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EM Forster - The Machine Stops

Written in 1909, a tale of the future where the machine has become an all-powerful god. Stars Gemma Jones and John McAndrew.

A world in which people can only communicate through a machine sounds like the internet today. But this story, written in 1909, takes us to a future where the machine has become an all-powerful God.

EM Forster's story dramatised by Gregory Norminton.

Stars Gemma Jones as Vashi, John McAndrew as Kuno and Jillie Meers as the Computer.

Director: Jane Morgan
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Made for BBC Radio 4 by Catherine Bailey Productions.

First broadcast in 2001.

45 minutes

Last on

Mon 28 Mar 2016 00:00

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