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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Genome: [r4 Bd=19940716]

To mark the centenary of Aldous Huxley 's birth this month, there's another chance to hear this four-part serialisation of his futuristic masterpiece. Written in 1931, it foresaw a world 600 years hence where procreation would be by test tube. 1: Everyone Belongs to Everyone Else

With Timothy Carlton , Susan Sheridan , Andrew Witt , Mark Straker , Joanna Myers and Richard Pearce.

Dramatised by Stephen Mulrine. Music by WilfredoAcosta. Director Marilyn Imrie

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940716]

Unknown: Aldous Huxley

Unknown: Timothy Carlton

Unknown: Susan Sheridan

Unknown: Andrew Witt

Unknown: Mark Straker

Unknown: Joanna Myers

Unknown: Richard Pearce.

Dramatised By: Stephen Mulrine.

Director: Marilyn Imrie

Bernard Marx: Jonathan Tafler

Mustapha Mond: Jack Klaff

Lemna Crowe: Moir Leslie

Helmholtz Watson: Sean Pertwee

Director of Hatcheries: Hugh Dickson

Henry Foster: Nigel Carrington

Fanny: Jane Whittenshaw

Nurse: Petra Markham

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940730]

by Aldous Huxley.

3: The Noble Savage. John is introduced to Eton, and to the Feelies, and to the torment of desire for Lenina.

Pupils and guests are played by Andrew Wincott. Richard Pearce , Susan Sheridan and Mark Straker

Music by Wilfredo Acosta. Dramatjsed by Stephen Mulrine Director Marilyn Imrie

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940730]

Unknown: Aldous Huxley.

Played By: Andrew Wincott.

Played By: Richard Pearce

Played By: Susan Sheridan

Played By: Mark Straker

Music By: Wilfredo Acosta.

Unknown: Stephen Mulrine

Director: Marilyn Imrie

Savage: Gary Cady

Mustapha Mond: Jack Klaff

Linda: Frances de la Tour

Lenina Croume: Moir Leslie

Bernard Marx: Jonathan Tafler

Helmholtz Watson: Sean Pertwee

Fanny: Jane Whittenshaw

Doctorj Human Element Manager: Hugh Dickson

Miss Keate: Petra Markham

Archsongster of Canterbury: Timothy Carlton

Henry Foster: Nigel Carrington

Nurse: Joanna Myers

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940806]

Final part of Aldous Huxley 's futuristic masterpiece. Freedom! Freedom! John the Savage learns the philosophy of the new world - and utterly rejects it.

With Timothy Carlton. Joanna Myers , Susan Sheridan , Petra Markham , Richard Pearce and Andrew Wincott Music by WilfredoAcosta

Dramatised by Stephen Mulnne Director Marilyn Imrie

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940806]

Unknown: Aldous Huxley

Unknown: Timothy Carlton.

Unknown: Joanna Myers

Unknown: Susan Sheridan

Unknown: Petra Markham

Unknown: Richard Pearce

Unknown: Andrew Wincott

Dramatised By: Stephen Mulnne

Director: Marilyn Imrie

John the Savage: Gary Cady

Mustapha Mond: Jack Klaff

Lenina Crowne: Moir Leslie

Bernard Marx: Jonathan Tafler

Helmholtz Watson: Sean Pertwee

Fanny: Jane Whittenshaw

Henry Foster: Nigel Carrington

Primo Mellon: Mark Straker

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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.

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

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.

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

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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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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.