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Bill Nighy, Sarah Parish, Barbara Shelley and Peter Sallis are among the cast in these six classic BBC Radio dramatisations. John Wyndham’s quietly menacing post-apocalyptic tales are enduringly popular, and these gripping, atmospheric radio adaptations of his classic fiction are resonant with terror and suspense. In The Day of the Triffids, first broadcast in 1968, most p Bill Nighy, Sarah Parish, Barbara Shelley and Peter Sallis are among the cast in these six classic BBC Radio dramatisations. John Wyndham’s quietly menacing post-apocalyptic tales are enduringly popular, and these gripping, atmospheric radio adaptations of his classic fiction are resonant with terror and suspense. In The Day of the Triffids, first broadcast in 1968, most people have been left blind after a meteor shower, and lethal carnivorous triffids are roaming the land. The Kraken Wakes, dramatised for radio in 1998, is a thrilling story of monsters from the deep, alien invasion and ecological disaster. The Chrysalids, first broadcast in 1981, explores the dangers of being different, while the 1989 adaptation of short story Survival focuses on the lengths people will go to in order to survive. The Midwich Cuckoos, broadcast in 2003, is a disturbing tale of a village sealed off from the world for a day, and subsequently taken over by terrifying, inhuman children. Dramatised for radio in 1998, Chocky is a chilling tale of a boy who appears to be communicating with an invisible friend. Also included is Beware the Stare! a half-hour BBC Radio 4 documentary looking at The Midwich Cuckoos in print and on screen. Duration: 11 hours approx.


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Bill Nighy, Sarah Parish, Barbara Shelley and Peter Sallis are among the cast in these six classic BBC Radio dramatisations. John Wyndham’s quietly menacing post-apocalyptic tales are enduringly popular, and these gripping, atmospheric radio adaptations of his classic fiction are resonant with terror and suspense. In The Day of the Triffids, first broadcast in 1968, most p Bill Nighy, Sarah Parish, Barbara Shelley and Peter Sallis are among the cast in these six classic BBC Radio dramatisations. John Wyndham’s quietly menacing post-apocalyptic tales are enduringly popular, and these gripping, atmospheric radio adaptations of his classic fiction are resonant with terror and suspense. In The Day of the Triffids, first broadcast in 1968, most people have been left blind after a meteor shower, and lethal carnivorous triffids are roaming the land. The Kraken Wakes, dramatised for radio in 1998, is a thrilling story of monsters from the deep, alien invasion and ecological disaster. The Chrysalids, first broadcast in 1981, explores the dangers of being different, while the 1989 adaptation of short story Survival focuses on the lengths people will go to in order to survive. The Midwich Cuckoos, broadcast in 2003, is a disturbing tale of a village sealed off from the world for a day, and subsequently taken over by terrifying, inhuman children. Dramatised for radio in 1998, Chocky is a chilling tale of a boy who appears to be communicating with an invisible friend. Also included is Beware the Stare! a half-hour BBC Radio 4 documentary looking at The Midwich Cuckoos in print and on screen. Duration: 11 hours approx.

32 review for John Wyndham: A BBC Radio Drama Collection: Six classic BBC radio adaptations

  1. 5 out of 5

    Steph H

    What a great compilation of radio plays. I love John Wyndham's stories and was first introduced to them when reading The Day of the Triffids in school. I knew all of the stories on this compilation other than Survival and I think they were all very well done. Although these are "horror" stories I find them incredibly soothing, I think it's because they are just so well written. This is definitely a compilation I'll be coming back too. My only criticism would be that there's no way of knowing whic What a great compilation of radio plays. I love John Wyndham's stories and was first introduced to them when reading The Day of the Triffids in school. I knew all of the stories on this compilation other than Survival and I think they were all very well done. Although these are "horror" stories I find them incredibly soothing, I think it's because they are just so well written. This is definitely a compilation I'll be coming back too. My only criticism would be that there's no way of knowing which chapters relate to which books. The first number of chapters are The Day of The Triffids, but then after that you've got no way of knowing which chapters are which books, so if you wanted to skip to one of the stories instead of listening to the whole compilation you've got listen to each one a bit to work it out.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sasha

    These are individually great stories and the casts are fantastic, but don't do what I did and listen to them one after the other because they are simply too similar - you will just get overloaded. I got halfway through and just got over the sameness and put it on hiatus for a few months. There is an interesting mini bio on John Wyndham at the end too. These are individually great stories and the casts are fantastic, but don't do what I did and listen to them one after the other because they are simply too similar - you will just get overloaded. I got halfway through and just got over the sameness and put it on hiatus for a few months. There is an interesting mini bio on John Wyndham at the end too.

  3. 4 out of 5

    peppersocks

    Reflections and lessons learned: Dark and subversive logical fantasy stories, in perfect radio play settings to scare poo poo out of listeners... I still need to read the actual books but this was just as I hoped for... eerie and psychologically gross radio plays from another era

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sandy King

    Classic science fiction at its best. John Wyndham was a grand master of the genre. Each story was well transcribed into radio format and, while some were better than others, a satisfying jaunt into the realm of 'what if...?'. The Midwich Cuckoos and Survival are particularly noteworthy. Classic science fiction at its best. John Wyndham was a grand master of the genre. Each story was well transcribed into radio format and, while some were better than others, a satisfying jaunt into the realm of 'what if...?'. The Midwich Cuckoos and Survival are particularly noteworthy.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lee

    Okay but dated Enjoyed the stories although they are dated. Fine to dip in and out of between my usual crime and mystery reads/listens.

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    Chris Walker

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    John

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