Charles Dance leads the cast as the urbane Storyteller in dramatisations of five classic tales by Roald Dahl, taken from the anthology, Kiss, Kiss. Bizarre and amusing by turns, these black comedies are justly famous for their surprise endings.
The stories show Dahl at the height of his powers as a writer of adult fiction, and are characterized by their deliciously cynical view of human nature and the relish with which they punish the charlatans, bullies and schemers who inhabit their world.
In William And Mary we meet Mary Pearl (Celia Imrie), who thinks she's finally free of William, the tyrannical husband who forbade her all life's pleasures, when he dies after a short illness. She subsequently learns, however, that - hoping to cheat the grave - he allowed a scientist to remove his brain and attach it to a life support system. This gives her the opportunity to get her own back....
Dramatised by Stephen Sheridan
Producer/Director: David Blount
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.