PHILIP K. DICK - DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? (320kbs-m4a/259mb/1hr53mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 5th & 12th January 2019
Philip K. Dick's cult sci-fi novel inspired the film Blade Runner. Set in a world devastated by nuclear war, a San Francisco bounty hunter is on a mission to retire a group of rogue androids. James Purefoy and Jessica Raine star in this new adaptation.
Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.
Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.
PHILIP K. DICK - DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 5th January 2019
In post-war 1992 androids are becoming indistinguishable from human beings, even in their capacity to love, and bounty hunter Rick Deckard is tasked with locating and retiring a rogue group of escaped androids who have fled a life of slavery and returned to Earth.
PHILIP K. DICK - DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 12th January 2019
Bounty hunter Rick Deckard is on a mission to locate and retire a rogue group of androids who have escaped a life of slavery on Mars and returned to Earth. But now that androids are almost indistinguishable from human beings, 'retirement' begins to feel more like murder and Deckard's morals get in the way of the job. The boundaries continue to blur when he develops feelings for the beautiful and sentient Rachael Rosen, herself an android.