Before The Screaming Begins [Wally K Daly]

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012008031020190902 (BBC7)

An invasion by aliens interrupts a wedding anniversary celebration.

Dramas and adaptations from the famed writer for radio and TV.

An invasion by aliens interrupts an idyllic wedding anniversary celebration for Tom Harris and his wife.

Before the Screaming Begins is the first of Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy which continues with The Silent Scream and With a Whimper to the Grave.

Tom Harris.... James Laurenson
Sally Harris.... Jennifer Piercey
AP Smith.... Donald Hewlett
Detective Sergeant Forbes.... Robert Trotter
Catherine's Mother.... Katherine Parr
Nurse.... Maggie Ollerenshaw
Desk Sergeant.... Peter Williams
Silkin.... Peter Wickham
Alien Voice.... Malcolm Gerard
Alien Controller.... Manning Wilson

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a 90 minute Saturday-Night Theatre production on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.

021978070120190903 (BBC7)

The startling new mental powers of Tom Harris sparks the interest of authorities...

Continuing the first of Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy (including The Silent Scream and With a Whimper to the Grave) courtesy of a recording made by the author. Sadly the master tape was not saved in the BBC archive.

Starring James Laurenson as Tom Harris, Jennifer Piercey as Sally Harris, Patrick Troughton as the Prime Minister, Donald Hewlett as AP Smith, Robert Trotter as Detective Sergeant Forbes, Peter Williams as the MP, Peter Wickham as Silkin, Malcolm Gerard as the Alien Voice and Manning Wilson as the Alien Controller.

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a 90 minute Saturday-Night Theatre production on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.

Tom's new mental powers interest the authorities.

Dramas and adaptations from the famed writer for radio and TV.

Before the Screaming Begins is the first of Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy which continues with The Silent Scream and With a Whimper to the Grave.

Tom Harris.... James Laurenson
Sally Harris.... Jennifer Piercey
Prime Minister.... Patrick Troughton
AP Smith.... Donald Hewlett
Detective Sergeant Forbes.... Robert Trotter
MP.... Peter Williams
Silkin.... Peter Wickham
Alien Voice.... Malcolm Gerard
Alien Controller.... Manning Wilson

031978070120190904 (BBC7)

The sinister intentions of the alien invaders are finally revealed. Can the Earth fight back?

Continuing the first of Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy (including The Silent Scream and With a Whimper to the Grave) courtesy of a recording made by the author. Sadly the master tape was not saved in the BBC archive.

Starring James Laurenson as Tom Harris, Jennifer Piercey as Sally Harris, Patrick Troughton as the Prime Minister, Donald Hewlett as AP Smith, Robert Trotter as Detective Sergeant Forbes, Katherine Parr as the PM's Wife/Catherine's Mother, Peter Williams as the MP, Nigel Graham as Brosteaux, Geoffrey Leesley as Corporal Wilkes, Eric Allen as Corporal Johnson, Maggie Ollerenshaw as the Cabinet Minister, Peter Wickham as Silkin, Malcolm Gerard as the Alien Voice and Manning Wilson as the Alien Controller.

Director: Martin Jenkins

First broadcast as a 90 minute Saturday-Night Theatre production on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.

The alien intent is revealed. Can the Earth fight back? Stars Donald Hewlett.

Dramas and adaptations from the famed writer for radio and TV.

Conclusion of Before the Screaming Begins - the first of Wally K Daly's sci-fi trilogy which continues with The Silent Scream and With a Whimper to the Grave.

Tom Harris.... James Laurenson
Sally Harris.... Jennifer Piercey
Prime Minister.... Patrick Troughton
AP Smith.... Donald Hewlett
Detective Sergeant Forbes.... Robert Trotter
Prime Minister's Wife.... Katherine Parr
MP.... Peter Williams
Brosteaux.... Nigel Graham
Corporal Wilkes.... Geoffrey Leesley,
Corporal Johnson.... Eric Allen
Cabinet Minister.... Maggie Ollerenshaw
Silkin.... Peter Wickham
Alien Voice.... Malcolm Gerard
Alien Controller.... Manning Wilson