Friday, 2 November 2018

Peter George - Dr. Strangelove

PETER GEORGE - DR. STRANGELOVE (320kbs-m4a/133mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 30th September 2018


Thermonuclear war erupts in Kerry Shale's award-winning dramatisation of the apocalyptic black comedy, playing multiple roles.

'Dr. Strangelove' came to prominence in the 1964 film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Based on the novel 'Red Alert' by Peter George, it famously starred Peter Sellers in multiple roles.

As well as the dramatisation, Kerry Shale also takes several roles: Dr Strangelove, Lieutenant Kivel, Lieutenant Barney Goldberg, Lieutenant Lothar Zogg, Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, General Jack D Ripper and President Merkin Muffley.

With William Hootkins as the King, Sean Barratt as General Buck Turgidson, Stuart Milligan as Gwarne, Nigel Anthony as the Soviet Ambassador,  Peter Whitman as Staines, William Roberts as Gap and John Baddeley as Ball.

Alexei de Sadesk and Teresa Gallagher as the Narrators

Director: Gordon House.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1993.

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