An Inspector Calls (Classic Radio Theatre)

  • by J. B. Priestley
  • Narrated by Toby Jones, David Calder, Morven Christie
  • 1 hrs and 27 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

A BBC Radio 4 production of Priestley’s classic thriller, starring Toby Jones and Frances Barber. The Birling family are spending a happy evening celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling to Gerald Croft - a marriage that will result in the merging of two successful local businesses.
Yet, just when everything seems to be going so well, they receive a surprise visit from an Inspector Goole who is investigating the suicide of a young girl.
As the Inspector reveals more about the circumstances that led to the death of Eva Smith, each member of the family comes under the spotlight, and questions of guilt and responsibility are raised...Toby Jones, David Calder, Frances Barber and Morven Christie are amongst the cast in this BBC Radio 4 production from 2010.
The Classic Radio Theatre range presents notable radio productions of much-loved plays by some of the most renowned playwrights, and starring some of our finest actors.


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Exploring the nature of Time

Priestly was interested in the nature of time and wrote on this topic as well as social justice.

It was good to hear this Classic Radio Theatre production. Well done.

I suppose like Huxley, the writing expresses ideas and asks readers to think.
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- Sandy "Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach."

Not So Much Mystery

This dramatization of Priestley's play is not so much mystery as examination of society. There is a denouement, perhaps anticipated, but still analytical.
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- Cheryl Waters

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-16-2011
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited