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« on: September 23, 2016, 04:19:39 PM »
It seems that the BBC is not only working on a new Watership Down miniseries, but also a two-part radio drama, that will air on BBC Radio 4 in November.

There haven't been any formal announcements from the BBC, but a few cast members tweeted about it:
https://twitter.com/RobertEmms/status/779026793437204480
https://twitter.com/iamfinlay/status/777946753651904512
https://twitter.com/ahungrycentaur/status/778980562161790976



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Watership Down - 1/2
By Richard Adams
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Hazel: Gunnar Cauthery
Fiver: Robert Emms
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Black Emissary/Silver/Man 3: something (first day)
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Nildro-hain/Boxwood/Kehaar: Karen (something + second day)
Man 3/Farmer 1 (re sc 45): John Bowler (both days)
Farmer 2 (re sc 45) David Storne (20th only)
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 04:20:56 PM »
Nice! Thanks a bunch, Chipster :)

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2016, 04:23:27 PM »
Oh, these are some good news actually. November isn't that far away, as for the other mini series for televion. I'm very looking forward to it! ^_^
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2016, 04:37:41 PM »
Good find! This is exciting. I hope I get to tune in that day.
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2016, 05:30:26 PM »
That's interesting. Should give a sense of what the characters will be like in the series.
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2016, 06:34:25 PM »
This may be a preview of the mini drama except in the radio.
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2016, 01:39:54 PM »
This is indeed a big surprise. I am very interested in listening to the live audio drama somehow, I would like to. Or at least turn up the audio somewhere.   :blackberry2
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2016, 04:46:31 PM »
It seems that the first episode will air on 6 November at 3pm on BBC Radio 4:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b081tpw0

Unfortunately, I will probably never hear it, unless someone posts a recording on the Internet.

I don't think it will be an adaptation of the new miniseries, considering the fact it uses several characters who will not appear in the miniseries.
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2016, 10:17:13 PM »
I can record this if you need me to.

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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2016, 11:41:35 AM »
Quote from: pushmipullu on Nov 1 2016, 06:17:13 PM
I can record this if you need me to.
That would awesome and kind if you did! I'd most certainly would like to listen to it.
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2016, 09:23:47 PM »
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I can record this if you need me to.
I would like to listen to it too my dear friend.  :fiver
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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2016, 10:49:56 PM »
Quote from: Vesper on Nov 3 2016, 05:23:47 PM
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I can record this if you need me to.
I would like to listen to it too my dear friend.  :fiver
Will do then  :hazel2

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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2016, 04:03:47 PM »
Just listened to it, and I must admit, I'm rather surprised about their adaption. Loved the voices, the soft sounds of music, and the way of telling it. Can't wait to hear the next part next week! :3
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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2016, 04:34:46 PM »
Hey thank you for this pushmipullu!
I haven't been able to listen to it yet, but I hope to soon.
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