Isaac Asimov's I, Robot [15 Minute Drama]

The rise of robotics in the 21st century, told through the poignant and mysterious story of enigmatic lawyer, Stevie Byerley. Starring Hermione Norris.

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05 LASTThe Evitable Conflict2017021020190111 (BBC7)
20190112 (BBC7)

Stevie enjoys a meteoric rise to political power. Then in a final showdown with her oldest friend Quinn, she reveals the secret that has shaped her life and changed the course of civilisation forever.

In the final showdown, we learn the truth about Stevie.

Sixty years ago, Isaac Asimov imagined the impact Artificial Intelligence would have on our world. Only now can we appreciate the prophetic accuracy of his predictions. The last of five moments in one woman's journey, as she lives through the rise of robots. Starring Hermione Norris.

Episode Five : The Evitable Conflict

Original Music....Imran Ahmad

Sound Design....Alistair Lock

Editorial Consultant....Bev Doyle

Script Editor....Colin Brake

Development Producer....Patrick Chapman

Dramatised by Richard Kurti

Produced and Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell

A B7 production for BBC Radio 4.

Stevie's meteoric rise to power leads to a final showdown with Quinn, finally revealing her secret.

The rise of robotics in the 21st century, told through the poignant and mysterious story of enigmatic lawyer, Stevie Byerley.

As a child, Stevie Byerley is raised by Robbie, a robotic childminder, because her parents are too busy working. The powerful bond she forms with the robot is unbreakable. Their relationship will change the course of Stevie's life.

Originally written over 60 years ago, Isaac Asimov's stories are becoming truer with every day that passes. The world that he imagined is now upon us.

With Hermione Norris as Stevie Byerley, Brendan Coyle as Quinn, Derek Riddell as the Doctor, Diane Spencer as the Legal Secretary and Robert Blackwood as the Tour Guide.

Dramatised by Richard Kurti

Produced and Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell

A B7 production for BBC Radio 4.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

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20190108 (BBC7)

Episode One : ROBBIE

As a child, Stevie Byerley is raised by Robbie, a robotic childminder, because her parents are too busy working. The powerful bond she forms with the robot is unbreakable. Their relationship will change the course of Stevie's life.

Originally written over 60 years ago, Isaac Asimov's stories are becoming truer with every day that passes. The world that he imagined is now upon us.

Original Music....Imran Ahmad

Sound Design....Alistair Lock

Editorial Consultant....Bev Doyle

Script Editor....Colin Brake

Development Producer....Patrick Chapman

Dramatised by Richard Kurti

Produced and Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell

A B7 production for BBC Radio 4.

As a child, Stevie forms a closer bond with her robotic childminder than her real parents.

"Episode One : ROBBIE

As a child, Stevie Byerley is raised by Robbie, a robotic childminder, because her parents are too busy working. The powerful bond she forms with the robot is unbreakable. Their relationship will change the course of Stevie's life.

Originally written over 60 years ago, Isaac Asimov's stories are becoming truer with every day that passes. The world that he imagined is now upon us.

Original Music....Imran Ahmad

Sound Design....Alistair Lock

Editorial Consultant....Bev Doyle

Script Editor....Colin Brake

Development Producer....Patrick Chapman

Dramatised by Richard Kurti

Produced and Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell

A B7 production for BBC Radio 4.

As a child, Stevie forms a closer bond with her robotic childminder than her real parents.

Stevie Byerley is raised by a robotic childminder. Their relationship will change the course of her life.

The rise of robotics in the 21st century, told through the poignant and mysterious story of enigmatic lawyer, Stevie Byerley.

As a child, Stevie Byerley is raised by Robbie, a robotic childminder, because her parents are too busy working. The powerful bond she forms with the robot is unbreakable. Their relationship will change the course of Stevie's life.

Originally written over 60 years ago, Isaac Asimov's stories are becoming truer with every day that passes. The world that he imagined is now upon us.

With Hermione Norris as Stevie Byerley, Kelly Burke as Robbie, Mia Burgess as Young Stevie, Dianna Weller and Grace Byerley and Derek Riddell as George Byerley.

Dramatised by Richard Kurti

Produced and Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell

A B7 production for BBC Radio 4.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations"

02Reason2017020720190108 (BBC7)
20190109 (BBC7)

The rise of robotics in the 21st century, told through the poignant and mysterious story of enigmatic lawyer, Stevie Byerley. Originally written over 60 years ago, Isaac Asimov's stories are becoming truer with every day that passes. The world that he imagined is now upon us. Starring Hermione Norris.

Episode Two : Reason

After two years recovering from a devastating car crash, Stevie returns to work as a Legal Psychologist. Her first case is to try and reason with a robot that has developed religious delusions and a Messiah complex.

Original Music....Imran Ahmad

Sound Design....Alistair Lock

Editorial Consultant....Bev Doyle

Script Editor....Colin Brake

Development Producer....Patrick Chapman

Dramatised by Richard Kurti

Produced and Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell

A B7 production for BBC Radio 4.

Stevie travels to a space station to deal with a robot that has religious delusions.

The rise of robotics in the 21st century, told through the poignant and mysterious story of enigmatic lawyer, Stevie Byerley. Originally written over 60 years ago, Isaac Asimov's stories are becoming truer with every day that passes. The world that he imagined is now upon us. Starring Hermione Norris.

Episode Two : Reason

After two years recovering from a devastating car crash, Stevie returns to work as a Legal Psychologist. Her first case is to try and reason with a robot that has developed religious delusions and a Messiah complex.

Original Music....Imran Ahmad

Sound Design....Alistair Lock

Editorial Consultant....Bev Doyle

Script Editor....Colin Brake

Development Producer....Patrick Chapman

Dramatised by Richard Kurti

Produced and Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell

A B7 production for BBC Radio 4.

Stevie travels to a space station to deal with a robot that has religious delusions.

After two years recovering from a devastating car crash, Stevie returns to work as a Legal Psychologist. Her first case is to try and reason with a robot that has developed religious delusions and a Messiah complex.

Following a car crash, Stevie returns to work. Her first case involves a robot with a Messiah complex.

The rise of robotics in the 21st century, told through the poignant and mysterious story of enigmatic lawyer, Stevie Byerley.

As a child, Stevie Byerley is raised by Robbie, a robotic childminder, because her parents are too busy working. The powerful bond she forms with the robot is unbreakable. Their relationship will change the course of Stevie's life.

Originally written over 60 years ago, Isaac Asimov's stories are becoming truer with every day that passes. The world that he imagined is now upon us.

With Hermione Norris as Stevie Byerley, Brendan Coyle as Quinn, Nicholas Briggs as Cutie and Doug Devaney as Powell.

Dramatised by Richard Kurti

Produced and Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell

A B7 production for BBC Radio 4.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

03Little Lost Robot2017020820190109 (BBC7)
20190110 (BBC7)

The rise of robotics in the 21st century, told through the poignant and mysterious story of enigmatic lawyer, Stevie Byerley. Originally written over 60 years ago, Isaac Asimov's stories are becoming truer with every day that passes. The world that he imagined is now upon us. Starring Hermione Norris.

Episode Three : Little Lost Robot

The Three Laws of Robotics are sacred because they define the limits of artificial intelligence, tamper with them at your peril. But Stevie finds that's exactly what's happened on a space station where a rogue robot has been reprogrammed and is now AWOL.

Original Music....Imran Ahmad

Sound Design....Alistair Lock

Editorial Consultant....Bev Doyle

Script Editor....Colin Brake

Development Producer....Patrick Chapman

Dramatised by Richard Kurti

Produced and Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell

A B7 production for BBC Radio 4.

A robot goes Awol after its rules of behaviour are reprogrammed, with lethal consequences.

The rise of robotics in the 21st century, told through the poignant and mysterious story of enigmatic lawyer, Stevie Byerley. Originally written over 60 years ago, Isaac Asimov's stories are becoming truer with every day that passes. The world that he imagined is now upon us. Starring Hermione Norris.

Episode Three : Little Lost Robot

The Three Laws of Robotics are sacred because they define the limits of artificial intelligence, tamper with them at your peril. But Stevie finds that's exactly what's happened on a space station where a rogue robot has been reprogrammed and is now AWOL.

Original Music....Imran Ahmad

Sound Design....Alistair Lock

Editorial Consultant....Bev Doyle

Script Editor....Colin Brake

Development Producer....Patrick Chapman

Dramatised by Richard Kurti

Produced and Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell

A B7 production for BBC Radio 4.

A robot goes Awol after its rules of behaviour are reprogrammed, with lethal consequences.

A reprogrammed robot goes AWOL on a space station, with potentially lethal consequences.

The rise of robotics in the 21st century, told through the poignant and mysterious story of enigmatic lawyer, Stevie Byerley.

As a child, Stevie Byerley is raised by Robbie, a robotic childminder, because her parents are too busy working. The powerful bond she forms with the robot is unbreakable. Their relationship will change the course of Stevie's life.

Originally written over 60 years ago, Isaac Asimov's stories are becoming truer with every day that passes. The world that he imagined is now upon us.

With Hermione Norris as Stevie Byerley, Brendan Coyle as Quinn, Gary Turner as Dr Black, Nicholas Briggs as Nestor Robots and Diane Spencer as the Psychiatrist.

Dramatised by Richard Kurti

Produced and Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell

A B7 production for BBC Radio 4.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

04Liar2017020920190110 (BBC7)
20190111 (BBC7)

The rise of robotics in the 21st century, told through the poignant and mysterious story of enigmatic lawyer, Stevie Byerley. Originally written over 60 years ago, Isaac Asimov's stories are becoming truer with every day that passes. The world that he imagined is now upon us. Starring Hermione Norris.

Episode Four : Liar

Stevie is urgently summoned to an advanced research lab in Siberia, where a robot has developed the ability to read human minds.

Original Music....Imran Ahmad

Sound Design....Alistair Lock

Editorial Consultant....Bev Doyle

Script Editor....Colin Brake

Development Producer....Patrick Chapman

Dramatised by Richard Kurti

Produced and Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell

A B7 production for BBC Radio 4.

Stevie is urgently summoned to a lab in Siberia where a robot is able to read human minds.

The rise of robotics in the 21st century, told through the poignant and mysterious story of enigmatic lawyer, Stevie Byerley. Originally written over 60 years ago, Isaac Asimov's stories are becoming truer with every day that passes. The world that he imagined is now upon us. Starring Hermione Norris.

Episode Four : Liar

Stevie is urgently summoned to an advanced research lab in Siberia, where a robot has developed the ability to read human minds.

Original Music....Imran Ahmad

Sound Design....Alistair Lock

Editorial Consultant....Bev Doyle

Script Editor....Colin Brake

Development Producer....Patrick Chapman

Dramatised by Richard Kurti

Produced and Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell

A B7 production for BBC Radio 4.

Stevie is urgently summoned to a lab in Siberia where a robot is able to read human minds.

Stevie is summoned to a lab in Siberia, where a robot has developed the ability to read human minds.

The rise of robotics in the 21st century, told through the poignant and mysterious story of enigmatic lawyer, Stevie Byerley.

As a child, Stevie Byerley is raised by Robbie, a robotic childminder, because her parents are too busy working. The powerful bond she forms with the robot is unbreakable. Their relationship will change the course of Stevie's life.

Originally written over 60 years ago, Isaac Asimov's stories are becoming truer with every day that passes. The world that he imagined is now upon us.

With Hermione Norris as Stevie Byerley, Brendan Coyle as Quinn, Dianne Weller as SZ-34/Suzi, Michael Cochrane as Doctor Lanning and Corrinne Weeks as Andrea Ashe.

Dramatised by Richard Kurti

Produced and Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell

A B7 production for BBC Radio 4.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

05The Evitable Conflict20170210

Sixty years ago, Isaac Asimov imagined the impact Artificial Intelligence would have on our world. Only now can we appreciate the prophetic accuracy of his predictions. The last of five moments in one woman's journey, as she lives through the rise of robots. Starring Hermione Norris.

Episode Five : The Evitable Conflict

Stevie enjoys a meteoric rise to political power. Then in a final showdown with her oldest friend Quinn, she reveals the secret that has shaped her life and changed the course of civilisation forever.

Original Music....Imran Ahmad

Sound Design....Alistair Lock

Editorial Consultant....Bev Doyle

Script Editor....Colin Brake

Development Producer....Patrick Chapman

Dramatised by Richard Kurti

Produced and Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell

A B7 production for BBC Radio 4.

In the final showdown, we learn the truth about Stevie.