Alex Garland - The Coma

Episodes

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0120080420 (BBC7)
20130916 (BBC7)

A young man is attacked on a train late one night and knocked unconscious. Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's novel.

0120080420 (BBC7)
20150622 (BBC7)

A young man is attacked on a train late one night and knocked unconscious. Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's novel.

0120080420 (BBC7)
20130917 (BBC7)

A young man is attacked on a train late one night and knocked unconscious.

0120080420 (BBC7)
20150623 (BBC7)

A young man is attacked on a train late one night and knocked unconscious.

0120080420 (BBC7)
20170103 (BBC7)

A young man is attacked on a train late one night and knocked unconscious.

0120080420 (BBC7)
20170102 (BBC7)

A young man, Carl, is beaten up on a train late one night. As he falls into a coma, we travel with him on his journey through the bizarre world of his subconscious as he struggles to wake up.

Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's surreal fantasy exploring the lucid, but powerless workings of the mind of a coma patient. This surreal fantasy play tricks on both the story's protagonist and the listener.

Alex Garland is the bestselling author of cult classic, The Beach. He also wrote the screenplay for the zombie hit, 28 Days Later, plus Sunshine, Never Let Me Go and Dredd.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2004.

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0220080427 (BBC7)
20130917 (BBC7)

Carl fears the attack has caused brain damage, as he keeps having blackouts. Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's novel.

0220080427 (BBC7)
20150623 (BBC7)

Carl fears the attack has caused brain damage, as he keeps having blackouts. Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's novel.

0220080427 (BBC7)
20150624 (BBC7)

Carl fears the attack has caused brain damage, as he keeps having blackouts. Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's novel.

0220080427 (BBC7)
20170103 (BBC7)

Carl fears the attack has caused brain damage, as he keeps having blackouts. Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's novel.

0220080427 (BBC7)
20130918 (BBC7)

Carl fears the attack has caused brain damage, as he keeps having blackouts.

0220080427 (BBC7)
20150624 (BBC7)

Carl fears the attack has caused brain damage, as he keeps having blackouts.

0220080427 (BBC7)
20170104 (BBC7)

Carl fears the attack has caused brain damage, as he keeps having blackouts.

03
0320080504 (BBC7)
20130918 (BBC7)

As Carl gets used to his coma world, he looks for triggers to wake him up. Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's novel.

0320080504 (BBC7)
20150624 (BBC7)

As Carl gets used to his coma world, he looks for triggers to wake him up. Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's novel.

0320080504 (BBC7)
20170104 (BBC7)

As Carl gets used to his coma world, he looks for triggers to wake him up. Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's novel.

0320080504 (BBC7)
20130919 (BBC7)

As Carl gets used to his coma world, he looks for triggers to wake him up.

0320080504 (BBC7)
20150625 (BBC7)

As Carl gets used to his coma world, he looks for triggers to wake him up.

0320080504 (BBC7)
20170105 (BBC7)

As Carl gets used to his coma world, he looks for triggers to wake him up.

04
0420080511 (BBC7)
20130919 (BBC7)

Panic kicks in as Carl's dream-world dissolves into a void. Will he ever wake up? Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's novel.

0420080511 (BBC7)
20150625 (BBC7)

Panic kicks in as Carl's dream-world dissolves into a void. Will he ever wake up? Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's novel.

0420080511 (BBC7)
20170105 (BBC7)

Panic kicks in as Carl's dream-world dissolves into a void. Will he ever wake up? Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland's novel.

0420080511 (BBC7)
20130920 (BBC7)

Panic kicks in as Carl's dream-world dissolves into a void. Will he ever wake up?

0420080511 (BBC7)
20150626 (BBC7)

Panic kicks in as Carl's dream-world dissolves into a void. Will he ever wake up?

0420080511 (BBC7)
20170106 (BBC7)

Panic kicks in as Carl's dream-world dissolves into a void. Will he ever wake up?

05
0520080518 (BBC7)
20150626 (BBC7)

Fear of never waking up turns to fear of waking up as Carl starts to stir. Tom Goodman-Hill concludes Alex Garland's novel.

0520080518 (BBC7)
20170106 (BBC7)

Fear of never waking up turns to fear of waking up as Carl starts to stir. Tom Goodman-Hill concludes Alex Garland's novel.

0520080518 (BBC7)
20150627 (BBC7)

Fear of never waking up turns to fear of waking up as Carl starts to stir.

0520080518 (BBC7)
20170107 (BBC7)

Fear of never waking up turns to fear of waking up as Carl starts to stir.

05 LAST20080518 (BBC7)
20130920 (BBC7)

Fear of never waking up turns to fear of waking up as Carl starts to stir. Tom Goodman-Hill concludes Alex Garland's novel.

05 LAST20080518 (BBC7)
20130921 (BBC7)

Fear of never waking up turns to fear of waking up as Carl starts to stir.