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Episode 3

People talking. Sometimes to themselves. Led by Patricia Hodge, Julia McKenzie, Alex Jennings and Rosalind Ayres, a starry cast has fun with Michael Frayn's view of the world.

Michael Frayn: the most comic philosophical writer of our time. An all-star cast has great fun with his hilarious view of us all. People talking. To each other, to themselves. To no one. Trying to communicate. To explain.

In Episode 3, a controlling theatre director (Alex Jennings) thinks he can direct anything. Lloyd Owen and Rosalind Ayres talk to each other on their mobiles, yards apart. Patricia Hodge and Roger Allam can't agree on how to deal with household repairs. And Matthew Wolf decides to take a short break from this very programme. Ian Ogilvy, Julia McKenzie, Julian Sands and Sophie Winkleman attend an unusual Memorial, and Janie Dee and Richard Sisson enjoy a musical invitation list. Martin Jarvis lectures on being 'quite clear'.

So no worries about queuing up to get a drink in the interval or finding the loo. We're on the radio - the theatre of the listener's imagination. Sit back and enjoy.

Episode 3 cast: Alex Jennings, Patricia Hodge, Roger Allam, Rosalind Ayres, Mathew Wolf, Ian Ogilvy, Julia McKenzie, Sophie Winkleman, Julian Sands, Janie Dee, Richard Sisson, Martin Jarvis

Written by Michael Frayn

Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Martin Jarvis
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 15 Sep 2018 05:30


Role Contributor
Actor Alex Jennings
Actor Patricia Hodge
Actor Roger Allam
Actor Rosalind Ayres
Actor Matthew Wolf
Actor Ian Ogilvy
Actor Julia McKenzie
Actor Sophie Winkleman
Actor Julian Sands
Actor Janie Dee
Actor Richard Sisson
Actor Martin Jarvis
Writer Michael Frayn
Director Martin Jarvis
Producer Rosalind Ayres