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Betrayal is a radio play by Harold Pinter. Originally produced in 1990 , the most recent production was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 as an installment of Saturday Drama on 14 July 2012[1].


The story of a love affair and the intricate nature of deceit, told in reverse time from its poignant ending to its thrilling first kiss.


  • Emma - Olivia Colman
  • Jerry - Andrew Scott
  • Robert - Charles Edwards
  • Waiter - Gerard McDermott
  • Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane

Critical Reception[]

"...exquisitely directed...This is how good the production was: you simply, instantly forgot about the reverse order. The writing, beautiful and sharp, certainly helped, with its leitmotifs (a game of squash, a trip to Torcello, a memory of picking up a young child) linking together the fragments of the couple's story, but this was also about three brilliant performances (Charles Edwards played Emma's husband Robert) that entirely convinced from the off." - Elizabeth Mahoney, The Guardian [2]