Michel Faber - The Book Of Strange New Things [15 Minute Drama]

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022014100720200303 (R4)Joe Armstrong, Hayley Atwell and Dougray Scott star in this adaptation of the powerful new novel by Michel Faber (Under the Skin, Crimson Petal and the White).

Set in the near future, it tells the story of Peter, devoted husband and devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Beatrice.

In today's episode, Peter starts to explore the USIC base on Oasis, but is eager to meet his new flock - the planet's enigmatic native inhabitants. Back on Earth, the weather is doing strange things.

Adapted for radio by Miranda Emmerson
Directed by Emma Harding

Other parts played by members of the company.

Peter starts to explore the base on Oasis but is keen to meet his new flock.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

032014100820200304 (R4)Joe Armstrong, Hayley Atwell and Dougray Scott star in this adaptation of the powerful new novel by Michel Faber (Under the Skin, Crimson Petal and the White).

Set in the near future, it tells the story of Peter, devoted husband and devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Beatrice.

In today's episode, USIC pharmacist Grainger drives Peter out to the nearest settlement for his first encounter with his new flock - the planet's enigmatic native inhabitants. But the letters from his wife Beatrice back on Earth tell of food shortages and natural disaster.

Adapted for radio by Miranda Emmerson
Directed by Emma Harding

Other parts played by members of the company.

Peter has his first encounter with his new flock, the native Oasans.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

042014100920200305 (R4)Joe Armstrong, Hayley Atwell and Dougray Scott star in this adaptation of the extraordinary new novel by Michel Faber (Under the Skin, Crimson Petal and the White).

Set in the near future, it tells the story of Peter, devoted husband and devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Beatrice.

In today's episode, Peter shows his Oasan congregation some photos of life on Earth. But as life on Earth becomes increasingly difficult, the distance between him and Beatrice grows ever vaster.

Adapted for radio by Miranda Emmerson
Directed by Emma Harding.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations