One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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A rebellious 1950s mental hospital patient confronts the system. Adapted from stage show.

A rebellious 1950s mental hospital patient confronts the system. Adapted from the stage show of the novel. Stars Bob Sherman.

A rebellious 1950s mental hospital patient confronts the system. Stars Bob Sherman.

20041015

Christian Slater starts reading an eight-part adaptation of Ken Kesey's powerful anti-authoritarian novel.

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Christian Slater reads the second in an eight-part adaptation of Ken Kesey's powerful anti-authoritarian novel.

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3/8. Christian Slater reads the third in an eight-part adaptation of Ken Kesey's powerful novel. McMurphy wants to watch the World Series game but Nurse Ratched refuses to allow it.

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5/8. Christian Slater reads Ken Kesey's powerful anti-authoritarian novel. McMurphy is shocked to find that most of the patients are there voluntarily.

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6/8. Christian Slater reads Ken Kesey's powerful anti-authoritarian novel. McMurphy finds the Chief is not deaf and dumb after all, then plans a fishing trip for some patients with his 'aunts'.

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7/8. Christian Slater reads Ken Kesey's powerful anti-authoritarian novel. McMurphy's companions on the fishing trip are forcefully showered, and McMurphy and the Chief receive some extreme treatment.

20041203

8/8. Christian Slater reads Ken Kesey's powerful anti-authoritarian novel. Before McMurphy's planned escape, Billy and Candy get together. Meanwhile, the inmates get drunk on vodka and cough medicine.

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Another chance to hear Christian Slater read Ken Kesey's powerful, anti-authoritarian novel. Based on the author's own experiences at a war veterans' mental hospital in California, it was described as "a glittering parable of good and evil" on its publication in 1962.

It tells the story of Randle Patrick McMurphy, a rebellious inmate in a mental hospital who leads a rebellion against the repressive staff. In the fourth episode, Nurse Ratched ignores a majority vote in favour of watching the World Series on TV and McMurphy talks to the Lifeguard about the difference between hospital and jail.

This series first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2004, when Christian Slater was playing McMurphy in London's West End.

0420100108

Another chance to hear Christian Slater read Ken Kesey's powerful, anti-authoritarian novel. Based on the author's own experiences at a war veterans' mental hospital in California, it was described as "a glittering parable of good and evil" on its publication in 1962.

It tells the story of Randle Patrick McMurphy, a rebellious inmate in a mental hospital who leads a rebellion against the repressive staff. In the fourth episode, Nurse Ratched ignores a majority vote in favour of watching the World Series on TV and McMurphy talks to the Lifeguard about the difference between hospital and jail.

This series first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2004, when Christian Slater was playing McMurphy in London's West End.

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Another chance to hear Christian Slater read Ken Kesey's powerful, anti-authoritarian novel. Based on the author's own experiences at a war veterans' mental hospital in California, it was described as "a glittering parable of good and evil" on its publication in 1962.

It tells the story of Randle Patrick McMurphy, a rebellious inmate in a mental hospital who leads a rebellion against the repressive staff. In the fifth episode, after questioning the other patients, McMurphy finds out that most of them are there voluntarily, whilst he, Scanlon and a few of the chronics are the only ones committed. McMurphy decides to behave and to try not to provoke Nurse Ratched's fury.

This series first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2004, when Christian Slater was playing McMurphy in London's West End.

0520100115

Another chance to hear Christian Slater read Ken Kesey's powerful, anti-authoritarian novel. Based on the author's own experiences at a war veterans' mental hospital in California, it was described as "a glittering parable of good and evil" on its publication in 1962.

It tells the story of Randle Patrick McMurphy, a rebellious inmate in a mental hospital who leads a rebellion against the repressive staff. In the fifth episode, after questioning the other patients, McMurphy finds out that most of them are there voluntarily, whilst he, Scanlon and a few of the chronics are the only ones committed. McMurphy decides to behave and to try not to provoke Nurse Ratched's fury.

This series first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2004, when Christian Slater was playing McMurphy in London's West End.

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Another chance to hear Christian Slater read Ken Kesey's powerful, anti-authoritarian novel. Based on the author's own experiences at a war veterans' mental hospital in California, it was described as "a glittering parable of good and evil" on its publication in 1962.

It tells the story of Randle Patrick McMurphy, a rebellious inmate in a mental hospital who leads a rebellion against the repressive staff. In the sixth episode, McMurphy gets a day pass for him and nine patients to go on a fishing trip, with his "aunts". The trip goes well, and the patients arrive back at the hospital sunburned, stinking of beer and toting salmon like conquering heroes.

This series first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2004, when Christian Slater was playing McMurphy in London's West End.

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Another chance to hear Christian Slater read Ken Kesey's powerful, anti-authoritarian novel. Based on the author's own experiences at a war veterans' mental hospital in California, it was described as "a glittering parable of good and evil" on its publication in 1962.

It tells the story of Randle Patrick McMurphy, a rebellious inmate in a mental hospital who leads a rebellion against the repressive staff. In the sixth episode, McMurphy gets a day pass for him and nine patients to go on a fishing trip, with his "aunts". The trip goes well, and the patients arrive back at the hospital sunburned, stinking of beer and toting salmon like conquering heroes.

This series first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2004, when Christian Slater was playing McMurphy in London's West End.

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Another chance to hear Christian Slater read Ken Kesey's powerful, anti-authoritarian novel. Based on the author's own experiences at a war veterans' mental hospital in California, it was described as "a glittering parable of good and evil" on its publication in 1962.

It tells the story of Randle Patrick McMurphy, a rebellious inmate in a mental hospital who leads a rebellion against the repressive staff. In the seventh episode, the Chief and McMurphy are taken away for electric shock therapy. The Chief receives one treatment, McMurphy receives three.

This series first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2004, when Christian Slater was playing McMurphy in London's West End.

0720100129

Another chance to hear Christian Slater read Ken Kesey's powerful, anti-authoritarian novel. Based on the author's own experiences at a war veterans' mental hospital in California, it was described as "a glittering parable of good and evil" on its publication in 1962.

It tells the story of Randle Patrick McMurphy, a rebellious inmate in a mental hospital who leads a rebellion against the repressive staff. In the seventh episode, the Chief and McMurphy are taken away for electric shock therapy. The Chief receives one treatment, McMurphy receives three.

This series first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2004, when Christian Slater was playing McMurphy in London's West End.

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