Planet Of The Blind

Episodes

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S01A Boyhood Of Thrills And Nausea19990215

`A Boyhood of Thrills and Nausea'.

Born almost blind, Stephen Kuusisto grew up in America and Finland pretending he could see.

In his haunting personal memoir, he describes the struggle to come to terms with his condition, and life in an opaque and dangerous world.

Read by Ron Berglas.

Adapted by Lavinia Murray (1/5).

S02Learning How To Starve19990216

`Learning How to Starve'. Stephen Kuusisto's adolescent years, including the first kiss, weight problems and a terror of cars. Read by Ron Berglas. Adapted by Lavinia Murray (2/5).

S03Cigarettes, Booze And Poetry19990217

`Cigarettes, Booze and Poetry'. Stephen Kuusisto spends his college years in Iowa and Helsinki, where he continues to struggle against his blindness. Read by Ron Berglas. Adapted by Lavinia Murray (3/5).

S04A Long, Folding White Cane19990218

`A Long, Folding White Cane'.

An accident forces Stephen Kuusisto to come to terms with his impaired sight and to telephone the NEW YORK Commission for the Blind.

Read by Ron Berglas.

Adapted by Lavinia Murray (4/5).

S05Corky19990219

`Corky's in Love'. Stephen Kuusisto finally accepts his condition and takes delivery of a guide dog. Read by Ron Berglas. Adapted by Lavinia Murray (5/5).