Robert Rigby's dramatisation of Alan Sillitoe's seething novel set in 1958 Nottingham - part of Radio 4's celebration of British New Wave film and cinema,.
'Angry young man' Arthur Seaton rages against the boredom of his factory machinist job and home life with 'dead from the neck up' parents.
Determined to avoid a similar slide into domestic drudgery, Arthur is a risk-taking womaniser, enduring each tedious week in the knowledge that the weekend's thrills are to come. But Arthur takes a risk too far, inflicting life-shattering consequences on those around him.
Sound Design: David Chilton
Spot Effects: Alison McKenzie
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Director: Carl Prekopp
Producer: Lucinda Mason Brown
A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.