BBCWS+RA.cc: John Christopher’s The Death Of Grass RADIO DRAMA (1986)

October 2, 2012
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BBC World ServiceRadioArchives.ccThere’s a one hour BBC World Service radio drama adaptation of John Christopher’s The Death Of Grass available as a torrent over on RadioArchive.cc. Broadcast on March 15, 1986 the programme is a highly compressed adaptation. But, it keeps a surprising number of the key scenes as well as managing to sustain the novel’s unique atmosphere.

All the world’s grain crops fail and martial law is declared. Engineer John Custance leads his family, and an assortment of other survivors, from London to Cumbria in a desperate attempt to survive the coming global famine. and assorted hangers on North after all the crops fail and martial law is declared.

Dramatized by Pat Hooker

Cast:
Bernard Brown as John Custance
Gwen Cheryl as Ann
Colin Starkey as Roger
Anne Jameson as Olivia
David Gough as Perry

Posted by Jesse Willis

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