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The Day of the Triffids: Part 1: The End Begins


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A serial in six parts by Giles Cooper from the novel by John Wyndham
with Gary Watson and Barbara Shelley

Radio 4: 7.0 p.m.
It all begins with the end - the end of the world - almost. It happens during a night of brilliant green flashes - meteors? Perhaps - or satellite weapons. Who can say? It all begins, too, with a cloud of seeds floating, like white vapour, drifting wherever the winds of the world should take them, and the appearance of a vegetable growing on a rubbish heap.
In Giles Cooper's distinguished and infinitely cool and threatening adaptation of this classic science-fiction novel, a world in darkness and a monstrous example of ambulant plant life assume both a reality and a validity which long outlive their immediate entertainment value. (John Powell)


Author: John Wyndham
Adapted by: Giles Cooper
Music: David Cain, BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Producer: John Powell
Bill Masen: Gary Watson
Josella Playton: Barbara Shelley
Elspeth Cary: Freda Dowie
The Managing Director: Ralph Truman
Umberto Palankuez: Garard Green
Bill as a boy: Michael Deacon
Mr Masen: Peter Pratt
Walter Lucknor: Peter Baldwin
Nurse: Jan Edwards
Commentator: John Pullen
House Surgeon: Rolf Lefebvre
Publican: Haydn Jones

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The Day of the Triffids: Part 1: The End Begins

BBC Radio 4 FM, 20 June 1968 19.00

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