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Fantasy Faction => Fantasy Book & Author Discussion => Topic started by: Overlord on April 14, 2015, 03:40:50 PM

Title: Ursula K. Le Guin - Radio Dramas and Documentaries for UK people
Post by: Overlord on April 14, 2015, 03:40:50 PM
There is currently an ongoing series of programmes on BBC Radio Four in the UK celebrating Ursula K. Le Guin's 85 years. These include a 2 part The Left Hand of Darkness drama, a 6 part Earthsea drama and a lengthy documentary and discussion on and about Le Guin's 85 years.

The Left Hand of Darkness:
Schedule and On Demand Here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pkpgg (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pkpgg)

Science fiction with incredible humanity from a brilliant feminist writer. This is the first dramatisation of Ursula Le Guin's 1969 novel which is as groundbreaking in its approach to gender as when it was first published over 45 years ago.

In a snow-changed city in the middle of an Ice Age on an alien world, one young man prepares for the biggest mission of his life. Alone and unarmed, Genly Ai has been sent from Earth to persuade the world of Gethen to join The Ekumen, a union of planets. But it's a task fraught with danger. Genly is shocking to the natives. This is a world in which humans are ambigendered - everyone can be a mother, and everyone can be a father.

First Minister Estraven is the only person who champions Genly's cause, but their relationship is deeply incomprehensible and troubling. Genly's life is at risk and he must decide who to trust.


Le Guin at 85
Schedule and On Demand Here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pkmyg (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pkmyg)

Naomi Alderman talks to leading novelist Ursula Le Guin about her life and work and hears from literary fans including David Mitchell and Neil Gaiman.

Earthsea:
Schedule and On Demand Here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pktp7 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pktp7)

A tale of wizards, dragons and magic by Ursula Le Guin.

Obviously these are all only available here in the UK.
Title: Re: Ursula K. Le Guin - Radio Dramas and Documentaries for UK people
Post by: Rostum on April 14, 2015, 05:47:17 PM
Thanks for the heads up. Time to revisit my youth.
Title: Re: Ursula K. Le Guin - Radio Dramas and Documentaries for UK people
Post by: JMack on April 15, 2015, 11:51:04 AM
Turns out these stream in the U.S. just fine.
Your U.K. tax dollars at work to entertain me  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Ursula K. Le Guin - Radio Dramas and Documentaries for UK people
Post by: Doctor_Chill on April 15, 2015, 03:57:56 PM
Turns out these stream in the U.S. just fine.
Your U.K. tax dollars at work to entertain me  ;) ;D

Link? I'm curious, having never read a Le Guin book
Title: Re: Ursula K. Le Guin - Radio Dramas and Documentaries for UK people
Post by: JMack on April 15, 2015, 04:38:27 PM
Turns out these stream in the U.S. just fine.
Your U.K. tax dollars at work to entertain me  ;) ;D

Link? I'm curious, having never read a Le Guin book
Left Hand is posted on their on demand site. Overlord's OP has the correct link.
There are snippets of Earthsea on that link, but the programs are not yet available in full.
Title: Re: Ursula K. Le Guin - Radio Dramas and Documentaries for UK people
Post by: Doctor_Chill on April 15, 2015, 05:56:27 PM
Turns out these stream in the U.S. just fine.
Your U.K. tax dollars at work to entertain me  ;) ;D

Link? I'm curious, having never read a Le Guin book
Left Hand is posted on their on demand site. Overlord's OP has the correct link.
There are snippets of Earthsea on that link, but the programs are not yet available in full.

Oh okay. I thought there was a different US link. Thanks!