In another John Wyndham classic, Biochemist Diana Brackley and her boss Francis Saxover have discovered that a rare strain of lichen can slow the ageing process.

Idealistic Diana embarks on a lifelong mission to ensure that their discovery will benefit man-, and more particularly, woman-kind.

But the trouble with lichen is that there's not enough for everyone...

Joanna Tope reads this new to BBC 7 commission in five parts, directed by Eilidh McCreadie.


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20071029 (BBC7)
20071030 (BBC7)
20080721 (BBC7)
20080722 (BBC7)
20090209 (R7)
20090210 (R7)
20110511 (R4+)
20110512 (R4+)
20111128 (R4+)
20111129 (R4+)
Stumbling on a discovery, a biochemist must battle to ensure that it benefits humanity.
Stumbling on a discovery, biochemist Diana Brackley must battle to ensure that it benefits humanity.
Read by Joanna Tope.
Stumbling on a discovery, a biochemist must battle to ensure that it benefits humanity.
Biochemist Diana Brackley makes a discovery which could change the course of humanity.
In John Wyndham's 1960 classic, biochemist Diana Brackley stumbles on a discovery which could change the course of humanity.
Biochemist Diana Brackley stumbles on a discovery which could change the course of humanity.
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20071030 (BBC7)
20071031 (BBC7)
20080722 (BBC7)
20080723 (BBC7)
20090210 (R7)
20090211 (R7)
20110512 (R4+)
20110513 (R4+)
20111129 (R4+)
20111130 (R4+)
Diana secretly begins her own investigation into the mysterious properties of the lichen.
Perturbed by her boss's silence over the mysterious properties of the lichen, Diana secretly begins her own investigation.
Read by Joanna Tope.
Diana is perturbed by Francis's silence over the mysterious properties of the lichen.
Perturbed by Francis's silence over the mysterious properties of the lichen, Diana secretly begins her own investigations.
Perturbed by Francis' silence over the mysterious properties of the lichen, Diana secretly begins her own investigations.
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20071031 (BBC7)
20071101 (BBC7)
20080723 (BBC7)
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20090211 (R7)
20090212 (R7)
20110513 (R4+)
20110514 (R4+)
20111130 (R4+)
20111201 (R4+)
Diana's compensation payout catches the attention of Fleet Street.
Meanwhile, Paul has told his wife about the antigerone.
Read by Joanna Tope.
The salon's compensation payout catches the attention of Fleet Street.
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20071101 (BBC7)
20071102 (BBC7)
20080724 (BBC7)
20080725 (BBC7)
20090212 (R7)
20090213 (R7)
20110516 (R4+)
20110517 (R4+)
20111201 (R4+)
20111202 (R4+)
Biochemist Diana Brackley's attempts to conceal the true source of the antigerone are finally overcome.
Read by Joanna Tope.
Biochemist Diana Brackley's attempts to conceal the source of the antigerone are overcome.
Diana's attempts to conceal the true source of the antigerone come unstuck.
Diana's attempts to conceal the true source of the antigerone come unstuck in the face of relentless investigation.
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20110517 (R4+)
20110518 (R4+)
20111202 (R4+)
20111203 (R4+)
The secret of long life is out, but Diana must face the media alone.
The secret of long life is out, but with a reticent boss, Diana must face intense media pressure alone.
Read by Joanna Tope.
The secret of long life has been uncovered, but Diana must face the media pressure alone.
The secret of long life has been uncovered, but due to Francis' reticence Diana must face the intense media pressure alone.
The secret of long life is uncovered, but due to Francis's reticence Diana must face the intense media pressure alone.

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