9. The Invisible Man
Nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award:- Best Actor (John Hurt)
'Griffin’s madness is superbly played by John Hurt who is irascible and capricious, you feel his desperation and his cunning as well as some sympathy as he tells of his miraculous breakthrough and descent into desperation... This is a terrifically well produced tale, highly absorbing and truthful to the wit and intelligence of the source material.' 5 Stars. Cultbox
"It's a bravura performance, and a fitting final bow for one of our most cherished thesps," SFX Magazine
In the midst of a snowstorm, a stranger arrives in an English country inn, seeking solitude. Soon, inexplicable goings-on at the Coach and Horses bring fear to the village.
Two very different men – the scholarly Dr Kemp and gentleman-of-the-road Thomas Marvel – are drawn into terrible events beyond their understanding.
A man named Griffin has defied the laws of nature, and is about to embark on a reign of terror. For he is... The Invisible Man.
Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Matt Fitton
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs
Written By: HG Wells, dramatised by Jonathan Barnes
Directed By: Ken Bentley
John Hurt (Griffin), Blake Ritson (Kemp), Peter Noble (Thomas Marvel), Dan Starkey (Teddy Henfrey), Annette Badland (Mrs Hall), David Rintoul (Reverend Bunting/ Dr Cuss/ The American), Richard Dixon (Colonel Adye/ Mariner/ Shopkeeper), Alex Clatworthy (Agatha/ Millie/ Marie), Alexander Forsyth (Sergeant Perkins/ Constable Jaffers/Barman). Other parts played by members of the cast.