The Chrysalids

Radio adaptations

BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour presented an unabridged reading by Geoffrey Wheeler of the novel in ten 15-minute episodes, broadcast daily between 17 and 28 August 1970.

The novel was adapted by Barbara Clegg as a single 90-minute drama for BBC Radio 4, directed by Michael Bartlett, and first broadcast on 24 April 1981. The cast includes:

  • Stephen Garlick – David
  • Amanda Murray – Rosalind
  • Judy Bennett – Petra
  • Spencer Banks – Michael/Alan
  • Philipa Ritchie – Katherine
  • Jenny Lee – Rachael
  • Kathryn Hurlbutt – Anne

This version was released on CD by BBC Audiobooks in 2007.


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