MR PYE adapted in 2 parts for BBC R4 by GLYN MAXWELL

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Artist, poet and novelist Mervyn Peake, perhaps best known for his Gormenghast trilogy, wrote this darkly comic modern fable in the 1950s and set it on Sark, a place he knew well.

This modern tale about an island divided against itself has been dramatised by poet and playwright GLYN MAXWELL for BBC Radio 4.

Ep. 1: 22 December 3pm
Ep. 2: 29 December 3pm

Peake peopled his island home with a regiment of eccentrics, angels and monsters – Miss Dredger, the redoubtable landlady who has never known love; the amoral Tanty who has known too much of it; the local painter Thorpe who has never sold a painting; and the monstrous busby-hatted Miss George.

Cast:
Adrian Scarborough……………………Mr. Pye
Deborah Findlay…………………………Miss Dredger
Christopher Harper…………………….Thorpe/ Major Overshot
Emily Bowker……………………………..Tintagieu
Jane Whittenshaw……………………….Miss George
Emma Noakes……………………………..Kiki, Mrs. Porter
Alex Blake…………………………………….Pawgy
Thomas Delacourt…………………………Pepe, Cragg, Outcrop
Directed by Frank Stirling
A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4