Post by beckettologist on Nov 3, 2012 1:22:09 GMT -5
Coming in January...
Hugh Bonneville and Tom Hollander have been cast in a BBC Radio adaptation of Michael Frayn’s book Skios, which will form part of a mini-season celebrating the writer in his 80th year.
Skios will be broadcast in January on BBC Radio 4, which will also air an adaptation of Frayn’s 1999 novel, Headlong. The season will be completed by a production of Frayn’s Copenhagen, to be transmitted on BBC Radio 3.
Skios, a 90-minute drama adapted by Archie Scottney for BBC Radio 4, will also star Janie Dee and Joanne Whalley. It is being produced byindependent production company Jarvis and Ayres, and directed by Martin Jarvis.
The company described the drama, which also features Lisa Dillon, Susan Sullivan and Jon Glover, as a story about “mislaid identities and academic absurdities on a sun-drenched Greek island”.
Jarvis said: “It was a joy to direct this international cast. There was much laughter in the studio and on location as we recorded Michael’s philosophic farce of mislaid identity and preposterous pretension.”
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 mis-identified.
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'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
Remember you can listen to BBC Radio even if you do not live in the UK. Yay for that!
desperateromantic: Hello everybody from Lima, Perú! I have seen most of the films Tom has been in, but watching REV, my heart melted completely to his huge talent and sex appeal..... He is so lovely!!!! I wish he may have a real happy birhtday....!!!!
Aug 25, 2015 0:18:55 GMT -5
beckettologist: Hello! Better late than never. Thanks for the shout out!
Jan 1, 2016 20:37:24 GMT -5