|04||20110414||. Charles Dance narrates a comic tale of adultery. With Kerry Shale and Lorelei King.|
Charles Dance leads the cast as the urbane Storyteller in dramatisations of five classic tales by Roald Dahl, taken from the anthology, Kiss, Kiss. Bizarre and amusing by turns, these black comedies are justly famous for their surprise endings.
The stories show Dahl at the height of his powers as a writer of adult fiction, and are characterized by their deliciously cynical view of human nature and the relish with which they punish the charlatans, bullies and schemers who inhabit their world.
In Mrs Bixby & The Colonel's Coat, Mrs Bixby - wife of a dull, New York dentist - is having an affair with a wealthy playboy known as the Colonel. When he decides to end their relationship, the Colonel gives her a mink coat as a keepsake. Realizing that her husband will wonder where she acquired such an expensive gift, Mrs Bixby devises an ingenious plan to explain it away....
Dramatised by Stephen Sheridan
Mrs Bixby / Miss Pulteney....Lorelei King
Bixby / Colonel /
Wilkins / Pawnbroker....Kerry Shale
Producer/Director: David Blount
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.
. Charles Dance narrates a comic tale of adultery. With Kerry Shale and Lorelei King."