“It sounded like an explosion more than a gun, not sharp but definitely loud enough to make me put my hands to my ears. And Barney… Barney clutched the side of his face, spun a little and dropped like a stone. I bent down to Barney. He lay there limp and floppy like a broken doll. There was no sign of life. Over the fence there was a rustle of movement behind the tangle of junk there. A white face peered out.” (From the CPO Website)
Birdie French / Jordan Wilde / Mac Yorke / Barney Bajinsky / Peggy / Colley Pendleton / Nurse Jackson
1993, CBC Radio
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The Wiley Old Coot is one of the scripts from Birdie French, Private Investigator, a 6-part radio drama series produced by the CBC in 1993 as part of their Mystery Series.