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David Edgar - Something Wrong about the Mouth

Soho, 1958. An American wants a portrait of a woman he can't produce, dressed for an event that didn't occur. With Damian Lewis.

London's Soho, 1958. A mysterious American wants to commission a portrait of a woman he can't produce, in a dress he can only describe, at an event which never happened.

David Edgar's love story told at the border between memory and fiction, trust and betrayal, East and West.

Gene Pew ...... Damian Lewis
Desmond McElwee ...... Bill Paterson
Mrs Pew ...... Lisa Dillon
Dr Frisch ...... David De Keyser
The Hotelier ...... Andrew Sachs
Peter Szabo ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt

Other parts played by Carolyn Pickles, √Čva Magyar, Kenneth Collard, Christine Kavanagh and Joseph Kloska.

Director: Jonquil Panting

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2007.

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