|20160525||20190328 (R4)||News from Nowhere is a classic piece of futuristic writing, first published in 1890 by artist, designer and socialist William Morris. Its central tenet - that society should refind the value of work and thrive on beauty, rather than consumerism - is timely. This updated drama revisits Morris' vision of a new society for now.|
Our Will Guest is a modern day, 21st Century man, travelling from 2016 to a future Utopia. The word utopia comes from the Greek ou-topos, meaning 'no-place' or 'nowhere'. There is uneasy antagonism between Will's 21st Century values and those of 'Nowhere'. But there is also love....Will goes on a time travelling voyage of discovery, finding a new love for society, as well as a woman.
Part of the Dangerous Visions BBC Radio 4 season.
Will Guest....Ron Cook
Dramatist Sarah Woods
A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4
Will wakes to find he has travelled 100 years into the future to a post-capitalist London.
Dramas that explore contemporary takes on future dystopias.
A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4.