Shape Of Things To Come, The

An anthology series of science-fiction adventures.

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19910826]Brave New World|Aldous Huxley 's masterpiece is the first in a season of plays looking into a future. Written in 1931, it foresaw a world 600 years hence where procreation would be by test tube, and emotions drug-controlled.|Music Wilfredo Acosta.|Dramatised by Stephen Mulrine Producer Marilyn Imrie. Stereo

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Unknown: Aldous Huxley|Dramatised By: Stephen Mulrine|Producer: Marilyn Imrie.|The Savage: Gary Cady|Mustapha Mond: Jack Klaff|Lenina Crowne: Moir Leslie|Bernard Mara: Jonathan Tafler|Linda: Frances de la Tour|Helmholtz Watson: Sean Pertwee|Director of Hatcheries: Hugh Dickson|Henry Foster: Nigel Carrington|Fanny Crowne: Jane Whittenshaw|President of Worship: Susan Sheridan|Benito Hoover: Andrew Wincott|Headmistress of Eton: Petra Markham|Archsongster of Canterbury: Timothy Carlton|Primo Mellon: Mark Straker|Nurse: Joanna Myers|Boy: Richard Pearce|Spanish guide: Walter Acosta
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910826] Unknown: Aldous Huxley|Music: Wilfredo Acosta.|Dramatised By: Stephen Mulrine|Producer: Marilyn Imrie.|The Savage: Gary Cady|Mustapha Mond: Jack Klaff|Lenina Crowne: Moir Leslie|Bernard Mara: Jonathan Tafler|Linda: Frances de la Tour|Helmholtz Watson: Sean Pertwee|Director of Hatcheries: Hugh Dickson|Henry Foster: Nigel Carrington|Fanny Crowne: Jane Whittenshaw|President of Worship: Susan Sheridan|Benito Hoover: Andrew Wincott|Headmistress of Eton: Petra Markham|Archsongster of Canterbury: Timothy Carlton|Primo Mellon: Mark Straker|Nurse: Joanna Myers|Boy: Richard Pearce|Spanish guide: Walter Acosta
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910828]Continuing a season of plays looking into a future.|Kaleidoscope|As the space ship|Venturer lifts off from Cape Canaveral, few members of the crew can contemplate the perils of deep space as they will experience them.|Ray Bradbury has adapted his own short story from The Illustrated Man.|Director Hamish Wilson. Stereo

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Unknown: Ray Bradbury|Director: Hamish Wilson.|Hollis: Tom Watson|Applegate: Finlay Welsh|Stone: Rebecca Hawking|Stimson: John Yule|Lespere: Stuart McQuarrie|Barkley: Neil Shackleton|Woode: John Adam Baker|Houston Control: Lynn Bains
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910828] Unknown: Ray Bradbury|Director: Hamish Wilson.|Hollis: Tom Watson|Applegate: Finlay Welsh|Stone: Rebecca Hawking|Stimson: John Yule|Lespere: Stuart McQuarrie|Barkley: Neil Shackleton|Woode: John Adam Baker|Houston Control: Lynn Bains
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910904]A season of plays looking into a future.|The Midas Plague by Frederick Pohl.|In the future, the poorest citizens have the most things. People have to spend most of their waking hours consuming and wearing out what the robots have produced.|Only the most successful are allowed to live a simple life. Morey Fry discovers a way out...

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Unknown: Frederick Pohl.|Unknown: Morey Fry|Morey Fry: Michael Drew|Cherry Fry: Dyanne White|Howland: Alan Covenay|Henry/Porfirio: Geoffrey Collins|Judge Elon: Eric Allen|Grace Elon: Caroline Hunt|Semmelweiss/Newman: Nick Chivers|Fairless/Sam: Clarence Smith|Blaine/Wally: Richard Pearce|Wainwright: Fraser Kerr|Tanaquil: Catherine Neal|Director Alec: Reid Stereo
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910904] Unknown: Frederick Pohl.|Unknown: Morey Fry|Morey Fry: Michael Drew|Cherry Fry: Dyanne White|Howland: Alan Covenay|Henry/Porfirio: Geoffrey Collins|Judge Elon: Eric Allen|Grace Elon: Caroline Hunt|Semmelweiss/Newman: Nick Chivers|Fairless/Sam: Clarence Smith|Blaine/Wally: Richard Pearce|Wainwright: Fraser Kerr|Tanaquil: Catherine Neal|Director Alec: Reid Stereo
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910905]A season of plays looking into a future.|Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes 's science-fiction story, from which an Oscar-winning film and a musical have been made. Tom Courtenay stars as the backward Charlie, who is offered a miraculous cure for his low IQ.|Director Matthew Walters. Stereo

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Unknown: Algernon Daniel Keyes|Unknown: Tom Courtenay|Director: Matthew Walters.|Miss Kinnian: Joanna Myers|Dr Strauss: Barrie Cookson|DrNemur: Ronald Herdman|Bert: Clarence Smith|Joe/Donnegan: Nigel Carrington|Frank/Sherrinford: Alan Barker|Mrs Flytm/EUen: Auriol Smith
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910905] Unknown: Algernon Daniel Keyes|Unknown: Tom Courtenay|Director: Matthew Walters.|Miss Kinnian: Joanna Myers|Dr Strauss: Barrie Cookson|DrNemur: Ronald Herdman|Bert: Clarence Smith|Joe/Donnegan: Nigel Carrington|Frank/Sherrinford: Alan Barker|Mrs Flytm/EUen: Auriol Smith
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910908]A season of plays looking into a future.|The Chrysalids by John Wyndham.|David is growing up in a society in which any kind of mutation is ruthlessly punished. His problems begin when he discovers that, although outwardly normal, he is different in another, dangerous, way.|With Robin Browne ,|William Eedle , Jennifer Piercey ,|Martyn Read and John Rye. Dramatised by Barbara Clegg Director Michael Bartlett. Stereo (First broadcast in 1981)

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Unknown: John Wyndham.|Unknown: Robin Browne|Unknown: William Eedle|Unknown: Jennifer Piercey|Unknown: Martyn Read|Unknown: John Rye.|Dramatised By: Barbara Clegg|Director: Michael Bartlett.|David: Stephen Garlick|Davida as a child: Susan Sheridan|Rosalind: Amanda Murray|Petra: Judy Bennett|Michael: Spencer Banks|Katherine: Philupa Ritchie|Rachel: Jenny Lee|Anne: Kathryn Hurlbutt|Mary: Elizabeth Rider|Father: Peter Baldwin|Mother: Sonia Fraser|Axel: Michael Spice|Sophie: Jane Knowles|Sophie as a child: Elissa Derwent
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910908] Unknown: John Wyndham.|Unknown: Robin Browne|Unknown: William Eedle|Unknown: Jennifer Piercey|Unknown: Martyn Read|Unknown: John Rye.|Dramatised By: Barbara Clegg|Director: Michael Bartlett.|David: Stephen Garlick|Davida as a child: Susan Sheridan|Rosalind: Amanda Murray|Petra: Judy Bennett|Michael: Spencer Banks|Katherine: Philupa Ritchie|Rachel: Jenny Lee|Anne: Kathryn Hurlbutt|Mary: Elizabeth Rider|Father: Peter Baldwin|Mother: Sonia Fraser|Axel: Michael Spice|Sophie: Jane Knowles|Sophie as a child: Elissa Derwent
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910909]A season of plays looking into a future.|Space-Ache by Snoo Wilson.|Chrissie goes for a Cryo, to be matter reduced and placed in a container the size and shape of a milk bottle. She looks forward to being reconstituted in a million years hence, when life will be better, but love and a chemical toilet change the course of her life. Director Alec Reid Stereo

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Unknown: Snoo Wilson.|Director: Alec Reid|Christie: Siriol Jenkins|Carwash: Neil Roberts|Betty: Euzabeth Bell|: Pagey Johntelfer|Shorter: Geoffrey Collins|Punting: Nat Brenner|Easey: Clarence Smith|Mudroche: Snoo Wilson|Erica: Julia Hills|Joan: Vanessa Dodd|Ranulph: Neil Ben|Burning Judge: Brett Usher|Dad: Paul Nicholson|Priest: Graham Wyles|Gunner: Craig Edwards|Surgeon: Ronald Herdman
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910909] Unknown: Snoo Wilson.|Director: Alec Reid|Christie: Siriol Jenkins|Carwash: Neil Roberts|Betty: Euzabeth Bell|: Pagey Johntelfer|Shorter: Geoffrey Collins|Punting: Nat Brenner|Easey: Clarence Smith|Mudroche: Snoo Wilson|Erica: Julia Hills|Joan: Vanessa Dodd|Ranulph: Neil Ben|Burning Judge: Brett Usher|Dad: Paul Nicholson|Priest: Graham Wyles|Gunner: Craig Edwards|Surgeon: Ronald Herdman
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910912]A season of plays looking into a future.|Who Goes Here?|Bob Shaw 's humorous story, set in AD 2386. Warren Peace joins the Space Legion to forget.... but to forget what? He can't remember.|Dramatised by Wilfredo Acosta Director Glyn Dearman. Stereo

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Unknown: Bob Shaw|Dramatised By: Wilfredo Acosta|Director: Glyn Dearman.|Warren: Douglas Hodge|Professor Legge: David March|Capt Widget: Timothy Carlton|Oscar 1: Terence Edmond|Oscar 2: Charles Millham|Doctor: Adjoa Andoh|Boy: Paul Russell|Ryan: Andrew Wincott|Merriman: David Bannerman|Pennycook: Peter Penry-Jones|Miz Harley: Ann Windsor|Georges: Mark Straker|Simpkins: Eric Allan|Fiuffo: Jane Whittenshaw
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910912] Unknown: Bob Shaw|Dramatised By: Wilfredo Acosta|Director: Glyn Dearman.|Warren: Douglas Hodge|Professor Legge: David March|Capt Widget: Timothy Carlton|Oscar 1: Terence Edmond|Oscar 2: Charles Millham|Doctor: Adjoa Andoh|Boy: Paul Russell|Ryan: Andrew Wincott|Merriman: David Bannerman|Pennycook: Peter Penry-Jones|Miz Harley: Ann Windsor|Georges: Mark Straker|Simpkins: Eric Allan|Fiuffo: Jane Whittenshaw
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910914]The last in a season of plays looking into a future. Tiger! Tiger!|Alfred Bester 's story about Gulliver Foyle , who survives abandonment in space to create vengeful havoc. Even the War Lords of the 24th century fail to stop him...|Music Gary Yershon.|Dramatised by Ivan Benbrook|Director Andy Jordan.|Stereo

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Unknown: Alfred Bester|Unknown: Gulliver Foyle|Gully Foyle: Alun Armstrong|Joseph: Tony Church|Jisbella McQueen: Lesley Manville|Robin Wednesbury: Siobhan Redmond|Olivia Presteign: Miranda Richardson|Presteign: Andrew Hilton|SaulDagenham: Brett Usher|Regis Sheffield: Christopher Ashley|Capt Y'ang Yeovil: Steve Hodson|Sigurd/ Robot: John Telfer|Harley Baker: Terence Edmond|Forrest/Bunny: David Bannerman|Moira: Petra Markham|Sgt Logan: Eric Allan
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910914] Unknown: Alfred Bester|Unknown: Gulliver Foyle|Music: Gary Yershon.|Dramatised By: Ivan Benbrook|Director: Andy Jordan.|Gully Foyle: Alun Armstrong|Joseph: Tony Church|Jisbella McQueen: Lesley Manville|Robin Wednesbury: Siobhan Redmond|Olivia Presteign: Miranda Richardson|Presteign: Andrew Hilton|SaulDagenham: Brett Usher|Regis Sheffield: Christopher Ashley|Capt Y'ang Yeovil: Steve Hodson|Sigurd/ Robot: John Telfer|Harley Baker: Terence Edmond|Forrest/Bunny: David Bannerman|Moira: Petra Markham|Sgt Logan: Eric Allan
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08 LASTTiger, Tiger19910914Alfred Bester's story about Gulliver Foyle, who survives abandonment in space to create vengeful havoc.|Even the War Lords of the 24th Century fail to stop him.|Gully Foyle....Alun Armstrong|Joseph....Tony Church|Jisabella McQueen....Leslie Manville|Presteign....Andrew Hilton|Olivia Presteign....Miranda Richardson|Saul Dagenham....Brett Usher|Robin Wednesbury....Siobhan Redmond|Capt.|Y'ang-Yeovil....Steve Hodson|Regis Sheffield....Christopher Ashley|Moira....Petra Markham|Sgt Logan....Eric Allen|Ben Forrest....David Bannerman|Harley Baker....Terrance Edmund|Sigurd/Robot....John Telfor|Written by Alfred Bester, dramatised by Ivan Benbrook.|Directed by Andy Jordan.|Produced by Paul Spencer.