Hey! Just started yesterday (Monday, May 19th 2008), on BBC Radio 7, The 7th Dimension has begun a 17-part UNABRIDGED reading of John Wyndham’s Science Fiction novel, The Day Of The Triffids. This is one of Wyndham’s best “cozy catastrophes” (and probably his most famous one) alongside The Kraken Wakes and The Midwich Cuckoos (aka Village Of The Damned).
The Day Of The Triffids
By John Wyndham; Read by Roger May
17 Half-hour RADIO BROADCASTS – Approx. 8 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Broadcaster: BBC7 / The 7th Dimension
Broadcast: Weekdays from May 19th to June 10th at 6:30pm (18:30) and 12:30am (00:30am) UK TIME
The consequences when the vast majority of humanity is suddenly rendered blind, in a world that is then quickly overrun with poisonous ambulatory plants (the titular Triffids).
Produced in Belfast by Susan Carson
And of course, everyone outside the UK can catch each installment using the BBC7 “Listen Again” service for up to 6 days following the broadcasts.
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