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The Caretaker is a radio play by Harold Pinter, based on his stage play. Originally produced on radio in 1962 and again in 1969, the 2010 remake was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 27 November 2010, as an installment of the Saturday Play[1].

PlotEdit

Ashton rescues an old man from a fight in a cafe, and takes him home to his attic room. He offers the man a job as a caretaker.

CastEdit

Directed by Peter Kavanagh

Critical ReceptionEdit

"...an emotional kaleidoscope, constantly tilting between menace and incongruity. What is going on? The perpetual terrifying human dance, that’s what, vividly realised, utterly recognisable, conducted at the safe distance of a play. It lingers in the mind to haunt and warn because it has terrified you yet sometimes surprised you into sudden laughter. It was, in short, marvellous." - Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.radiolistings.co.uk/programmes/caretaker__the.html
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00w6lqz
  3. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturecritics/gillianreynolds/8169095/Escaping-The-X-Factor-with-the-help-of-Pinter-and-Jacobi-radio-review.html

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