Day Of The Triffids, The [John Wyndham]

Episodes

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01The End Begins1968062020190701 (BBC7)

It all begins with the end - the end of the world - almost.

It happens during a night of brilliant green flashes - meteors? Perhaps - or satellite weapons. Who can say?

Survivor, Bill Masen recalls how the world was plunged into darkness with the dawning monstrous horror of ambulant plant life...

First published in 1951, John Wyndham's classic sci-fi novel dramatised in six parts by Giles Cooper.

Gary Watson …. Bill Masen
Freda Dowie …. Elspeth
Barbara Shelley …. Josella
Garard Green …. Umberto Palanguez
Ralph Truman …. Managing Director
Michael Deacon …. Young Bill
Peter Pratt …. Mr. Masen
Peter Baldwin …. Walter Lucknor
Jan Edwards …. Nurse
Rolf Lefebvre …. House Surgeon
Haydn Jones …. Publican
John Pullen …. Radio Commentator

This compelling tale has been made into a film, two television series and three radio versions.

Music composed by David Cain.

Producer: John Powell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1968.

Brilliant flashes and a cloud of seeds. Bill Masen recalls the world's plant nightmare.

John Wyndham's post-apocalyptic tale of murderous plants after a devastating meteor shower

Gary Watson …. Bill Masen
Freda Dowie …. Elspeth
Barbara Shelley …. Josella
Garard Green …. Umberto Palanguez
Ralph Truman …. Managing Director
Michael Deacon …. Young Bill
Peter Pratt …. Mr. Masen
Peter Baldwin …. Walter Lucknor
Jan Edwards …. Nurse
Rolf Lefebvre …. House Surgeon
Haydn Jones …. Publican
John Pullen …. Radio Commentator

02A Light In The Night1968062720190702 (BBC7)

'London was a city of the blind, the capital of a blind country in a blind world.'

Bill Masen finds a new companion, but can they survive the chaos of their surroundings?

First published in 1951, John Wyndham's classic sci-fi novel dramatised by Giles Cooper.

Gary Watson …. Bill Masen
Barbara Shelley …. Josella Playton
John Wyse …. Blind Man
John Pullen …. Radio Commentator

Music composed by David Cain.

Producer: John Powell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1968.

Bill finds a sighted companion, but can they survive the chaos of their surroundings?

John Wyndham's post-apocalyptic tale of murderous plants after a devastating meteor shower

03Conference And Confusion1968070420190703 (BBC7)

'There's a light... someone's trying to get the sighted people together - we're not alone!'

Bill and Josella join an army-led group, but their plans for a new community falter...

First published in 1951, John Wyndham's classic sci-fi novel dramatised by Giles Cooper.

Gary Watson …. Bill Masen
Barbara Shelley …. Josella Playton
Anthony Viccars …. Colonel Jaques
Peter Sallis …. Coker
Freda Dowie …. Elspeth
Victor Lucas …. Doctor Varless
Michael McClain …. Michael Beadley
Nigel Graham …. Ivan Simpson
Marjorie Westbury …. Miss Barr
Michael Deacon …. Mac
Jan Edwards …. Lucy
James McManus …. Alf
Hilda Kriseman …. Child
Anthony Jackson …. Other
Pauline Letts …. Other
Christopher Bidmead …. Other
Music composed by David Cain.

Producer: John Powell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1968.

Bill and Josella join an army-led group, but plans for a new community falter.

John Wyndham's post-apocalyptic tale of murderous plants after a devastating meteor shower

04Dead End1968071120190704 (BBC7)

'How am I supposed to find supplies like this - chained to a lot of blind men?'

Bill is forced to help a group of blind survivors. Will he ever find Josella, again?

First published in 1951, John Wyndham's classic sci-fi novel dramatised by Giles Cooper.

Gary Watson …. Bill Masen
James McManus …. Alf
Michael Deacon …. Mac
Jan Edwards …. Lucy
Peter Sallis …. Coker
Hilda Kriseman …. Miss Durrant
John Pullen …. Stephen Brennell
Wilfred Carter …. Sid
Rosalind Shanks …. Vera
Ann Murray …. Woman

Music composed by David Cain.

Producer: John Powell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1968.

Bill is forced to help a group of blind survivors. Will he ever find Josella again?

John Wyndham's post-apocalyptic tale of murderous plants after a devastating meteor shower

05World Narrowing1968071820190705 (BBC7)

'The utter loneliness was beginning to get on my nerves.'

Killer plants are on the rampage across the countryside. Bill sets-off in search of Josella but finds a new companion...

First published in 1951, John Wyndham's classic sci-fi novel dramatised by Giles Cooper.

Gary Watson …. Bill Masen
Barbara Shelley …. Josella Playton
Jill Cary …. Susan
Freda Dowie …. Mary
David Brierley …. Dennis
Margaret Robertson …. Joyce

Music composed by David Cain.

Producer: John Powell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1968.

Bill searches for Josella. The countryside now teems with killer plants.

John Wyndham's post-apocalyptic tale of murderous plants after a devastating meteor shower

06 LASTStrategic Withdrawl1968072520190708 (BBC7)

Bill and Josella are offered hope, but yet another obstacle is put in their way...

Conclusion of John Wyndham's classic sci-fi novel dramatised by Giles Cooper.

Gary Watson …. Bill Masen
Barbara Shelley …. Josella Playton
Freda Dowie …. Elspeth
Haydn Jones …. Torrance
Nigel Graham …. Ivan
David Brierley …. Dennis
Margaret Robertson …. Joyce
Jill Cary …. Susan
Alexander John …. First man
Leonard Fenton …. Second Man

Music composed by David Cain.

Producer: John Powell.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1968.

John Wyndham's post-apocalyptic tale of murderous plants after a devastating meteor shower