1 x 45 minute episode
MPEG-1 Layer 3
Afternoon Drama: Dangerous Visions - The Two Georges
Sci-fi author Philip K Dick is visited by the FBI in Stephen Keyworth’s comedy-drama.
In 1955, the fledgling science fiction writer Philip K Dick and his wife, Kleo, received a visit at their California home from two FBI agents, which they believed to be a result of Kleo’s left-wing activities. The consequences of the visit are largely unclear, with conflicting accounts suggesting that the couple were asked to spy on college radicals, travel to Mexico, and even that one of the FBI agents taught Dick how to drive.
Using this biographic encounter as its starting point, The Two Georges is a playful and fantastical story – Dick-esque in its absurdity – that sees the sci-fi writer partner up with an FBI agent to uncover a devilish conspiracy that strikes at the heart of Cold War McCarthyite America.
With Kyle Soller as Phil; Edward Hogg as Scruggs; Jaimi Barbakoff as Kleo; Craige Els as Smith; Wilf Scolding as Rick; and Heather Craney as Receptionist.
Writer Stephen Keyworth has written My Difficult Second Album for BBC Radio 4, as well as several adaptations, including Love My Rifle More Than You and A Farewell to Arms. He would deny being a science fiction fan but he has read over 30 books by Philip K Dick.
Producer/ Sasha Yevtushenko for the BBC