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Arthur C .Clarke
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke.
Dramatised for radio by Tony Mulholland. Directed by Brian Lighthill with music by Jeff Mearns.
Alone many miles above the Earth, Jan Rodricks, the last surviving human, is witnessing the end of the world. As he watches, he records for the benefit of history how mankind was doomed...
The massive spaceships appeared over every city on Earth, bringing the Overlords, a seemingly benign race vastly superior in technology and intelligence. Led by the enigmatic Karellen, they promised a new age of peace and prosperity, and with the help of UN Secretary General Stormgren, they eradicated poverty, disease and war. But contentment has its price...
As the years pass, culture, science and religion start to die, and there are those who question the road down which the Overlords are leading them. For it seems the apparently benevolent and omnipotent masters of the Earth are themselves only the servants of a greater power: a power they have no choice but to obey...
Steven Pacey stars as Jan Rodricks with Peter Jeffrey as Karellen in this powerful BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Arthur C. Clarke's apocalyptic vision of the future. First published in 1953, Arthur C. Clarke's tale of the evolution and eventual end of humanity has come to be seen as one of the great SF works.
Two hour-long episodes. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997.
Part 1 - Beginning
The world is at war. Self-destruction seems inevitable. Then the overlords arrive, but what is it they really want?
Part 2 - End
The Overlords have remained unseen, ruling the world from a distance, for over fifty years. Now they are about to reveal themselves.
rip from CD with Exact Audio Copy. ABR joint-stereo LAME mp3.
Total Size: 108Mbs Mp3
Service: Radio 4
Audio Sample Rate: 44Khz
Bitrate: 124Kbps Mp3
With Steven Pacey, Philip Voss and Peter Jeffrey. Director Brian Lighthilladditional cast.... steven pacey, Peter Jeffrey and sarah-jane holm. director brian lighthill.the world is at war. self-destruction is inevitable. then the overlords arrive. but what is it they really want?
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