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Captain Oates is thawed out in the year 2065.
- Captain Oates - Stephen Dillane
- Archie - Vincent Marzello
- Europa - Lorelei King
- Hendrix; Edward VII - David Graham
- Ma - Pauline Letts
- Lloyd George - Sam Dastor
- Dr Coombs - Charles Millham
- Scott; Manfred - Nigel Carrington
- Dr Fitch - Peter Penry-Jones
- Strangler - Norman Jones
- Jailer - Tom Watt
- Parrot - David Bannerman
- Hungry Fred - Colin McFarlane
- Snooty woman - Irene Sutcliffe
Directed by Peter Kavanagh
"This fantastic comedy about a promiscuous wife who thaws out -- in more ways than one -- a fingerless, toeless, spotless Captain Oates after 153-post Scott years in the Antarctic ice and thereby sets him on the road to the gallows, would have overtaxed the imaginative powers of most playwrights. Not, however, those of a writer who has already (in The Pope's Brother) created a Devil who planned to exchange his toasting fork for the pontiff's crook. Steve Walker has got radio fantasy down to a fine art. By the time he has finished with us, we are almost persuaded that it is the most natural thing in the world for a horse to crack puns such as "I can't get enough of Oates!"" - The Times