Paradise Lost

New to BBC 7 we present John Milton's epic poem of the Fall of Man, abridged in 41 episodes.

The Fallen Angel, Satan, bitter and exasperated in Hell, tries to gather support among the devils for war against God in Heaven.

First, he summons his forces to build the mighty palace of pandemonium.

But should a war with God be carried out openly or in secret? With a great cast including Denis Quilley, Ian McDiarmid, Matthew Morgan, John Church, Steve Hodson and Jonathan Adams, this powerful production was directed by John Theocharis and first broadcast on Radio 4 in November 1992.

Denis Quilley is Milton in John Milton's epic poem.

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New to BBC 7 we present John Milton's epic poem of the Fall of Man, abridged in 41 episodes.

The Fallen Angel, Satan, bitter and exasperated in Hell, tries to gather support among the devils for war against God in Heaven.

First, he summons his forces to build the mighty palace of pandemonium.

But should a war with God be carried out openly or in secret? With a great cast including Denis Quilley, Ian McDiarmid, Matthew Morgan, John Church, Steve Hodson and Jonathan Adams, this powerful production was directed by John Theocharis and first broadcast on Radio 4 in November 1992.

Denis Quilley is Milton in John Milton's epic poem.

Exasperated in Hell, fallen angel Satan bitterly plots against God in Heaven.

Epic poem with Denis Quilley and Ian McDiarmid.

Milton explains man's disobedience, the loss of Paradise and describes the fall of Satan.

Read by Anton Lesser.

Milton presents his subject, explaining Man's Disobedience, the loss of Paradise and describes the fall of Satan and his cohorts from heaven.

The fallen angel, Satan, plots with his henchman Beelzebub.

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Fallen angel Satan awakens in Hell and summons up his legions.

Stars Denis Quilley, Ian McDiarmid and Matthew Morgan.

Satan and his cohorts debate whether another battle should take place to recover Heaven.

Read by Anton Lesser.

He goes on a journey to find another place and passes through the gates of Hell.

The fallen angel, Satan, awakens in Hell and summons up his legions.

Starring Denis Quilley, Ian McDiarmid and Matthew Morgan.

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Satan summons his forces to build the mighty palace of pandemonium.

Stars Denis Quilley.

Stars Denis Quilley, Ian McDiarmid and Matthew Morgan.

God sees Satan going towards this world and explains to his son that while man does have free will and could resist temptation, he will regard his fall with some grace as he was seduced.

Starring Denis Quilley, Ian McDiarmid and Matthew Morgan.

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Satan asks his lieutenants whether a war with God should be in the open or in secret.

Stars Denis Quilley and Ian McDiarmid.

Satan journeys to Paradise where he looks into the garden and sees Adam and Eve.

Read by Anton Lesser.

Satan journeys to Paradise where, sitting as a cormorant on the Tree of Life, he looks into the garden and sees Adam and Eve.

In John Milton's epic poem Satan asks his lieutenants whether a war with God should be carried out openly or in secret.

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The fallen angels debate war with Heaven, but the devil Belial advises caution.

Stars Denis Quilley and Steve Hodson.

God sends Raphael to warn Adam and to explain how free will operates.

Read by Anton Lesser.

Eve tells Adam a worrying dream she has had, before they then set out on their labours.

God sends Raphael to warn Adam and to explain the workings of free will.

If Adam and Eve sin now, they will have no excuse.

In Milton's epic poem the fallen angels continue their debate about a war with heaven.

The devil Belial urges caution.

Steve Hodson plays Belial.

Belial urges caution.

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Satan journeys to the new world where God's new creation is purported to live.

Epic poem with Denis Quilley and Ian McDiarmid.

Michael continues to explain to Adam the conflict with Satan and his Angels.

Read by Anton Lesser.

Michael continues to explain to Adam the conflict with Satan and his Angels, ending with their expulsion from heaven following the victory by the Messiah.

Satan journeys alone to the new world where God's new creation is purported to live.

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Satan flies to Hell's gate, where he encounters his daughter Sin and his son Death.

Stars Denis Quilley and Ian McDiarmid.

Adam asks Raphael to tell him why the world was created.

Read by Anton Lesser.

Adam asks Raphael to tell him why this world was first created.

Raphael explains that following Satan's expulsion from Heaven, God desired to create a new world populated by new creatures.

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Satan passes through the gulf between Hell and Heaven - and approaches the new world.

Satan flies to Hell's gate, where he encounters his daughter Sin and his son Death.

Stars Denis Quilley and Ian McDiarmid.

Adam and Raphael talk further, as Adam explains his life in Paradise and Eve's arrival.

Read by Anton Lesser.

Adam and Raphael talk further, as Adam explains his life in Paradise, his loneliness and, following his discussion with God, the arrival of Eve.

Satan passes through the gulf between hell and heaven and approaches the new world that god has made.

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The blind poet praises light - and God reveals his purposes to his beloved son.

Stars Denis Quilley and Robert Glenister.

Satan returns to Paradise as a 'mist by night' and enters the Serpent.

Read by Anton Lesser.

In the morning, Adam and Eve go about their labours, separately.

Eve encounters the Serpent when on her own and takes an irrevocable step.

In Milton's epic poem, the blind poet praises light and God reveals his purposes to his beloved son.

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The son of God offers to redeem mankind - and Satan eavesdrops on Adam and Eve.

Stars Denis Quilley and Godfrey Kento.

God tells the Guardian Angels that Satan's entrance into Paradise was inevitable.

Read by Anton Lesser.

God tells the Guardian Angels that Satan's entrance into Paradise could not have been prevented by them, and he then sends his son to Paradise to speak to the Transgressors and clothe them.

In Milton's epic poem, the son of God offers to redeem mankind, and Satan, entering the Garden of Eden, eavesdrops on Adam and Eve.

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Satan disguises himself as an angel to trick his way into God's new world.

Epic poem with Denis Quilley and Ian McDiarmid.

The son of God explains that the Transgressors have repented, but they are driven out.

Read by Anton Lesser.

The son of God explains to his father that the Transgressors have repented.

God accepts this, but decrees that they can no longer live in Paradise.

The Angel Michael is sent down to drive out the 'sinful pair', but first takes Adam to a high hill to show him what is to come.

Satan disguises himself as an angel and tricks his way into God's new world.

Episode 11 of 41.

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Adopting another disguise, Satan hides himself on The Tree of Life in The Garden of Eden.

Stars Denis Quilley and Ian McDiarmid.

Adopting yet another disguise, Satan secrets himself on The Tree of Life in The Garden of Eden.

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The Archangel Michael ends his account with the story of Christ's resurrection.

Read by Anton Lesser.

The Archangel Michael continues the story from the Ark, concluding his account with Christ's resurrection, and eventually leads the pair out of Paradise.

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Satan spies Adam and Eve for the first time and eavesdrops as they talk.

Stars Ian McDiarmid, Linus Roache and Federay Holmes.

In John Milton's epic poem, Satan spies Adam and Eve for the first time and listens in as they talk.

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The Angel Gabriel warns Uriel that an evil spirit has entered Paradise.

Stars Ian McDiarmid and Julian Rhind-tutt.

In John Milton's epic poem, the Angel Gabriel warns Uriel that an evil spirit has entered Paradise.

Episode 14 of 41.

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As Adam and Eve rest unaware, their guardian angels apprehend Satan.

Stars Ian McDiarmid, Julian Rhind-tutt and David Holt.

In John Milton's epic poem, the angels charged with guarding Adam and Eve apprehend Satan.

Episode 15 of 41.

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In the Garden of Eden, Eve describes her disturbing dream to Adam.

With Denis Quilley.

Epic poem with Denis Quilley and Federay Holmes.

John Milton's epic poem.

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Adam and Eve prepare for the arrival of archangel Raphael in the Garden of Eden.

Stars Denis Quilley and Linus Roache.

Adam and Eve entertain the archangel Raphael.

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Archangel Raphael explains to Adam and Eve how Satan fomented rebellion among the angels.

Stars John Rowe and Godfrey Kenton.

The archangel Raphael describes to Adam and Eve how Satan fomented rebellion among the angels.

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Archangel Raphael describes how Michael and Gabriel were sent to battle against Satan.

Stars John Rowe and Ian McDiarmid.

The archangel Raphael describes how Michael and Gabriel were sent to battle against Satan.

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In the tale of evil Satan and his rebellion against God, archangel Michael does battle.

In the tale of Satan's evil deeds and rebellion against God, archangel Michael does battle.

Stars John Rowe and Mark Straker.

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God sends his son to drive the rebellious angels out of Heaven.

Stars John Rowe and Ian McDiarmid.

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Raphael explains God's intentions in his creation of the World.

Stars John Rowe and Denis Quilley.

Raphael describes how God announced his intention to create the world.

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God begins his creation of the World and its many creatures.

Stars Godfrey Kenton and John Rowe.

God begins the creation of the world and its many creatures.

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Raphael describes more about God's creation of the World.

Stars Godfrey Kenton.

Stars Godfrey Kenton and John Rowe.

In John Milton's epic poem, Raphael concludes his description of God's creation of the world.

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Raphael answers Adam's questions about the Solar System.

Stars Linus Roache and John Rowe.

In John Milton's epic poem, Raphael answers Adam's questions about the Solar System.

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Raphael welcomes Adam's offer to tell his own story.

Starring Linus Roache and John Rowe.

Epic poem starring Linus Roache, John Rowe and Godfrey Kenton.

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Adam explains how Eve was created to Raphael and discusses the nature of love.

Stars Linus Roache and John Rowe.

Adam tells Raphael how Eve was created and discusses the nature of love.

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Satan returns to the Garden of Eden and enters the body of the sleeping serpent.

Stars Ian McDiarmid and Federay Holmes.

Satan returns to Eden and enters the body of the sleeping serpent.

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Eve persuades Adam to allow her to work alone and - as The Serpent - Satan makes contact.

Eve persuades Adam to allow her to work alone and - in the guise of The Serpent - Satan makes contact.

Stars Federay Holmes.

Eve persuades Adam to allow her to work alone in The Garden, and in the guise of The Serpent, Satan makes contact.

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The Serpent tempts Eve to taste the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

Stars Ian McDiarmid and Federay Holmes.

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Eve persuades Adam to taste the Forbidden Fruit.

Epic poem starring Federay Holmes, Linus Roache and Denis Quilley.

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God sends his Son to judge Adam and Eve, after they partake of the Forbidden Fruit.

Stars Godfrey Kenton and Robert Glenister.

God sends his son to judge Adam and Eve.

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Sin and Death scheme and the devils, turned to serpents, taste the fruits of disobedience.

Sin and Death scheme, whilst the devils, in the guise of serpents, taste the fruits of disobedience.

Stars Margaret Robertson.

Sin and Death begin their schemes for Earth, while the devils, turned into serpents, taste the fruits of disobedience.

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Adam urges Eve to seek peace with God through repentance.

Stars Linus Roache, Federay Holmes and Denis Quilley.

Stars Linus Roache.

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God decrees that Adam and Eve must leave the Garden of Paradise.

Epic poem starring Godfrey Kenton and Linus Roache.

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Adam is taken to the top of a hill, to be shown the future for his descendants.

Stars Linus Roache and Denis Quilley.

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Archangel Michael tells Adam about the events that will lead to The Flood.

Archangel Michael tells Adam about the events that will lead to The Flood and God's covenant with Noah.

Stars Mark Straker.

The Archangel Michael describes to Adam the events that will lead to The Flood and God's covenant with Noah.

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Archangel Michael tells Adam that Moses will lead the Children of Israel out of Egypt.

Archangel Michael tells Adam about Abraham and how Moses will lead the Children of Israel out of Egypt.

Stars Linus Roache.

The Archangel Michael relates to Adam the works of Abraham and how Moses will lead the Children of Israel out of Egypt.

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Archangel Michael tells Adam about the reign of King David and the birth of Christ.

Stars Mark Straker and Linus Roache.

The Archangel Michael tells Adam about the reign of King David and the birth of Christ.

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Archangel Michael comforts Adam and leads him, together with Eve, out of Paradise.

Stars Mark Straker and Federay Holmes.

The Archangel Michael comforts Adam and leads him, together with Eve, out of Paradise.

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The fallen angel, Satan, plots with his henchman Beelzebub.

Exasperated in Hell, fallen angel Satan bitterly plots against God in Heaven.

Epic poem with Denis Quilley and Ian McDiarmid.

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John Milton's epic poem stars Denis Quilley and Ian McDiarmid.

Episodes 6-10 of 41.

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John Milton's epic poem stars Denis Quilley and Ian McDiarmid.

Satan disguises himself as an angel and tricks his way into God's world.

Episodes 11-15 of 41.

Satan disguises himself as an angel and tricks his way into God's new world.

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John Milton's epic poem about the fall of man continues.

Episodes 16-20 of 41.

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In John Milton's epic poem, Raphael welcomes Adam's offer to tell his own story and Satan takes on the guise of the Serpent to tempt Eve.

Episodes 26-30 of 41.

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When Eve persuades Adam to taste the forbidden fruit, they both have to face the consequences.

Episodes 31-35 of 41.

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God decrees that Adam and Eve must leave the Garden of Paradise.