The story I want to tell you about today comes from a series called Someone Like You. The series aired on BBC Radio 4 in 2009 with the particular tale being the first of a five part series of dramatizations of Roald Dahl short stories.
It’s title is usually given as Man From The South, but it was originally titled Collector’s Item when it first appeared, in a 1948 issue of Collier’s Weekly.
It’s a fantastic little gem – a true oddity – one which you may even be familiar with from one of the many adaptations and references in movies and TV shows. Charles Dance is the narrator, and is his usual wonderful self in it.Andrew Sachs, the titular man, is both manic and enigmatic.
The file is only available via torrent at the wonderful RadioArchive.cc.
Someone Like You – Man From The South
Based on the story by Roald Dahl; Dramatized by Stephen Sheridan; Performed by a full cast
TORRENT – Approx. 14 Minutes [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 4
Broadcast: December 21, 2009
While on shore leave in Jamaica, a young marine agrees to a bizarre wager with an elderly South American.
Storyteller ……. Charles Dance
Old Man ……….. Andrew Sachs
Marine ………… Danny Mahoney
Girl ………….. Donnla Hughes
Spanish Woman ….. Rachel Atkins
Posted by Jesse Willis