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Anita Sullivan - The Bee Maker

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 ExtraLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

It's 2020 and the bees are nearly all gone. Human beings might be next.

Robotics expert, Deborah, builds artificial bees in order to help pollinate fruit trees across the world - real bees having been driven to the brink of extinction. But then a strange phenomenon strikes mankind - people start getting lost. It happens slowly, people lose their way, forget where they are. But before long society starts to crumble.

Deborah must fight her way across an apocalyptic Britain and find her way back home. But first she must remember where that is.

Anita Sullivan's dark and cautionary tale about our busy technology-filled lives first heard in 2014.

Deborah... Alice Lowe
May... Harriet Walter
Ant... Stuart McLoughlin
Hire Car Salesman... Alun Raglan
Customs Official... John Norton
Lost passenger... Claire Cage

Director: James Robinson

A BBC Cymru Wales Production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014 Show less


Alice Lowe
Hire Car Salesman:
Alun Raglan
Customs Official:
John Norton
Lost Passenger:
Claire Cage


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