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The Illustrated Man

A BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation

Ray Bradbury


Narrated by:

Jamie Parker, Ian Glen



Release date:



US General American

Recorded at:

BBC Broadcasting House


BBC Radio 4

A dramatisation by Brian Sibley of Ray Bradbury's iconic short story collection.
A young traveller encounters a vagrant on the road who claims his tattoos come to life after dark and have the powers of prophecy.
The vagrant offers his young travelling companion tantalising glimpses into the future with tales of restless androids, children caught up in a sinister game and astronauts stranded in outer space which all hint at dark and troubling times ahead.
The Illustrated Man.....Iain Glen
The Youth.....Jamie Parker
Directed by Gemma Jenkins
Production Co-ordinator: Philippa Tilbury
Studio Managers: Anne Bunting, Peter Ringrose, Alison Craig.
First published in the UK in 1952, it's the startling framing device of a man whose tattoos predict the future of humankind which signals Bradbury's collection out as one of the defining works of 20th century Science Fiction.

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