Peter Wolf the man in the elephant mask

"Peter Wolf's first radio play won a Sony Award; his second retells the story of Joseph Merrick with a scorching intensity that confirms a real new talent. Cherry Cookson gives it a deservedly rich production."
"The story of the so-called Elephant Man is familiar. There has been a television version and a film, directed by David Lynch, but this radio version is by far the most engaging. The performancers are outstanding, especially Roger Allam as Merrick and Tim Pigott-Smith as Frederick Treves. But in drama everything depends on the writing, and here is where The Man In The Elephant Mask scores heavily...a superb version."
THE MAN IN THE ELEPHANT MASK was first broadcast September 1997 on BBC Radio 4,
with several repeats since its premiere

Script: Peter Wolf                 Director: Cherry Cookson                Music: Norbert Zehm