Bartleby The Scrivener [Herman Melville]

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A law firm's copyist 'prefers' not to do parts of his job.

A man employed as a copyist in a firm of lawyers starts behaving strangely.

It begins with him announcing there are aspects of his work he'd 'prefer' not to do – although he's excellent at the actual work.

But then the list of things he'd rather avoid doing becomes more sinister...

Herman Melville's tale dramatised by Martyn Wade.

Starring Adrian Scarborough as Bartleby, Ian Holm as the Lawyer, David Collings as Turkey, Jonathan Keeble as Nippers, Philip Fox as Huff, John Rowe as Norton and Stephen Hogan as the Prison Officer.

Director: Cherry Cookson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.

A man employed as a copyist in a firm of lawyers starts behaving strangely. It begins with him announcing there are aspects of his work he'd 'prefer' not to do – although he's excellent at the actual work. But then the list of things he'd rather avoid doing becomes more sinister...

CAST:

The Lawyer ….Ian Holm
Bartleby ….Adrian Scarborough
Turkey ….David Collings
Nippers ….Jonathan Keeble
Hudd ….Philip Fox
Norton ….John Rowe
Prison Officer ….Stephen Hogan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.