The Revenge is a radio play by Andrew Sachs. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 01 June 1978. The running time is 30 minutes. It is probably his most famous play, consisting entirely of sound effects with no spoken dialogue.
Possible scenario: A man breaks out of jail (alarm sounding), is chased by people and dogs and escapes through woodland avoiding discovery by hiding underwater. He walks along a road towards a pub, steals clothes and a motorbike and eventually makes his way to a house which he breaks into. He eats and waits. The house occupant comes home and is murdered while in the bath - the man has taken his revenge. The man then rings 999 - to turn himself in?
The listeners hear exactly what the protagonist hears during his odyssey, as if they were in the body of the protagonist himself. For the stereophonic illusions to work properly, this work has to be heard on headphones.
Directed by Glyn Dearman