Severed Head, The [Iris Murdoch]

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012015082420200303 (BBC7)
20200302 (BBC7)

When Martin Lynch-Gibbon's wife runs off with her analyst and his best friend, Palmer Anderson, the three characters attempt to behave in a civilised manner.

But there is the matter of Martin's mistress and Palmer's sister to contend with - and undoubtedly the thin veneer of civilisation will crack...

Iris Murdoch's witty and wise story dramatised in five parts by Stephen Wakelam.

Martin.... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Antonia.... Victoria Hamilton
Palmer Anderson.... Mattthew Marsh
Honor Klein.... Helen Schlesinger
Georgie.... Rhiannon Neads
Alexander.... Sam Dale

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.

Iris Murdoch's satire on analysis as a group of over-cultivated characters swap partners.

022015082520200304 (BBC7)
20200303 (BBC7)

Martin's wife may have left him for his friend and her analyst, Palmer Anderson, but they are determined that they should remain on civilised terms.

But how does Martin now feel about his own mistress, Georgie, and why does Honor Klein, Palmer's frightening sister, insist on passing judgement on Martin's behaviour?

Iris Murdoch's witty satire on analysis and amorality dramatised by Stephen Wakelam.

Martin.... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Antonia.... Victoria Hamilton
Honor Klein.... Helen Schlesinger
Georgie.... Rhiannon Neads

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.

Iris Murdoch's witty satire as a group of over-cultivated characters swap partners.

Iris Murdoch's satire on analysis as a group of over-cultivated characters swap partners.

032015082620200305 (BBC7)
20200304 (BBC7)

Martin is forced to explain his adultery to his adulterous wife and her lover and finds his civilised front buckling in an unexpected fashion.

Iris Murdoch's witty and wise story dramatised by Stephen Wakelam.

Martin.... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Antonia.... Victoria Hamilton
Honor Klein.... Helen Schlesinger
Palmer Anderson.... Matthew Marsh
Georgie.... Rhiannon Neads

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.

Iris Murdoch's witty satire on analysis and overly-cultivated bed-swapping characters.

Iris Murdoch's satire on analysis as a group of over-cultivated characters swap partners.

042015082720200306 (BBC7)
20200305 (BBC7)

As Martin finds himself evermore enthralled by the Goddess like qualities of Honor Klein, he finds himself entering a world that seems almost mythological in its practices and would leave modern day society outraged.

Iris Murdoch's witty and wise story dramatised by Stephen Wakelam.

Martin.... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Antonia.... Victoria Hamilton
Palmer Anderson.... Matthew Marsh
Alexander.... Sam Dale

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.

Iris Murdoch's witty satire on analysis as an over-cultivated set swap partners

Iris Murdoch's satire on analysis as a group of over-cultivated characters swap partners.

052015082820200307 (BBC7)
20200306 (BBC7)

The merry-go round of partner swapping comes to a grinding halt but just who will end up with who?

There are shocks and surprises right up to the end of Iris Murdoch's blackly comic satire.

Martin.... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Antonia.... Victoria Hamilton
Honor Klein.... Helen Schlesinger
Palmer Anderson.... Matthew Marsh
Georgie.... Rhiannon Neads
Alexander.... Sam Dale

Dramatised by Stephen Wakelam.

Director: Sally Avens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2015.

Iris Murdoch' satire on the bed-swapping antics of an overly-cultivated set.

Iris Murdoch's satire on analysis as a group of over-cultivated characters swap partners.