Richard Hannay is in London when he finds himself suddenly caught up in a dangerous situation. A body has been found in his own flat and he is the main suspect! Forced to go on the run to his native Scotland, he is determined to track down the real killer. What does "Mr Memory" know that might throw light on the complicated turn of events - and who is the man with the tip of his little finger missing? The tension mounts to an enthralling climax in London, with Richard Hannay in danger of his own life!
In this classic tale of wartime espionage, Richard Hannay's living nightmare begins with the discovery of a dead man and a notebook with thirty-nine steps to uncover. David Robb stars as Hannay and Doctor Who’s Tom Baker plays his ally Sir Walter Bullivant, in this recording which pays homage to the classic Hitchcock film.From the Back Cover :
John Buchan wrote The Thirty-Nine Steps while he was seriously ill at the beginning of the First World War. In it he introduces his most famous hero, Richard Hannay, who, despite claiming to be an 'ordinary fellow', is caught up in the dramatic race against a plot to devastate the British war effort.