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.

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.

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.

0620100122

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.

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.