|02||20110412||. Charles Dance narrates a dark comic tale by the master of the bizarre. With Ronald Pickup.|
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 Parson's Pleasure we meet Cyril Boggis (Ronald Pickup), an unscrupulous antiques dealer, who charms his way into people's homes disguised as a simple parson, hoping to pick up neglected treasures for a song. One bright, Sunday afternoon however, all does not go according to plan when, in the home of farmer Rummins, he discovers a priceless Chippendale commode...
Dramatised by Stephen Sheridan
Cyril Boggis....Ronald Pickup
Lady Harcourt..Lucie Fitchett
Producer/Director: David Blount
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.
. Charles Dance narrates a dark comic tale by the master of the bizarre. With Ronald Pickup."