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Dangerous Visions

The Kraken Wakes

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

John Wyndham's science fiction novel adapted by Val McDermid. Performed with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in a terrifying modern retelling of alien invasion and global flooding. Show more

Contributors

Mike Watson:
Paul Higgins
Phyllis Watson:
Tamsin Greig
Dr Emma Chisholm:
Sally Carman
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon:
Nicola Sturgeon

Genres

Dangerous Visions

The Kraken Wakes

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Lone alien attacks are replaced by global flooding. Mike and Phyllis fight to survive as much of the world is submerged and most of the global population dead or displaced. Show more

Contributors

Mike Watson:
Paul Higgins
Phyllis Watson:
Tamsin Greig
Dr Emma Chisholm:
Sally Carman
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon:
Nicola Sturgeon

Genres

South Riding

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama series. Sarah's ambitions for her school find their focus in the gifted eldest child of a labourer and his wife, who live with their children in a shanty town on the cliffs. Show more

Contributors

Sarah Burton:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Lydia Holly:
Charlie May-Clark
Miss Sigglesthwaite:
Brid Brennan
Midge Carne:
Katherine McGolpin
Robert Carne:
David Morrissey
Gaius Drew:
Ian Bartholomew
Matron:
Maggie Fox
Young Robert Carne:
Daniel West
Muriel Carne:
Lydia Wilson
Mrs Beddows:
Penelope Wilton
Mr Holly:
Shaun Dooley
Gertie Holly:
Alexandra Pearson
Joe Astell:
Douglas Henshall
Anthony Snaith:
Peter Firth
Mrs Brimsley:
Marie Critchley
Alfred Huggins:
John Henshaw
Bessy Warbuckle:
Janine Mellor
Mrs Huggins:
Penny Layden
Reg Aythorne:
John Paul Hurley
Producer:
Lisa Osborne