Day Of The Triffids, The [Reading]

Roger May reads John Wyndham's most famous novel - an unsettlingly vivid and thrillingly realized tale of ecological apocalypse.

Episodes

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01When A Day That You Happen To Know Is Wednesday...20040218 (BBC7)
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Bill Masen wakes up in hospital to find the world he knew will never be the same again.

Bill Masen wakes up in hospital to find that the world he knew will never be the same again.

Bill Masen wakes up in hospital to discover that the world he knew will never be the same again. Cult novel read by Roger May.

Bill Masen wakes up in hospital to find that the world he knew has changed forever.

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Bill remembers how the Triffids first came to England and why.

Bill Masen remembers how the Triffids first came to England and how they got so prevalent.

Bill Masen remembers how the Triffids first came to England - and why they became so prevalent. Cult novel read by Roger May.

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It's well known that Triffids can walk, but Bill Masen wonders what other human skills they might possess.

03My Introduction To A Triffid Came Early...20040220 (BBC7)
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Bill wonders if the Triffids are more intelligent than people think.

It's well known that Triffids can walk, but Bill wonders what other skills they might have

It's well known that Triffids can walk, but Bill Masen wonders what other human skills they might possess.

Cult novel read by Roger May.

04To This Day I Cannot Say Why...20040223 (BBC7)
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Bill is shocked at what he finds in London but manages to rescue a girl from danger.

05Halfway Down Regents Street...20040224 (BBC7)
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Josella and Bill are horrified at what they find back at Josella's home.

06There Was, As I Had Expected...20040225 (BBC7)
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Bill and Josella become closer and things begin to look up.

Bill gets to know Josella better and things begin to look better for them.

Bill gets to know Josella better and things begin to improve for them.

07The Crowd That Stood In The Road...20040226 (BBC7)
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Bill and Josella join the University group and find out how the new community expects to survive.

Bill and Josella join the group at the University.

08Stupendous As This Disaster Is20040227 (BBC7)
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Bill and Josella agree with the group's ideas for the future of their community.

09We Were Silent For A While...20040301 (BBC7)
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Bill does his best to help his blind group but conditions get progressively worse.

10The Latch Of The Door Moved With A Click20040302 (BBC7)
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Bill goes back to the university to find Josella but it isn't her that he finds there.

Bill goes back to the University to locate Josella, but it isn't her that he finds there.

11Coker, I Said20040303 (BBC7)
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Bill and Coker are reunited with some of the original group, but is Josella with them?

Bill and Coker find part of the original group.

However Josella isn't with them.

12Coker Watched Her Leave20040304 (BBC7)
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Bill and Coker check out of Tynsham and set off to find the rest of the University group.

Bill and Coker check out of Tynsham and start out to find the rest of the University group.

13By The Look Of Charcotteold House20040305 (BBC7)
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Bill and Coker search high and low for the University group.

Coker turns back for Tynsham but Bill is determined to find Josella.

14We Walked Across To The Little Boy...20040308 (BBC7)
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Bill is determined to find Josella and brings Susan with him.

After rescuing Susan, Bill brings her along on the hunt for Josella.

15Three Weeks Later...20040309 (BBC7)
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Bill works hard to make a new home for his new family.

Roger May reads John Wyndham's sci-fi thriller.

16On A Day In The Summer Of Our Sixth Year20040310 (BBC7)
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Bill and Josella take a trip to the beach where they have a first glimpse of help.

Bill and Josella take a trip to the beach where they have a first glimpse of help to come.

1720080610 (BBC7)

A visitor to Shirning threatens Bill's family and their future together.

Episode 17 of 17.