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The Seasons of the Blind is a radio play by R.C. Scriven. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 22 October 1968, and was commissioned by the BBC to mark the centenary year of the Royal National Institute for the Blind[1].


A verse play about how the blind must rely on their memories and remaining senses in order to experience the passing of the seasons.


  • Narrator - Michael Hordern
  • Persephone - Barbara Mitchell
  • Night - Sheila Burrell
  • Matt - David March
  • Winter - Francis de Wolff
  • Summer - Lisa Harrow
  • Autumn - Victor Lucas
  • Other parts - David Brierley, Wilfrid Carter, Jan Edwards, Nicholas Edmett, Leonard Fenton, Brian Haines, Kathleen Helme, Hilda Krisman, Haydn Jones, Denis McCarthy, Lockwood West, Marjorie Westbury.
  • Directed by Charles Lefeaux

Critical Reception[]

"There can rarely have been a more intensely visual programme...I do not remember ever to have received in sound alone so visual an impression of landscape; it was as if by some process of direct transmission the writer's vision had been implanted in my in every detail" - David Wade, The Times


  1. Scriven, R.C. The Seasons of the Blind and other radio plays in verse BBC Books London 1974