Tony Bagley - The Machine
1602. Ned Prynne invents a machine to record the voice, but fears he'll be accused of stealing souls. Stars James Bolam. From October 1990.
At the beginning of the 17th century, Ned Prynne invents a machine to record the human voice and fears the church will accuse him of stealing souls.
He earns his living by capturing "master-less men" and selling them, but does not know which story to tell history...
Stars James Bolam as Ned Prynne, Simon Treves as Richard Cornford, Paul Nicholson as Tyler and Stephen Sylvester as Thomas Blacktin.
Written By: Tony Bagley
Director: Alec Reid
First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 1990