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The State of the Art

Duration:
47 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 05 March 2009

The State of The Art
By Iain M. Banks
Dramatised by Paul Cornell

The Culture ship Arbitrary arrives on Earth in 1977 and finds a planet obsessed with alien concepts like 'property' and 'money' and on the edge of self destruction. When Agent Dervley Linter, decides to go native can Diziet Sma change his mind?

The Ship ...... Antony Sher
Diziet Sma ...... Nina Sosanya
Dervley Linter ...... Paterson Joseph
Li ...... Graeme Hawley
Tel ...... Brigit Forsyth
Sodel ...... Conrad Nelson

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

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