HMS Surprise as radio play at BBC Radio 4!

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HMS Surprise as radio play at BBC Radio 4!

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Oct 2, 2008, 7:27am

Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 October
Naval battles, political intrigue and romantic rivalry are all to the fore in this three-part dramatisation by Roger Danes of Patrick O'Brian's novel, HMS Surprise, set in 1804 in England, India and on the high seas."
You can listen live at the above link, or listen-again for a week through the links for the weekdays at the above link.

Oct 2, 2008, 8:30am

Excellent! Thanks for publicising this!

Edited: Oct 2, 2008, 10:47am

Oh goodie! Thanks indeed!

Oct 2, 2008, 11:52pm

Three by 45 minute episodes seems a tad abbreviated, but I'd like to hear it.

Oct 3, 2008, 7:07am

Forgot to say that the above time is British Summer Time (that is UTC+1). Look up your local time (difference) here:

Nov 28, 2008, 6:24am

Oh, oh, oh. Not a moment to lose, and I lost two months looking at this site.... and the Beeb only keeps their plays on line for seven days afterwards.

Did anyone by any chance record it????

Edited: Aug 29, 2009, 12:43pm

If someone's interested in this, I've got mp3s of it - someone else did me the favor before! They're rather large (40+ mb a piece for three files) but I can use a service like YouSendIt and post the link here.

They really are quite good - shorter to be sure and missing some most excellent episodes from the book, but the voices are cast wonderfully and it's a very good adaptation.

Jan 27, 2012, 3:34pm

I know it's an old post, but if the offer's still open those sound like a great way to spend commuting time.

Oct 1, 2015, 10:10pm

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