Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
From BBC Radio 4 – 15 Minute Drama:
Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt
Graham Greene’s comic ‘entertainment’, set in rural Spain a few years after the death of Franco.
Father Quixote makes a friend of an Italian bishop, with unexpected consequences.
2/10: Father Quixote receives some unwelcome – and very surprising – news from his bishop.
3/10: Newly appointed a Monsignor, Father Quixote and his friend Sancho set off on their quest for purple socks.
4/10: Father Quixote and his friend Sancho arrive in Madrid to buy purple socks – and attract the unwelcome attention of the Guardia Civil.
5/10: Father Quixote and his friend Sancho arrive in Madrid to buy purple socks – and attract the unwelcome attention of the Guardia Civil.
6/10: Monsignor Quixote and Sancho help a robber – and pay an unexpected price.
7/10: Monsignor Quixote wakes from a drugged sleep to discover that he has been kidnapped and taken back to El Toboso.
8/10: Imprisoned in his own house, Father Quixote is at the mercy of his bishop – unless his friend Sancho can pull off a daring rescue.
9/10: Having escaped El Toboso, Monsignor Quixote and Sancho go in search of wine but find themselves in a battle to save the honour of the church.
10/10: Monsignor Quixote and Sancho are taken in by the monks at the monastery of Oseira and their journey comes to an end.
Directed by Marc Beeby.
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