John Wyndham - The Day Of The Triffids

Episodes

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0120080519 (BBC7)
20160606 (BBC7)
20160607 (BBC7)

Bill Masen wakes up in hospital to find that the world he knew has changed forever.

After a mysterious meteor shower, Bill Masen wakes up in hospital an eye operation to find that the world he knew will never be the same again...

Roger May begins a 17-part unabridged reading of John Wyndham's cult sci-fi novel - an unsettlingly vivid and thrillingly realised tale of ecological apocalypse.

Producer: Susan Carson

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Northern Ireland and first broadcast in 2004.

0220080520 (BBC7)
20160607 (BBC7)
20160608 (BBC7)

Bill Masen remembers how the Triffids first came to England, and how they got so prevalent

Bill Masen remembers how the Triffids first came to England, and why they became so prevalent. Cult novel read by Roger May.

0320080521 (BBC7)
20160608 (BBC7)
20160609 (BBC7)

It's well known that Triffids can walk, but Bill wonders what other skills they might have

It is well known that Triffids can walk, but Bill Masen wonders what other human skills they might possess. Cult novel read by Roger May.

0420080522 (BBC7)
20160609 (BBC7)
20160610 (BBC7)

Bill is horrified by what he discovers in London, but manages to rescue a girl from danger

Bill Masen is horrified by what he discovers in London, but manages to rescue a girl from danger. Cult novel read by Roger May.

0520080523 (BBC7)
20160610 (BBC7)
20160611 (BBC7)

Josella is devastated when she returns to her home with Bill.

With the carnivorous plants on the rampage, Josella is devastated when she returns to her home with Bill. Cult novel read by Roger May.

0620080526 (BBC7)
20160613 (BBC7)
20160614 (BBC7)

Avoiding the deadly plants and the blinded population, Bill gets to know Josella better.

As they battle to avoid the deadly plants and the blinded population, Bill gets to know Josella better.

Roger May continues a 17-part unabridged reading of John Wyndham's cult sci-fi novel - an unsettlingly vivid and thrillingly realised tale of ecological apocalypse.

Producer: Susan Carson

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Northern Ireland and first broadcast in 2004.

0720080527 (BBC7)
20160614 (BBC7)
20160615 (BBC7)

Bill and Josella join the University group and discover how the community plans to survive

Bill and Josella join the University group and discover how the new community expects to survive. Cult novel read by Roger May.

0820080528 (BBC7)
20160615 (BBC7)
20160616 (BBC7)

Bill and Josella are ready to begin a new life together, but some have other ideas.

The University group with Bill and Josella are ready to begin a new life together, but some have other ideas. Cult novel read by Roger May.

0920080529 (BBC7)
20160616 (BBC7)
20160617 (BBC7)

Bill Masen tries to support his blind group, but some problems prove to be insurmountable.

Bill Masen tries his best to support his blind group, but some problems prove to be insurmountable. Cult novel read by Roger May.

1020080530 (BBC7)
20160617 (BBC7)
20160618 (BBC7)

With most people blinded, Bill Masen is determined to find Josella. But where to start?

With most of the population blinded, Bill Masen is determined to find Josella. But where does he start? Cult novel read by Roger May.

1120080602 (BBC7)
20160620 (BBC7)
20160621 (BBC7)

Bill and Coker are reunited with some of the original University group - but Josella isn't with them.

Roger May continues a 17-part unabridged reading of John Wyndham's cult sci-fi novel - an unsettlingly vivid and thrillingly realised tale of ecological apocalypse.

Producer: Susan Carson

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Northern Ireland and first broadcast in 2004.

Bill and Coker reunite with the original university group, but Josella isn't with them.

1220080603 (BBC7)
20160621 (BBC7)
20160622 (BBC7)

Bill and Coker check out of Tynsham Manor and track down the rest of the University group.

Bill and Coker check out of Tynsham Manor and set out to track down the rest of the University group. Cult novel read by Roger May.

1320080604 (BBC7)
20160622 (BBC7)
20160623 (BBC7)

More determined than ever to find his friend Josella, Bill Masen faces a tough decision.

More determined than ever to find his friend Josella, Bill Masen faces a tough decision. Cult novel read by Roger May.

1420080605 (BBC7)
20160623 (BBC7)
20160624 (BBC7)

As his hunt for Josella continues, Bill Masen also tries to help the orphaned Susan.

As his hunt for Josella continues, Bill Masen also tries to help the orphaned Susan. Cult novel read by Roger May.

1520080606 (BBC7)
20160624 (BBC7)
20160625 (BBC7)

Bill Masen works hard to make a new home for his new family.

In a world ravaged by the Triffids, survivor Bill Masen works hard to make a new home for his new family. Read by Roger May.

1620080609 (BBC7)
20160627 (BBC7)
20160628 (BBC7)

Bill and Josella take a trip to the beach and ponder their future.

Bill and Josella take a trip to the beach and ponder their future. But help is closer than they think. Read by Roger May.

1720080610 (BBC7)
20160628 (BBC7)
20160629 (BBC7)

An unexpected visitor to Shirning threatens to undermine Bill and Josella's future plans.

An unexpected visitor to Shirning threatens to undermine Bill and Josella's future plans. Concluded by Roger May.