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Classic radio sci-fi : a BBC drama collection.

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 (creator.). Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 (creator.). Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930 (creator.). Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 (creator.). Lem, Stanisław, (creator.). Stafford, Nick, 1959- (adapter.). Osment, Philip, (adapter.). Playfair, Nigel, 1874-1934 (adapter.). Naylor, Hattie, (adapter.). Selver, Paul, 1888-1970 (translator.). Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 Radio adaptation of (work): Frankenstein. (Added Author). Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 Radio adaptation of (work): Time machine. (Added Author). Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930 Radio adaptation of (work): Lost world. (Added Author). Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Radio adaptation of (expression): R.U.R. English. (Added Author). Lem, Stanisław. Radio adaptation of (expression): Solaris. English. (Added Author).

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Summary:

Five seminal science fiction classics are brought vividly to life in these gripping BBC Radio dramatisations, with casts including Robert Glenister, William Gaunt, Carleton Hobbs and Joanne Froggatt. Frankenstein (1994) is adapted from one of the first science fiction novels, Mary Shelley's tale of a scientist who tries to play God and creates a monster. The Time Machine (2009) dramatises one of the first stories to feature time travel, HG Wells' thrilling tale of an inventor who discovers a dystopian future. The Lost World (1975) is based on a classic fantasy adventure story by Arthur Conan Doyle, whose notion of dinosaurs roaming our world was the inspiration for Jurassic Park. R.U.R. (1989) is a radio production of Karel Kapek's thought-provoking play which introduced the word robot to the English language. Solaris (2007) dramatises Stanislaw Lem's pioneering ghost story set in space, both a suspenseful thriller and a philosophical meditation on guilt and the human condition.
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Baker County Library 791.447 .C614s 2017 (Text) 37814003348597 AUDIO - NEW Audiobook CD System_Only_3months 08/25/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781785296222
  • ISBN: 1785296221
  • Physical Description: 11 audio discs (9 hr., 45 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [London] : BBC Worldwide, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Five full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations" --Cover.
"Accompanying this collection is a bonus PDF file on CD 1, featuring the artwork and sleeve notes for each individual drama."
Formatted Contents Note:
Frankenstein / written by Mary Shelley ; dramatised by Nick Stafford ; directed by Claire Grove -- The time machine / written by HG Wells ; dramatised by Philip Osment ; directed by Jeremy Mortimer -- The lost world / written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ; dramatised by Peggy Wells and Barry Campbell ; produced by Betty Davies -- R.U.R. / written by Karel Čapek ; translated from the Czech by P. Selver ; adapted by Nigel Playfair ; directed by Glyn Dearman -- Solaris / written by Stanislaw Lem ; dramatised by Hattie Naylor ; directed by Polly Thomas.
Participant or Performer Note:
Performed by a full cast.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
"Frankenstein" first broadcast on BBC Radio 4, October 9-16, 1994.
"The Time Machine" first broadcast on BBC Radio 3, February 22, 2009.
"The Lost World" first broadcast on BBC Radio 4, January 26-February 9, 1975.
"R.U.R." first broadcast on BBC Radio 3, March 3, 1988.
"Solaris" first broadcast on BBC Radio 4, July 29-August 5, 2007.
Summary, etc.:
Five seminal science fiction classics are brought vividly to life in these gripping BBC Radio dramatisations, with casts including Robert Glenister, William Gaunt, Carleton Hobbs and Joanne Froggatt. Frankenstein (1994) is adapted from one of the first science fiction novels, Mary Shelley's tale of a scientist who tries to play God and creates a monster. The Time Machine (2009) dramatises one of the first stories to feature time travel, HG Wells' thrilling tale of an inventor who discovers a dystopian future. The Lost World (1975) is based on a classic fantasy adventure story by Arthur Conan Doyle, whose notion of dinosaurs roaming our world was the inspiration for Jurassic Park. R.U.R. (1989) is a radio production of Karel Kapek's thought-provoking play which introduced the word robot to the English language. Solaris (2007) dramatises Stanislaw Lem's pioneering ghost story set in space, both a suspenseful thriller and a philosophical meditation on guilt and the human condition.
System Details Note:
CD Audio.
PDF requires PC with Adobe Reader or other PDF reader.
Language Note:
Translated from the Czech.
Translated from the Polish.
Subject: Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character) > Drama.
Frankenstein's Monster (Fictitious character) > Drama.
Challenger, George Edward (Fictitious character) > Drama.
Dinosaurs > Drama.
Robots > Drama.
Artificial intelligence > Drama.
Life on other planets > Drama.
Genre: Science fiction radio programs.
Radio adaptations.
Sound recordings.
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