Jack Watling and Eleanor Bron star in a BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of Graham Greene's darkly comic novel. Wormold is making a precarious living as a vacuum cleaner salesman in 1950's Havana. But as the political tensions heat up, he worries that his teenage daughter Milly might be left penniless if anything happens to him. So when a polite Englishman offers him $300-plus a month, he quickly agrees to the proposed arrangement and becomes Agent 59200/5 - M16's man in Havana.
The money comes at a price, however, and as Wormold isn't keen on spying he creates imaginary reports based on Lamb's 'Tales from Shakespeare' and sketches military installations based on drawings of the insides of vacuum cleaners. As his creations become increasingly involved and elaborate, strange things begin happening - his imaginary creations develop the disturbing habit of turning into fact.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2000
- 141 x 108mm