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A View from Genesis is a radio play by David Pownall. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 18 March 1997[1][2].



Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan

Critical Reception[]

"There once was a family called Stein: there was Eisen and Ep, there was Ein. And they were all visiting Dr Schweitzer's leper colony in darkest Africa when Eva Braun came to call. Yes, this is David Pownall country, where the famous dead take holidays, and bump into each other and say silly things (which make me laugh). In A View From Genesis (R3) the four great men take their pretty, simpering guest to meet the cannibal King Give-A-Dam, whose conversion to Christianity is stalled in the Garden of Eden without a helpmeet. And lo, at last his Eve arrived and declared him to be sweet and kind, a lover of children, dogs and gardening. There was nothing left to be accomplished, save the Fall, brought about by the king's huge, risible serpent."Sue Gaisford, The Independent[3]