Brave New World

Anton Lesser reads from Aldous Huxley's classic 1932 tale about cloning, consumerism and chemical abandon; a vision of a world in which happiness is controlled by science.

Abridged by Neville Teller.

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01Dangerous Visions2016052220160528 (R4)

It's 2116, a dystopian world where eugenics, promiscuity and happiness are gently enforced

01Dangerous Visions20160522

by Aldous Huxley

Radio 4's Dangerous Visions Season of dramas that explore uneasy reflections of the future opens with a Classic. It's 2116 and Helmholtz Watson and Bernard Marx are token rebels in an irretrievably corrupted society where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science, and the drug Soma freely available. Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Director: David Hunter.

01Dangerous Visions20160522

01Dangerous Visions2016052220160528 (R4)

It's 2116, a dystopian world where eugenics, promiscuity and happiness are gently enforced

01Dangerous Visions20160522

by Aldous Huxley

Radio 4's Dangerous Visions Season of dramas that explore uneasy reflections of the future opens with a Classic. It's 2116 and Helmholtz Watson and Bernard Marx are token rebels in an irretrievably corrupted society where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science, and the drug Soma freely available. Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Director: David Hunter.

01Dangerous Visions20160522

02Dangerous Visions2016052920160604 (R4)

Can John the Savage remain true to the values he learnt on the primitive reservation?

by Aldous Huxley

The Dangerous Visions Season continues with the second part of Aldous Huxley's Classic dystopian tale. John the "Savage" has been brought back to a "civilised" world where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science and the drug Soma freely available. Can he retain the ideal of freedom his childhood taught him? Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Director: David Hunter.

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Anton Lesser reads from Aldous Huxley's classic 1932 tale about cloning, consumerism and chemical abandon; a vision of a world in which happiness is controlled by science.

Abridged by Neville Teller.

Meet the man who battery farms humans.

Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's nightmare vision of the future.

A man battery farms humans.

Nightmare vision of an ideal society in the future.

Anton Lesser reads a nightmare vision of an ideal society in the future.

Aldous Huxley's dark vision of the future includes the man who battery farms humans.

Published in 1932, Aldous Huxley's dark vision of the future includes the man who battery farms humans.

Read by Anton Lesser.

A man battery farms humans. Nightmare vision of an ideal society in the future.

Meet the man who battery farms humans. Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's nightmare vision of an ideal society in the future.

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Anton Lesser reads from Aldous Huxley's classic 1932 tale about cloning, consumerism and chemical abandon; a vision of a world in which happiness is controlled by science.

Abridged by Neville Teller.

Meet the man who battery farms humans.

Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's nightmare vision of the future.

A man battery farms humans.

Nightmare vision of an ideal society in the future.

Anton Lesser reads a nightmare vision of an ideal society in the future.

Aldous Huxley's dark vision of the future includes the man who battery farms humans.

Published in 1932, Aldous Huxley's dark vision of the future includes the man who battery farms humans.

Read by Anton Lesser.

A man battery farms humans. Nightmare vision of an ideal society in the future.

Meet the man who battery farms humans. Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's nightmare vision of an ideal society in the future.

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Aldous Huxley's nightmare vision of the future.

Bernard Marx is a misfit - so why is Lenina attracted to him?

Bernard is a misfit, so why is Lenina attracted to him? Aldous Huxley's nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser.

Bernard Marx is a misfit in an ideal society, so why is Lenina attracted to him?

Bernard Marx is a misfit in an ideal society, so why is Lenina attracted to him? Nightmare future vision read by Anton Lesser.

Personal thoughts are abnormal and emotions are controlled by drugs in this loveless world

Personal thoughts are abnormal and emotions are controlled by drugs in Aldous Huxley's loveless world.

Read by Anton Lesser.

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Aldous Huxley's nightmare vision of the future.

Bernard Marx is a misfit - so why is Lenina attracted to him?

Bernard is a misfit, so why is Lenina attracted to him? Aldous Huxley's nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser.

Bernard Marx is a misfit in an ideal society, so why is Lenina attracted to him?

Bernard Marx is a misfit in an ideal society, so why is Lenina attracted to him? Nightmare future vision read by Anton Lesser.

Personal thoughts are abnormal and emotions are controlled by drugs in this loveless world

Personal thoughts are abnormal and emotions are controlled by drugs in Aldous Huxley's loveless world.

Read by Anton Lesser.

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Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's nightmare vision of the future.

Bernard Marx confides about Lenina to his best friend.

Feeling ill at ease, Bernard Marx confides about Lenina to his best friend.

Nightmare future vision read by Anton Lesser.

In Huxley's tale about cloning and consumerism, Lenina visits the Savage Reservation.

Feeling ill at ease, Bernard Marx confides about Lenina to his best friend. Nightmare future vision read by Anton Lesser.

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Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's nightmare vision of the future.

Bernard Marx confides about Lenina to his best friend.

Feeling ill at ease, Bernard Marx confides about Lenina to his best friend.

Nightmare future vision read by Anton Lesser.

In Huxley's tale about cloning and consumerism, Lenina visits the Savage Reservation.

Feeling ill at ease, Bernard Marx confides about Lenina to his best friend. Nightmare future vision read by Anton Lesser.

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Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's nightmare vision of the future.

Bernard and Lenina reach the Savage Reservation.

Bernard takes Lenina to the Savage Reservation, but is she fully prepared?

Bernard takes Lenina to the Savage Reservation, but is she fully prepared? Nightmare future vision read by Anton Lesser.

John, from the old world, is a novelty and a hit at Bernard's parties.

Lenina wants him.

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Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's nightmare vision of the future.

Bernard and Lenina reach the Savage Reservation.

Bernard takes Lenina to the Savage Reservation, but is she fully prepared?

Bernard takes Lenina to the Savage Reservation, but is she fully prepared? Nightmare future vision read by Anton Lesser.

John, from the old world, is a novelty and a hit at Bernard's parties.

Lenina wants him.

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Lenina is appalled by the Savage Reservation - until she meets John.

Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's classic tale.

Lenina is horrified by the Savage Reservation, until she meets John.

Read by Anton Lesser.

Nightmare future vision read by Anton Lesser.

In this scary vision of the future, John is disenchanted by society and seeks solitude.

In Aldous Huxley's disturbing vision of the future, John is disenchanted by society and seeks solitude.

Lenina is horrified by the Savage Reservation - until she meets John. Anton Lesser concludes Aldous Huxley's future vision.

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Lenina is appalled by the Savage Reservation - until she meets John.

Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's classic tale.

Lenina is horrified by the Savage Reservation, until she meets John.

Read by Anton Lesser.

Nightmare future vision read by Anton Lesser.

In this scary vision of the future, John is disenchanted by society and seeks solitude.

In Aldous Huxley's disturbing vision of the future, John is disenchanted by society and seeks solitude.

Lenina is horrified by the Savage Reservation - until she meets John. Anton Lesser concludes Aldous Huxley's future vision.

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Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's classic.

Bernard brings John to London, and gets revenge on the Director of Hatcheries.

Nightmare future vision read by Anton Lesser.

Bernard brings John to London, and gets revenge on the Director of Hatcheries. Nightmare future vision read by Anton Lesser.

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Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's classic.

Bernard brings John to London, and gets revenge on the Director of Hatcheries.

Nightmare future vision read by Anton Lesser.

Bernard brings John to London, and gets revenge on the Director of Hatcheries. Nightmare future vision read by Anton Lesser.

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Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's nightmare vision of the future.

John 'the Savage' is a big hit, and Bernard is jealous.

Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's nightmarish vision of the future.

John 'the Savage' is a big hit, while Bernard is jealous.

Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser.

John 'the Savage' is a big hit, while Bernard is jealous. Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser.

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Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's nightmare vision of the future.

John 'the Savage' is a big hit, and Bernard is jealous.

Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's nightmarish vision of the future.

John 'the Savage' is a big hit, while Bernard is jealous.

Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser.

John 'the Savage' is a big hit, while Bernard is jealous. Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser.

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Lenina makes a move on John Savage, but John is distracted by Linda's illness.

Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's vision of the future.

Lenina makes a move on John, but he's distracted by Linda's illness.

Read by Anton Lesser.

Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser.

Lenina makes a move on John, but he's distracted by Linda's illness. Read by Anton Lesser.

Lenina makes a move on John, but he's distracted by Linda's illness. Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser.

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Lenina makes a move on John Savage, but John is distracted by Linda's illness.

Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's vision of the future.

Lenina makes a move on John, but he's distracted by Linda's illness.

Read by Anton Lesser.

Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser.

Lenina makes a move on John, but he's distracted by Linda's illness. Read by Anton Lesser.

Lenina makes a move on John, but he's distracted by Linda's illness. Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser.

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John tries to liberate the Delta grades and gets arrested.

Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's nightmarish vision of the future.

Bernard worries as John tries to foster rebellion amongst the Delta grades.

Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser.

Bernard worries as John tries to foster rebellion amongst the Delta grades. Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser.

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John tries to liberate the Delta grades and gets arrested.

Anton Lesser reads Aldous Huxley's nightmarish vision of the future.

Bernard worries as John tries to foster rebellion amongst the Delta grades.

Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser.

Bernard worries as John tries to foster rebellion amongst the Delta grades. Nightmare vision of the future read by Anton Lesser.

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Disenchanted with society, John Savage becomes a hermit.

Anton Lesser concludes Aldous Huxley's nightmare future vision.

Disenchanted with society, John decides to seek solitude.

Nightmare vision of the future concluded by Anton Lesser.

Disenchanted with society, John decides to seek solitude. Nightmare vision of the future concluded by Anton Lesser.

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Disenchanted with society, John Savage becomes a hermit.

Anton Lesser concludes Aldous Huxley's nightmare future vision.

Disenchanted with society, John decides to seek solitude.

Nightmare vision of the future concluded by Anton Lesser.

Disenchanted with society, John decides to seek solitude. Nightmare vision of the future concluded by Anton Lesser.