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4 Extra Debut. Val McDermid’s adapts John Wyndham's 1953 novel of alien invasion. With the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Stars Tamsin Greig.

Radio reporters Mike and Phyllis Watson are drawn into the story when a Northern Lights cruise spots five fireballs landing deep in the ocean.

A terrifying modern retelling of alien invasion and global flooding.

John Wyndham's 1953 novel dramatised in two parts by Val McDermid.

Floods have recently devastated parts of Britain. But what if the flood waters never subsided? What if an apparent meteor shower was actually the invasion fleet of an alien race?

Mike Watson ...... Paul Higgins
Phyllis Watson ...... Tamsin Greig
Becker ...... Richard Harrington
Denzel ...... Richard Harrington
Dr Emma Chisholm ...... Sally Carman
Aziz ...... Abdullah Afzal
Humza ...... Abdullah Afzal
Bill ...... Gareth Cassidy
Jonah ...... Gareth Cassidy
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon ...... Nicola Sturgeon

Performed 'as live' with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
Conductor: Clark Rundell.
Composer: Alan E. Williams.

Director and Producer: Justine Potter.

A Savvy production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2016.

1 hour

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Sun 16 Feb 2020 00:00

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