Ray Bradbury: The Illustrated Man (BBC Radio drama)

60 min The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury 

Dramatized by Brian Sibley for BBC Radio June 14th, 2014

Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont on Game of Thrones) is the Illustrated Man in a dramatization 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 traveling companion tantalizing 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

The Tattoo Witch…..Elaine Claxton

The Driver…..Wilf Scolding

Brayling/Brayling 2…..Patrick Kennedy

Smith…..Stephen Hogan

Mink….Nell Herrin

Mother….Heather Craney

Father….Clive Hayward

Anna….Lucy Hutchinson

Hollis….Alec Newman

Applegate….John P. Arnold

Stone….Jaimi Barbakoff

Stimson….Craige Els

Adapted by Brian Sibley

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.

The award-winning radio dramatist, Brian Sibley’s other credits include dramatisations of TH White’s The Once and Future King, Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast novels and The Lord of The Rings trilogy.