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Dangerous Visions

Never Let Me Go

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

For Radio 4's Dangerous Visions season of dystopian storytelling our Book at Bedtime is Kazuo Ishiguro's haunting novel of friendship, love and loss.

Kathy, Tommy and Ruth have only ever known the sheltered world of Hailsham, a secluded country boarding school. As they grow up, they begin to understand the true purpose of their isolated upbringing and the fate that lies in store for them.

Ishiguro's alternative vision of late 1990s England is a disquieting meditation on what makes us human, whether we can escape the fate set out for us and how we each find meaning in our lives.

Book at Bedtime is an abridged version of the novel.

Written by Kazuo Ishiguro
Read by Rachel Shelley
Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Produced by Mair Bosworth. Show less

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