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.
- Production company
- 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