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Retail release of 1968 production

The Day of the Triffids was a 1957 and 1968 BBC radio drama adaptation of the science fiction novel by John Wyndham.

Cast and crew

Cast and crew for the 6 episode 1957 version include:

  • Bill Masen : Patrick Barr.
  • Josella Playton : Monica Grey.
  • Susan : Gabrielle Blunt.
  • Adapted : Giles Cooper.
  • Produced : Peter Watts.

Cast and crew for the 6 episode 1968 version:

  • Bill Masen : Gary Watson.
  • Josella Playton : Barbara Shelley.
  • Coker : Peter Sallis.
  • Miss Berr : Marjorie Westbury.
  • Elspeth Cary/Mary : Freda Dowie.
  • Nurse/Lucy : Jan Edwards.
  • Mr Masen : Peter Pratt.
  • Young Man : Christopher Bidmead.
  • Dennis : David Brierley.
  • Announcer : Colin Doran.
  • Theme music : David Cain of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
  • Directed : Giles Cooper.
  • Produced : John Powell

Foreign adaptation

Radio dramatization in Germany 1968 by Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) Köln (Cologne), translator: Hein Bruehl; re-broadcast as 4-series episode on WDR5 in January 2008.

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