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Afternoon Play: Referee by Nick Perry, starring Andrew Scott
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly

Andrew Scott winning the 2011 BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Supporting Actor in Referee.

Referee was broadcast on Radio 4 again yesterday which means that it is now available on the BBC iPlayer to listen to anytime over the next 7 days.

Cut and pasted from the BBC website:

Referee: Nick Perry's claustrophobic drama set in the world of top-flight sport.

Geoff is a football referee at the top of his profession. But after a controversial game, he's heavily criticised and dropped from the upcoming Cup Final. Geoff's frustration builds and his scruples are soon tested.

Andrew Scott's performance as Walter Koch won the 2011 BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Follow the link for the full details and to listen to it on iPlayer:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b010xzs7

Raks's Review

I have just listened to it. I don't "do" radio (I have had to create a radio tag specially for this play!), and I don't "do" sport at all, but I still enjoyed the play and could follow the story. The story is not really about sport; it is about temptation, and at what price you compromise on your integrity and sell your soul to the devil. Andrew Scott plays Walter Koch who is, effectively, the devil in this piece.

Recommended. Listen whilst you still have the opportunity!

King James Version (KJV)
Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?


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When you next come to England, if you want to see Emperor and Galilean, you can do so for free at the National Theatre Archive.

The Archive is here:
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/7058/archive/the-archive.html

You just have to contact them, get them to book you in on a particular day, and then you can just go and see it for free:
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/7096/contact-the-archive/how-to-get-in-touch.html

Hope that helps!

You can also watch Frankenstein again, and After the Dance (I did not much like After the Dance!).

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