Sunday, 3 February 2019

Isaac Asimov - I, Robot

ISAAC ASIMOV - I, ROBOT (320kbs-m4a/158mb/69mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 7th to 11th January 2019

The rise of robotics in the 21st century, told through the poignant and mysterious story of enigmatic lawyer, Stevie Byerley.

As a child, Stevie Byerley is raised by Robbie, a robotic childminder, because her parents are too busy working. The powerful bond she forms with the robot is unbreakable. Their relationship will change the course of Stevie's life.

Originally written over 60 years ago, Isaac Asimov's stories are becoming truer with every day that passes. The world that he imagined is now upon us.

Dramatised by Richard Kurti.

Produced and Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell.

A B7 production for BBC Radio 4.

ISAAC ASIMOV - I, ROBOT - 1. ROBBIE (320kbs-m4a/32mb/14mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 7th January 2019

Stevie Byerley is raised by a robotic childminder. Their relationship will change the course of her life.

With Hermione Norris as Stevie Byerley, Kelly Burke as Robbie, Mia Burgess as Young Stevie, Dianna Weller as Grace Byerley and Derek Riddell as George Byerley.

ISAAC ASIMOV - I, ROBOT - 2. REASON (320kbs-m4a/32mb/14mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 8th January 2019

Following a car crash, Stevie returns to work. Her first case involves a robot with a Messiah complex.

With Hermione Norris as Stevie Byerley, Brendan Coyle as Quinn, Nicholas Briggs as Cutie and Doug Devaney as Powell.

ISAAC ASIMOV - I, ROBOT - 3. LITTLE LOST ROBOT (320kbs-m4a/32mb/14mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 9th January 2019

A reprogrammed robot goes AWOL on a space station, with potentially lethal consequences.

With Hermione Norris as Stevie Byerley, Brendan Coyle as Quinn, Gary Turner as Dr Black, Nicholas Briggs as Nestor Robots and Diane Spencer as the Psychiatrist.

ISAAC ASIMOV - I, ROBOT - 4. LIAR (320kbs-m4a/32mb/14mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 10th January 2019

Stevie is summoned to a lab in Siberia, where a robot has developed the ability to read human minds.

With Hermione Norris as Stevie Byerley, Brendan Coyle as Quinn, Dianne Weller as SZ-34/Suzi, Michael Cochrane as Doctor Lanning and Corrinne Weeks as Andrea Ashe.

ISAAC ASIMOV - I, ROBOT - 5. THE EVITABLE CONFLICT (320kbs-m4a/32mb/14mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 11th January 2019

Stevie's meteoric rise to power leads to a final showdown with Quinn, finally revealing her secret.

With Hermione Norris as Stevie Byerley, Brendan Coyle as Quinn, Derek Riddell as the Doctor, Diane Spencer as the Legal Secretary and Robert Blackwood as the Tour Guide.

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