BBC Radio 4: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and The Rapture

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BBC Radio 4It’s that time of the week for a quick scan of the forthcoming BBC Radio schedules in the Radio Times. There are two solid items to set your Radio Downloader program humming: The first runs just an hour, the second in 15 minute chunks for 10 weekdays in a row.

First up, a repeat of the play first broadcast in early 2007…

BBC Radio 4 - Dr. Jekyll And Mr. HydeThe Saturday Play: Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
Based on the book by Robert Louis Stevenson; Performed by a full cast
1 Broadcast – Approx. 60 Minutes [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 4
Broadcast: Saturday July 25th 2009
When a London lawyer studies the last will of his old friend Dr Jekyll, his suspicions are aroused. Why has respectable Dr Jekyll left everything to sinister Edward Hyde? Directed by Claire Grove.
Dr Jekyll …… Adam Godley
Utterson …… David Horovitch
Enfield …… Mark Straker
Mrs Utterson …… Christine Kavanagh
Lanyon …… Sam Dale
Poole …… Joseph Kloska
Sir Danvers …… Ian Masters
Girl/Maid …… Emma Noakes
Housekeeper …… Bethan Walker

Next, described as an “eco-thriller”…

BBC Radio 4 - The Rapture by Liz JensenBook At Bedtime: The Rapture
By Liz Jensen; Read by Denise Black
10 Parts – Approx. 2.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED?]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 4
Broadcast: Monday-Friday July 27th – 31st August 3 -7 @ 22:45-23:00
It is a June unlike any other before, with temperatures soaring to asphyxiating heights. All across the world, freak weather patterns—and the life-shattering catastrophes they entail—have become the norm. The twenty-first century has entered a new phase. But Gabrielle Fox’s main concern is a personal one: to rebuild her life after a devastating car accident that has left her disconnected from the world, a prisoner of her own guilt and grief. Determined to make a fresh start, and shake off memories of her wrecked past, she leaves London for a temporary posting as an art therapist at Oxsmith Adolescent Secure Psychiatric Hospital, home to one hundred of the most dangerous children in the country. Among them: the teenage killer Bethany Krall.

[Thanks Roy!]

Posted by Jesse Willis

2 thoughts to “BBC Radio 4: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and The Rapture”

  1. Hi,
    I would love to buy the audio play of Dr Jekyll – to buy for my dad who is trying to improve his English. I thought that the play was really good. Where could i buy it??

    Thank you for your help,


  2. Stephanie,

    I’m afraid of a quick search of does not turn up the cd version.

    Neither does a search of the site.

    It may come out yet. But I think it isn’t commercially available at the moment.

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