Breaking new ground in audio and Sign Language, Graeae’s Midwich Cuckoos was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 over new year 2017/18, performed by an inclusive cast of D/deaf, disabled and non-disabled actors including Hermon Berhane, Tyrone Huggins, Cherylee Houston and Alexandra Mathie.
Jenny Sealey and Polly Thomas co-direct this new version, dramatised from John Wyndham’s 1950s sci-fi classic by award-winning writer Roy Williams.
Accompanying the broadcast on 31 December & 7 January, a silent, signed and text interpretation of the audio drama was available to watch on the Graeae/BBC Radio 4 websites, telling the story from the perspective of one of the drama’s characters. This film can be watched at the link below.
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Silent, signed video version for D/deaf viewers:
The script is also available to download on the right hand side of this page (desktop users) or below (smart phone users).
Episode 1: listen here. Originally broadcast at 3pm on 31 Dec 17
Episode 2: listen here. Originally broadcast at 3pm on 7 Jan 18
This documentary goes behind the scenes to show us how the recording of Midwich Cuckoos was put together.