Dark comedy by AL Kennedy, set in 1870s London and based on a true story.
Mr Parker is a sincere and kind man who, in search of a higher meaning to life, has moved from conventional religion to seances and spiritualism.
He believes he has met his saviour in the guise of Mr Thomson, a charming, erudite and utterly mesmerising medium.
But, unbeknown to Parker, Thomson is a complete and utter fake.
Morton/Mr Gordon/Gentleman/Wilson/Waiter....Jonathan Keeble
Miss Foster/Mrs Gordon/Lady No.1....Fiona Clarke
Miss Blackstone/Woman....Daryl Fishwick
Directed by Pauline Harris
Starring Bill Nighy as Thomson and Robert Glenister as Mr. Parker. A gothic, shadowy, and darkly comic drama about illusion, delusion and desire. Based on a true story in 1870's London. Mr. Parker is a sincere and kind man in search of a higher meaning to life. He has moved from conventional religion to séances and spiritualism. He believes he's met his saviour in the guise of Mr. Thomson - a charming, erudite, and utterly mesmerising medium, but unbeknown to Parker, Thomson is a complete and utter fake.
BBC DRAMA NORTH