Watership Down [Richard Adams] [Drama]

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Richard Adams' fantasy classic about a band of rabbits on a quest to find a new home.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

Fearful that their home in Sandleford Warren is to be destroyed, a band of rabbits begins an epic and perilous journey to Watership Down.

First published in 1972, the award-winning Watership Down was Richard Adams' first novel and began life as improvised stories told to his two young daughters. Once published it became hugely successful, and won its author the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal.

Dramatised in two-parts by Brian Sibley

Hyzenthlay ….. Lyndsey Marshal
Hazel ….. Gunnar Cauthery
Fiver ….. Robert Emms
Bigwig ….. Alex Lanipekun
Blackberry ….. Finlay Robertson
Dandelion ….. Luke MacGregor
Holly/Frith ….. Nicholas Murchie
Strawberry ….. John Dougall
Silver ….. Gavi Singh Chera
Cowslip ….. Keziah Joseph
Kehaar ….. Karen Bartke

Other parts played by John Bowler and David Sterne

Producer: Gemma Jenkins
Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2016.

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20161119 (R4)
Richard Adams' fantasy classic about a band of rabbits on a quest to establish a new home.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

The rabbits have found a new home on Watership Down but to ensure the warren's future they must now confront the terrifying General Woundwort.

Conclusion of Richard Adams' award-winning novel from 1972 - dramatised by Brian Sibley

Hyzenthlay.... Lyndsey Marshal
Hazel.... Gunnar Cauthery
Fiver.... Robert Emms
Bigwig.... Alex Lanipekun
Woundwort.... Paul Hilton
Blackberry.... Finlay Robertson
Dandelion.... Luke MacGregor
Holly/Black Emissary.... Nicholas Murchie
Kehaar.... Karen Bartke
Strawberry.... John Dougall
Silver.... Gavi Singh Chera
Nelthilta.... Keziah Joseph
Campion.... John Bowler
The Farmer.... David Sterne

Producer: Gemma Jenkins
Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2016.