Lady Windermere's Fan. Mrs Erlynne (Mira Sorvino). Copyright: Jarvis and Ayres Productions.

Lady Windermere's Fan

BBC Radio 3 comedy drama about a good woman. 1 episode in 2018. Stars Mira Sorvino, Susannah Fielding, James Callis, Jonathan Cake and others.

Lady Windermere's Fan

Radio adaptation of Oscar Wilde's comic play 'about a good woman'

Comedy Drama
BBC Radio 3
Mira Sorvino, Susannah Fielding, James Callis, Jonathan Cake, Rosalind Ayres, Ian Ogilvy, Peter Woodward, Matthew Wolf and others
Oscar Wilde
Martin Jarvis

A fresh look at Oscar Wilde's masterpiece of secrets, lies and betrayal. His subtitle: 'A play about a good woman'.

Social outsider Mrs Erlynne and respectable Lord Windermere share a secret. Are they having an affair?

Confronted by young wife Margaret, her husband denies it. Unconvinced, she decides to leave him. A roller-coaster examination of 'good' and 'bad'. Deceit. Infidelity. Love. The tell-tale fan becomes a vital clue as the truth finally becomes clear. But who actually is the 'good' woman?

A masterly thriller - its timelessness reflected in specially composed music - this drawing-room comedy is turned on its head in Wilde's amazingly up-to-date study of hypocrisy.

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First broadcast
Sunday 15th April 2018 on BBC Radio 3 at 7:30pm
Episode length
105 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 9th February 2020 at 7:30pm

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