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.
Michael Frayn and longtime collaborator Martin Jarvis
|Dr Wilfred||Hugh Bonneville|
|Oliver Fox||Tom Hollander|
|Nikki Hook||Lisa Dillon|
|Mr Friendly||Stacy Keach|
|Mrs Toppler||Susan Sullivan|
|Mr Chailey||Ian Ogilvy|
|Mrs Chailey||Joanne Whalley|
|Annuka Vos||Amita Dhiri|
|Mrs Friendly||Jennifer Bassey|
|Suki Brox||Cindy Katz|
|Reg Bolt||Darren Richardson|
|Mrs Skorbatova||Janine Barris|