Joseph Millson's latest recording for BBC Radio 4 will be broadcast tomorrow afternoon: Saturday 18th November 2.30pm - 4pm. An adaptation of Graham Greene's thriller 'Stamboul Train' by Jeremy Front, Joseph plays the lead role of Myatt. The Times describes it as 'properly exciting'!

Radio pick of the day

Drama: Stamboul Train (Radio 4, 2.30pm)

Joseph Millson and Abbie Andrews star in a new, 80-minute, properly exciting dramatisation of Graham Greene’s tense thriller that is set aboard the Orient- Express in the 1930s. Danger and intrigue swirl round an assortment of passengers as the train thunders across a volatile Europe from Ostend to Constantinople. 

The BBC Radio 4 website has full cast details.

Europe in the 1930s. A dangerous place to be. As the Orient Express rattles its way towards Constantinople, a motley group of people find themselves threatened by intrigue, skulduggery and murderous politics

Directed by Marc Beeby

Greene originally filed Stamboul Train under his 'entertainments' and admitted, in 1974, that he wrote it to make a bit of money. "In Stamboul Train for the first and last time in my life I deliberately set out to write a book to please, one which with luck might be made into a film. The devil looks after his own and I succeeded in both aims"

Set during the 1930's, Stamboul Train takes place upon the iconic Orient Express as it weaves its way through a snowy Europe. It focuses upon a group of travellers who each have a story or secret of their own and whose lives intertwine in a tense thriller. It is a heady cocktail of wit, adventure, mystery, and sexual intrigue. It's brilliantly exciting - people in cars race trains, there are shoot-outs, tense border crossings, interrogations, scamming, seducing, faking, performing, lying, and all of this happening to the backdrop of a journey through Europe.