Sunday, 1 September 2019

Yevgeny Zamyatin - We

YEVGENY ZAMYATIN - WE (320kbs-m4a/262mb/1hr54mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 6th & 13th July 2019

Engineer D-503 questions his life in One State, a post-revolutionary future, ruled by absolute rationality. Stars Anton Lesser.

The first great dystopian novel of the 20th century, written in secret in early Soviet Russia by Yevgeni Zamyatin.

D-503 ...... Anton Lesser
R-13 ...... Don Warrington
U ...... Brigit Forsyth
1-330 ...... Joanna Riding
0-90 ...... Julia Rounthwaite
Benefactor ...... Russell Dixon
Tannoy ...... Emma Clarke
Babushka ...... Judith Davis
S ...... Patrick Bridgman
2nd Engineer ...... Paul Viragh

Dramatisd in two-parts by Sean O'Brien.

Director: Jim Poyser

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.

YEVGENY ZAMYATIN - WE - 1. RATIONALITY (320kbs-m4a/130mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 6th July 2019

In a post-revolutionary future, OneState is ruled according to the principles of rationality. The penalty for dissent is death.

D-503, the chief engineer of the state, meets the beautiful 1-330. Her initial intentions seem innocent, but soon D starts to question her identity and indeed his own.

YEVGENY ZAMYATIN - WE - 2. INFATUATION (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 13th July 2019

OneState engineer D-503 gets increasingly infatuated by the beautiful 1-330, though he harbours suspicions. The key to his fate seems to lie in the hands of the mysterious S - but who is S? Will his fascination lead him to love or revolution?

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