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Dangerous Visions

Brave New World

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Aldous Huxley's thought-provoking classic tale of an irretrievably corrupt society, where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science and the drug Soma freely available. Show more

Dangerous Visions

Brave New World

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

In a corrupted society, where promiscuity is the norm and eugenics a respectable science, can John the Savage remain true to the values he learnt on the primitive reservation? Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Based on Charlotte Bronte's classic novel about an orphan girl who grows up to become a governess in a gloomy manor in Yorkshire, where she falls in love with Mr Rochester. Show more

Contributors

Edward Rochester:
Orson Welles
Jane Eyre:
Joan Fontaine
Adele Varens:
Margaret O'Brien
Brockelhurst:
Henry Daniell
Jane Eyre as a Child:
Peggy Ann Garner
Dr Rivers:
John Sutton
Colonel Dent:
Aubrey Mather
Helen Burns:
Elizabeth Taylor

Duration: 1 hour, 53 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

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Adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about the five husband-hunting Bennet sisters and the impact of Mr Darcy on the spirited Elizabeth. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth Bennet:
Greer Garson
Mrs Bennet:
Mary Boland
Mr Bennet:
Edmund Gwenn
Jane Bennet:
Maureen O'Sullivan
Lydia Bennet:
Ann Rutherford
Kitty Bennet:
Heather Angel
Mary Bennet:
Marsha Hunt
Mr Bingley:
Bruce Lester
Miss Caroline Bingley:
Frieda Inescourt
Lady Catherine de Bourgh:
Edna May Oliver

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