Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • by George Orwell
  • Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith
  • 1 hrs and 54 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster and the Thought Police uncover each act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party.
Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101....
Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime. Christopher Eccleston, Tim Pigott-Smith and Pippa Nixon star in this new drama, part of BBC Radio 4's The Real George Orwell season - a Radio 4 journey that explores the disjuncture between the man who was Eric Blair and the writer who was George Orwell.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Ok story and performance.

For a dramatized piece, the iDisk issues arose - sound was hard to hear in some areas.
It was ok however I think the story is a little too unrealistic - other big brother stories are a bit better, but as a classic, worth the listen.
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- Mira

Perfect for the current times

It's time to study up on stories of the past. It is our present and the first time we heard of "alternative facts".
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- Mari Lovo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-25-2013
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited