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Michael Frayn - Skios

4 Extra Debut. Identity swap and absurdity on a sunlit Greek island. But where is the real Dr Wilfred? Stars Hugh Bonneville, Tom Hollander, Janie Dee, Stacy Keach and Lisa Dillon.

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 misidentified.

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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 15 Oct 2017 04:00

Michael Frayn and longtime collaborator Martin Jarvis

Michael Frayn and longtime collaborator Martin Jarvis
Copyright Jarvis & Ayres


Role Contributor
Dr Wilfred Hugh Bonneville
Oliver Fox Tom Hollander
Nikki Hook Lisa Dillon
Georgie Janie Dee
Mr Friendly Stacy Keach
Mrs Toppler Susan Sullivan
Mr Chailey Ian Ogilvy
Mrs Chailey Joanne Whalley
Annuka Vos Amita Dhiri
Elli Agni Scott
Spiros Jon Glover
Stavros Jon Glover
Patrick Matthew Wolf
Eric Matthew Wolf
Official Nigel Anthony
Ditmuss Kerry Shale
Mrs Friendly Jennifer Bassey
Suki Brox Cindy Katz
Papadopoulou Andre Sogliuzzo
Reg Bolt Darren Richardson
Mrs Skorbatova Janine Barris
Harold Alan Shearman
Bishop Alan Shearman
Writer Archie Scottney
Director Martin Jarvis
Producer Rosalind Ayres


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