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1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 12 January 2013

On the Greek island of Skios, guests of a celebrated foundation prepare for the yearly lecture, given by scientific guru Dr Norman Wilfred. He turns out to be surprisingly charismatic. In fact he's not Dr Wilfred but a handsome chancer called Oliver Fox who has allowed himself to be mis-identified.

Meanwhile sexy Georgie, awaiting Oliver, is trapped in a remote villa with the real Dr Wilfred; he has lost his luggage and himself.

In 'Skios', skilfully dramatised by Archie Scottney, an international cast delivers us to the outer limits of hilarity. Martin Jarvis says: 'A joy to direct. Much laughter in studio and on location as we recorded Michael Frayn's philosophic farce of pretension, delusion and mislaid identity.'

Dramatised by Archie Scottney
Sound design: Mark Holden and Wes Dewberry
Producer Rosalind Ayres
Director Martin Jarvis
A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.

  • Michael Frayn and longtime collaborator Martin Jarvis

    Michael Frayn and Martin Jarvis
    Copyright Jarvis & Ayres


Dr Wilfred
Hugh Bonneville
Oliver Fox
Tom Hollander
Nikki Hook
Lisa Dillon
Mr Friendly
Stacy Keach
Mrs Chailey
Joanne Whalley
Annuka Vos
Amita Dhiri
Jon Glover
Jon Glover
Nigel Anthony
Kerry Shale
Suki Brox
Cindy Katz
Martin Jarvis
Rosalind Ayres


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