We Can Remember It For You Wholesale


Topics BBC Radio Drama, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, Philip K Dick, Sci-Fi, dreams
Main character: Douglas Quail Dramatised by Graham White from a short story by science-fiction author Philip K Dick. This is the same story that loosely inspired the film, Total Recall. In a future world where the wildest of dreams can come true, mild-mannered clerk Douglas Quail decides to make his life more exciting by having his memory altered. But he finds that tampering with his mind reveals a life-threatening reality. Director: Cathryn Horn Douglas Quail: Bradley Lavelle McClane: John Rowe Broadcast 1998.04.06 BBC Radio 4 FM, 6 April 1998 23.00


Ray Bradbury: Something Wicked This Way Comes (BBC Radio drama)

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Dramatized by Diana Griffiths for BBC Radio in 11/4/2011

Composer ….. David Paul Jones
Sound ….. Paul Cargill
Produced/Directed by Pauline Harris

Set in 1960’s Illinois this gem of modern Gothic literature is the memorable story of two boys, James Nightshade and William Halloway, and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town with the arrival of a “dark carnival” one Autumn midnight. These two innocents, both aged 13, (Will is born one minute before Halloween, and Jim one minute after) save the souls of the town (as well as their own). This is a vivid variation on the eternal theme of the fight between Good and Evil. A thrilling, chilling, richly kaleidoscopic sound world ensues; a shimmering mirror maze that reflects your older or younger self, depending on your desires, and a magic carousel that plays Chopin’s Funeral March forwards – with each rotation you gain a year, and rotating backwards – you get younger.



Theo Gregory


Joseph Lindsay


Henry Goodman

Mr Dark

Kenneth Cranham

Mr Coogar

Gerard McDermott

Lightening rod salesman

Gerard McDermott

Miss Foley

Barbara Barnes

Dust Witch

Buffy Davis


Taran Stanzler

Young Miss Foley

Amelia Clarkson


Ethan Brooke


Ray Bradbury: Kaleidoscope (BBC Radio drama)

Originally aired on BBC Radio 4 Aug 28, 1991 as the second episode of The Shape of Things to Come — a series of plays looking into the future.
A disaster strikes in space, leaving a crew of astronauts with no option but to make peace with coming death.
Tom Watson and Finlay Welsh star in Ray Bradbury’s own adaptation of his short story from The Illustrated Man.  (45 min)
Hollis: Tom Watson
Applegate: Finlay Welsh
Stone: Rebecca Hawking
Stimson: John Yule
Lespere: Stuart McQuarrie
With Neil Shackleton , John Adam Baker and Lynn Bains
Directed by Hamish Wilson

Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 (BBC Radio drama)

Sometime in the future the fireman’s role has changed from stopping fires to starting them: the material being all books or printed matter of any kind. Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which books burn. But Montag the fireman is beginning to have doubts about his role …
Dark futuristic tale dramatised for radio by Gregory Evans and starring Michael Pennington.
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
Director – Brian Miller
Bradbury observed many years later: “ In writing the short novel Fahrenheit 451 I thought I was describing a world that might evolve in four or five decades. But only a few weeks ago, in Beverly Hills one night, a husband and wife passed me, walking their dog. I stood staring after them, absolutely stunned. The woman held in one hand a small cigarette-package-sized radio, its antenna quivering. From this sprang tiny copper wires which ended in a dainty cone plugged into her right ear. There she was, oblivious to man and dog, listening to far winds and whispers and soap-opera cries, sleep-walking, helped up and down kerbs by a husband who might just as well not have been there.
Saturday-Night Theatre
BBC Radio 4 FM, 13 November 1982 20.30
1 hour, 30 minutes


Ray Bradbury: Leviathan 99 (BBC Radio drama)

66 minutes. A fantastical adaptation of Moby Dick, Ray Bradbury takes
audiences past the moon and the stars in search of the greatest
and brightest comet in the universe. Join a deranged captain, an
eight-foot-tall telepathic spider, and our reluctant hero. You can
call him Ishmael.
BBC Radio 3, 3 May 1968 20.20
Adapted and produced by H. B. Fortuin
Stars Denys Hawthorne as Ishmael