in all, this is an excellent CD, with first class bonus extras. Recommended.