Behind the Scenes of Animal Farm
Production photos from the recording in Maida Vale studios.
Tamsin Greig records her narration
The script is George Orwell's own adaptation of his novel.
Toby Jones plays Squealer
Toby Jones uses a high pitched 'squealish' version of his voice for the role.
Nicky Henson plays Napoleon.
Nicky Henson in studio between takes
Animal masks were given to the actors to help create the right atmosphere...
The actors gathered on first day of recording to sing 'Beasts of England' wearing masks
A radio drama cliché: we actually used coconut shells and cassette tape used for hoof and hay sound FX!
Jenni Burnett created the spot sound FX with the actors in studio.
'Beasts of England, Beasts of Ireland, Beasts of Every Land and Clime...'
The cast of Animal Farm gather to listen to Old Major.