The Death Of Grass

Dramatisation of the science fiction novel by John Christopher.

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01*20090302

Dramatisation of the science fiction novel by John Christopher.

It is 1956 and a virus has wiped out the crops of South East Asia, causing a famine.

John Custance and his family visit his brother David's farm in Westmorland, convinced that the same thing could not happen there.

Narrator....David Mitchell

  • ann....rebecca egan
  • david....Jonathan Dryden Taylor

    part of bbc radio 4's science fiction season.

    it is 1956 and a virus has wiped out the crops of south east asia, causing a famine

  • john....darrell brockis
  • roger....Gus Brown

    It is 1956 and a virus has wiped out the crops of South East Asia, causing a famine.

    John Custance and his family visit his brother David's farm in Westmorland, convinced that the same thing could not happen there.

  • 02*20090303

    Dramatisation of the science-fiction novel by John Christopher.

    The world begins to panic as the virus spreads.

    But just as things seem to be calming down a little, Roger confronts John with some horrifying news.

    Narrator....David Mitchell

  • ann....rebecca egan
  • david....Jonathan Dryden Taylor

    part of bbc radio 4's science fiction season.

    the world panics as the virus spreads and roger confronts john with some horrifying news

  • john....darrell brockis
  • pirrie....Bruce Alexander
  • roger....Gus Brown

    The world begins to panic as the virus spreads.

    But just as things seem to be calming down a little, Roger confronts John with some horrifying news.

  • 03*20090304

    Dramatisation of the science fiction novel by John Christopher.

    Having broken past the roadblocks, the convoy is hoping for a clear run to Blind Gill.

    But a level crossing, a gatehouse and a carjack change the Custances's lives for ever.

    Narrator....David Mitchell

  • ann....rebecca egan
  • john....darrell brockis
  • man....Andrew Mayer
  • mr spruce....Jonathan Dryden Taylor

    part of bbc radio 4's science fiction season.

    a level crossing, a gatehouse and a carjack change the custances' lives for ever

  • pirrie....Bruce Alexander
  • roger....Gus Brown

    Having broken past the roadblocks, the convoy is hoping for a clear run to Blind Gill.

    But a level crossing, a gatehouse and a carjack change the Custances's lives for ever.

  • 04*20090305

    Dramatisation of the science-fiction novel by John Christopher.

    The journey to Blind Gill continues, with one addition to the group and one sudden, shocking loss.

    Both events shed new light on the increasingly disturbing behaviour of Mr Pirrie.

    Narrator....David Mitchell

  • ann....rebecca egan
  • john....darrell brockis
  • millicent pirrie....Abigail Burdess
  • olivia buckley....morag cross

    part of bbc radio 4's science fiction season.

    the journey to blind gill continues, with one addition to the group and one sudden loss

  • pirrie....Bruce Alexander
  • roger....Gus Brown

    The journey to Blind Gill continues, with one addition to the group and one sudden, shocking loss.

    Both events shed new light on the increasingly disturbing behaviour of Mr Pirrie.

  • 05 LAST*20090306

    Dramatisation of the science fiction novel by John Christopher.

    The end of the journey is in sight but there are still plenty of obstacles ahead.

    At the last of them, John has to make an agonising choice.

    Narrator....David Mitchell

  • ann....rebecca egan
  • ashton....Andrew Mayer

    part of bbc radio 4's science fiction season.

    the end of the journey is in sight but there are still plenty of obstacles ahead

  • john....darrell brockis
  • pirrie....Bruce Alexander
  • roger....Gus Brown

    The end of the journey is in sight but there are still plenty of obstacles ahead.

    At the last of them, John has to make an agonising choice.