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0120190429

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s, and is abridged in ten episodes by Penny Leicester.

Against a backdrop of Britain's loss of the Falkland Islands and mounting social unrest, Charlie invites Adam into his modest London home and introduces him to Miranda, a resident upstairs. Adam is a synthetic human and both neighbours decide to 'shape' his personality for everyday use. Others are doing it too, with an Adam or with an Eve.

Reader Anton Lesser

Producer Duncan Minshull

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s

Anton Lesser reads Ian McEwan's new novel, which reimagines life and times in the 1980s.

0220190430

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s, and is abridged in ten episodes by Penny Leicester.

Neighbours Charlie and Miranda are growing close and one joint interest is to 'shape' the personality of Adam, a synthetic human, who warns infatuated Charlie that his partner has a dark past. Charlie will need to know the details..

Reader Anton Lesser

Producer Duncan Minshull

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s

Anton Lesser reads Ian McEwan's new novel, which reimagines life and times in the 1980s.

0220190430

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s, and is abridged in ten episodes by Penny Leicester.

Neighbours Charlie and Miranda are growing close and one joint interest is to 'shape' the personality of Adam, a synthetic human, who warns infatuated Charlie that his partner has a dark past. Charlie will need to know the details..

Reader Anton Lesser

Producer Duncan Minshull

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s

Anton Lesser reads Ian McEwan's new novel, which reimagines life and times in the 1980s.

0320190501

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s, and is abridged in ten episodes by Penny Leicester.

Charlie, helped by his lover Miranda, has fully programmed the synthetic human called Adam, who now roams between both neighbours' flats. One night this leads to a devastating moment. Devastating for Charlie, that is.

Reader Anton Lesser

Producer Duncan Minshull

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s

Anton Lesser reads Ian McEwan's new novel, which reimagines life and times in the 1980s.

0420190502

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s, and is abridged in ten episodes by Penny Leicester.

Charlie learns about Miranda's night with Adam, their synthetic human companion, but any discord between the three must be avoided as there is little Mark to be taken care of. And the darkly worrying problem of Gorringe, now living in Salisbury.

Reader Anton Lesser

Producer Duncan Minshull

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s

Anton Lesser reads Ian McEwan's new novel, which reimagines life and times in the 1980s.

0520190503

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s, and is abridged in ten episodes by Penny Leicester.

Charlie and Miranda are pondering the problem of Peter Gorringe. Adam their synthetic human companion is churning out poems. And one evening at a birthday dinner, the couple see an illustrious figure they decide to approach..

Reader Anton Lesser

Producer Duncan Minshull

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s

Anton Lesser reads Ian McEwan's new novel, which reimagines life and times in the 1980s.

0620190506

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s, and is abridged in ten episodes by Penny Leicester.

Adam the synthetic human belonging to Charlie, has prompted his master to further investigate the Gorringe rape case, and even Miranda has opened up about it now. Also, a surprise request for Charlie to visit a man of profound influence. His name is Sir Alan Turing.

Reader Anton Lesser

Producer Duncan Minshull

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s

Anton Lesser reads Ian McEwan's new novel, which reimagines life and times in the 1980s.

0720190507

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s, and is abridged in ten episodes by Penny Leicester.

Nationwide discontent and anxiety... Charlie, Miranda, and the synthetic human called Adam, make an eventful trip to Salisbury. First to see Maxfield Blacke, Miranda's father. Then on to the house where Peter Gorringe is living, and this might be dangerous.

Reader Anton Lesser

Producer Duncan Minshull

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s.

Anton Lesser reads Ian McEwan's new novel, which reimagines life and times in the 1980s.

0820190508

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s, and is abridged in ten episodes by Penny Leicester.

Charlie, Miranda and the synthetic human Adam are in Salibury to visit Miranda's father. A romantic interlude is enjoyed, before more revelations about the boy Mark, and after that a difficult visit to Peter Gorringe's house nearby.

Reader Anton Lesser

Producer Duncan Minshull

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s

Anton Lesser reads Ian McEwan's new novel, which reimagines life and times in the 1980s.

0920190509

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s, and is abridged in ten episodes by Penny Leicester.

The national mood is uncertain as Charlie and Miranda make plans to look after little Mark. These plans will be jeopardised by the actions of Adam the synthetic human, unless Charlie takes action. And he does take action. Forcefully.

Reader Anton Lesser

Producer Duncan Minshull

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s

Anton Lesser reads Ian McEwan's new novel, which reimagines life and times in the 1980s.

1020190510

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s, and is abridged in ten episodes by Penny Leicester.

Despite revelations concerning Miranda's case and Charlie's moments of anguish, love conquers all and they will marry. They also hope to care for young Mark. And Adam the synthetic human has been 'dealt with' too, and put to rest in a safe place.

Reader Anton Lesser

Producer Duncan Minshull

Ian McEwan's new novel reimagines life and times in the 1980s

Anton Lesser reads Ian McEwan's new novel, which reimagines life and times in the 1980s.