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News from Nowhere

Will wakes to find he has travelled 100 years into the future to a post-capitalist London. An exciting new version of William Morris' classic. Dramatised for radio by Sarah Woods.

News from Nowhere is a classic piece of futuristic writing, first published in 1890 by artist, designer and socialist William Morris. Its central tenet - that society should refind the value of work and thrive on beauty, rather than consumerism - is timely. This updated drama revisits Morris' vision of a new society for now.

Our Will Guest is a modern day, 21st Century man, travelling from 2016 to a future Utopia. The word utopia comes from the Greek ou-topos, meaning 'no-place' or 'nowhere'. There is uneasy antagonism between Will's 21st Century values and those of 'Nowhere'. But there is also love......Will goes on a time travelling voyage of discovery, finding a new love for society, as well as a woman.

Part of the Dangerous Visions BBC Radio 4 season.

Cast

Will Guest.......................Ron Cook
Ellen...............................Catrin Stewart
Dick.................................Keiron Self
Clara...............................Claire Cage
Old Hammond.................Richard Nichols
Grumbler.........................Roger Evans
The girl...........................Kristy Phillipps
Chinese worker.............Crystal Yu

Dramatist Sarah Woods
Producer Polly Thomas
Sound design Nigel Lewis
Production co ordination Lindsay Rees

A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4

44 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Will Guest Ron Cook
Ellen Catrin Stewart
Dick Keiron Self
Clara Clare Cage
Old Hammond Richard Nichols
Grumbler Roger Evans
The Girl Kristy Philipps
Chinese Worker Crystal Yu
Adaptor Sarah Woods
Producer Polly Thomas
Sound Designer Nigel Lewis
Production Coordinator Lindsay Rees

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