Dark Vignettes [Dangerous Visions]

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01Blackout2016052220200216 (R4)Blackout by Julian Simpson. What happens in London when internet and power shut down?

Dramas that explore contemporary takes on future dystopias.

The first of four specially-commissioned stories in the Dangerous Visions series.

Blackout by Julian Simpson
“Yesterday was the day when the phones stopped working.”
But the phones are only the start, as London is plunged into an internet and power blackout. A woman starts a diary of the first days as she watches first the infrastructure and then the civilisation of her city begin to collapse.

Writer: Julian Simpson
Director: Julian Simpson
Reader: Nicola Walker
Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

Blackout by Julian Simpson
“Yesterday was the day when the phones stopped working. ?
But the phones are only the start, as London is plunged into an internet and power blackout. A woman starts a diary of the first days as she watches first the infrastructure and then the civilisation of her city begin to collapse.

02The Fanglur And The Twoof2016052920200223 (R4)By Toby Litt. A family must cross an extraordinary desert.

Dramas that explore contemporary takes on future dystopias.

The second of four specially-commissioned stories in the Dangerous Visions series.

The Fanglur And The Twoof by Toby Litt.
With the mysterious Noma as their guide, a family set off with their herd across the desert in search of pools and lakes. But this is no ordinary desert. There is no sand - just human teeth.

Writer: Toby Litt
Reader: Farshid Rokey
Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

By Toby Litt. A family must cross an extraordinary desert.

Dramas that explore contemporary takes on future dystopias.

03Spine2016060520200301 (R4)3/4. Spine by Anita Sullivan. A mother and son try to escape their repressive homeland.

Dramas that explore contemporary takes on future dystopias.

The third of four specially-commissioned stories in the Dangerous Visions series.

Spine by Anita Sullivan
Set in the not-too-distant future. A mother and son must run the gauntlet of high-tech security, and severe travel-restrictions, to leave their homeland in search of a better life.

Writer: Anita Sullivan
Reader: Martina Laird
Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

04Inertia2016061220200308 (R4)The last of four specially-commissioned stories in the Dangerous Visions series.

Inertia by Melissa Lee-Houghton
Somewhere in a near-future Britain, Mr McManus wakes up in hospital and discovers that the healthcare provision he’s been paying for is not at all as expected.

Writer: Melissa Lee-Houghton
Reader: Tim McInnerny
Producer: Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

4/4. Inertia by Melissa Lee-Houghton. In hospital, a man experiences sinister healthcare.

Dramas that explore contemporary takes on future dystopias.