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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.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 12 Jan 2013 14:30

Michael Frayn and longtime collaborator Martin Jarvis

Michael Frayn and longtime collaborator Martin Jarvis
Copyright Jarvis & Ayres


Role Contributor
Dr WilfredHugh Bonneville
Oliver FoxTom Hollander
Nikki HookLisa Dillon
Mr FriendlyStacy Keach
Mrs ChaileyJoanne Whalley
Annuka VosAmita Dhiri
SpirosJon Glover
StavrosJon Glover
OfficialNigel Anthony
DitmussKerry Shale
Suki BroxCindy Katz
DirectorMartin Jarvis
ProducerRosalind Ayres

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