BBC Thursday – 6th of October

BBC_Radio_logoAnother three weeks had passed since my last BBC post but, to be honest, I haven’t listened to it much lately. Not many dramas caught my attention and I had some other really good things to listen and watch :D.

But it seems autumn brings some interesting dramas with it. I might’ve listed some of them already at some point, after all, BBC does replay them from time to time (which is also one of the reasons I haven’t listened to it lately). These are three dramas I’ve listened to some time ago. All of them based on fantastic stories.

1. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

In post-war 1992 androids are becoming indistinguishable from human beings, even in their capacity to love, and bounty hunter Rick Deckard is tasked with locating and retiring a rogue group of escaped androids who have fled a life of slavery and returned to Earth.

BBC Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Goodreads

Day left: 18
Duration: 60 min | 2 episodes
Rating: ★★★★☆

Let’s start with a bit of Sci-Fi awesomeness – whoever read it knows it’s good, whoever watched Blade Runner (and you all should!) should also have a look at the original story. The dramatization takes only two hours, but I’d suggest you check it out even if it’s still not the book.

2. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

A stunning and disturbing new version of Oscar Wilde’s classic by one of the UK’s leading drama practitioners, Neil Bartlett. As London slides from one century to the next, a beautiful young man is cursed with the uncanny ability to keep his looks while descending into a world of heartless, drug-addicted debauchery. His portrait instead ages for him.

BBC Episode | Goodreads

Day left: 19
Duration: 90 min | 1 episode
Rating: ★★★★★

One of my favorite classic stories. I still haven’t read the actual book (shame on me!) but It’s on my must-read list together with Count Monte Christo and few more.

3. Doctor Who – Protect and Survive by Jonathan Morris

The TARDIS is out of control! The Doctor is missing! His young friends, Ace and Hex must cope alone

Protect and Survive… If those two words fill you with fear, you must have grown up in the 1980s.

Back in the era of Stanislav Petrov, Threads and 99 Luftballons, the prospect of nuclear conflict never seemed more real. Thank goodness it never happened…. Or did it?

BBC Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Goodreads

Day left: 27
Duration: 30 min | 4 episodes
Rating: ★★★★★

And look! Another Doctor Who story :D. One of my favorite audio with Doctor’s adventures. It awakens so many feelings.

Happy listening!


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