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This “Fahrenheit 451” adaptation for radio is a stirring dramatisation of Ray Bradbury’s famous novel, which looks into the future to a time when all books are forbidden. Fireman no longer put out fires; instead they start them, burning any books which come to light. Humans live in a brainless world of wall-to-wall television. But one fireman – Montag – begins to have doubts about his role. When he meets someone who seems more alive than anyone he knows, his world begins to change, and his nightmare begins. This  dramatised version for BBC radio 4 extra was adaptred by Gregory Evans and directed by Brian Miller. As: Montag:Michael Pennington / Millie:Pamela Salem / Beatty:Peter Miles / Narrator:Jonathan Newth / Clarisse:Patience Tomlinson  / Medic/Announcer:Spencer Banks  / Stoneman:Michael Simkins  / Woman:Susan Dowdall / Faber:Peter Tuddenham  /  Granger:Hugh Dickson / Simmons:Alan Dudley.

“Fahrenheit 451” was made into a film by Francois Truffaut in 1961 starring Julie Christie and Oskar Werner . The title refers to the temperature at which paper burns.

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Fahrenheit 451(Audio Dramatization) by Ray Bradbury – Part 01

Fahrenheit 451(Audio Dramatization) by Ray Bradbury – Part 02

Fahrenheit 451(Audio Dramatization) by Ray Bradbury – Part 03

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    • Edwin Alexander Francis
    • Posted October 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm
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    first broadcast in 1982; re-broadcast on BBC Radio 7 in November 2011 and again on BBC Radio 4 extra in February 2012


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