A BBC Radio 4 dark comedy by Alison Kennedy, set in 1870s London and based on a true story. Originally broadcast in the ‘Saturday Play’ slot on 13 March 2010.
Mr Parker is a sincere and kind man who, in search of a higher meaning to life, has moved from conventional religion to séances and spiritualism. He believes he has met his saviour in the guise of Mr Thomson, a charming, erudite and utterly mesmerising medium. But, unbeknown to Parker, Thomson is a complete and utter fake.
Features Bill Nighy as Mr Thomson and Robert Glenister as Mr Parker. Also stars Jonathan Keeble, Andrew Westfield, Fiona Clarke, Daryl Fishwick and Daniel Browell. Directed by Pauline Harris.