BBC Radio Plays
#11  tubemonkey 12-26-2014, 10:18 AM
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Ancient runes spark a geologist's exploration of an impossible realm. Jules Verne's adventure stars Nathaniel Parker and Nicholas Le Prevost.

#12  HarryT 12-28-2014, 10:12 AM
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

6 Part Radio 4 dramatisation. Episode list at:

Should be available until around 22nd Jan or so.

#13  AnemicOak 04-17-2015, 03:30 PM
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

#14  tilia 04-24-2015, 08:50 AM
Mort by Terry Pratchett

4 parts, first one available for another 26 days, so until 20th of May or so.

#15  tubemonkey 09-13-2015, 04:46 AM
Here are a couple of one episode tales from Ray Bradbury:

The Illustrated Man

Iain Glen is the Illustrated Man in a dramatisation by Brian Sibley of Ray Bradbury's iconic short story collection.

A young traveller encounters a vagrant on the road who claims his tattoos come to life after dark and have the powers of prophecy.

The vagrant offers his young travelling companion tantalising glimpses into the future with tales of restless androids, children caught up in a sinister game and astronauts stranded in outer space which all hint at dark and troubling times ahead.

The Martian Chronicles

Derek Jacobi and Hayley Atwell lead an all-star cast in a thrilling new dramatisation, re-imagining Ray Bradbury's timeless fable of doomed Martian colonisation.

When the first expedition to Mars mysteriously disappears, Earth sends a second to find out what happened. But the real mission is classified. And only Captain Wilder knows the truth.

#16  crich70 09-14-2015, 04:25 PM
I found the following for downloading the audio dramas. Click

#17  Mike Hobart 09-18-2015, 06:52 AM
Sorry, the BBC caught up with Radio Downloader -- it has been cut down so it only downloads podcasts which the BBC makes available to the public.

There are other options, but I don't want to discuss them in a public place. Send me a message if you want more details.

#18  tubemonkey 10-29-2015, 09:40 PM
BBC Radio 4 -- exp 22 Nov
It's the 1890s and Mr Kurtz, one of the senior agents of an Ivory trading company, has disappeared.

Marlow, a skipper, is hired to take a steamship up the Congo River to find him. But the further he and the other company men travel up river, the greater the sense of impending danger, and the more disturbing the rumours that begin to circulate about Kurtz.
Orson Welles wrote this screenplay in 1939, with the intention of directing and starring as both Marlow and Kurtz. After founding the Mercury Theatre in 1937, his celebrated production of Julius Caesar and his radio adaption of The War of The Worlds established him as a major talent. RKO Pictures then signed a deal with him to produce his first feature film. Welles intended this to be Heart of Darkness but the script proved to be too audacious for them - and his second script, Citizen Kane, was greenlit instead.

#19  tubemonkey 05-21-2016, 10:25 AM
BBC Radio 4 -- Dangerous Visions

Dangerous Visions is back! -- Immerse yourself in visions of the future with a set of thrilling tales. Dangerous Visions on BBC Radio 4 is a season of dramas that present uneasy reflections of the future.

Mixing classic sci-fi with brand new writing, Dangerous Visions 2016 features new productions - 10 in total - and a strong line-up of acting talent, including Tim McInnerny (Blackadder), Tamsin Greig (Green Wing), Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones) and Catrin Stewart (Doctor Who, Misfits).

The season begins on Sunday 22 May 2016 with a step into Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.

Programmes are spread across three weeks. All dramas and readings will be available to listen to online for 30 days. You can also download each drama via the iPlayer Radio app.
Schedule --> episodes expire 30 days after first broadcast

#20  tubemonkey 05-21-2016, 10:43 AM
Brave New World -- Aldous Huxley/ Jonathan Holloway --> 2 episodes

Episode 1 -- 58 min --> starts Sun 22 May @ 3pm BST
Radio 4's Dangerous Visions Season of dramas that explore uneasy reflections of the future opens with a Classic. It's 2116 and Helmholtz Watson and Bernard Marx are token rebels in an irretrievably corrupted society where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science, and the drug Soma freely available.
Episode 2 -- 58 min --> starts Sun 29 May @ 3pm BST
The Dangerous Visions Season continues with the second part of Aldous Huxley's Classic dystopian tale . John the "Savage" has been brought back to a "civilised" world where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science and the drug Soma freely available. Can he retain the ideal of freedom his childhood taught him?

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