The James Joyce BBC Radio Collection

  • Author James Joyce and Gordon Bowker
  • Narrator various
  • Publisher BBC Audio
  • Run Time 13 hours
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Classic fiction.

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What to expect

Three BBC radio productions of major works by James Joyce – plus Gordon Bowker’s fascinating biographical account of his life

Ulysses
In this full-cast dramatisation of Joyce’s epic modernist novel, the stories of Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom combine as they meander through Dublin in the course of one day, 16 June 1904. Andrew Scott stars as Stephen, with Henry Goodman as Bloom, Niamh Cusack as Molly Bloom and Stephen Rea as the Narrator.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
An abridged reading of James Joyce’s autobiographical masterpiece portraying the adolescence of Stephen Dedalus, who must question the culture and religion of his native land before he can break free to become an artist. Read by Andrew Scott.

Dubliners
This abridged collection of fifteen naturalistic tales depicts an array of characters from childhood, through adolescence, to maturity. Stories of love, loss, friendship, marriage, politics and family combine to create a unified world and a celebration of a city. Read by Stephen Rea.

James Joyce – A Biography
Gordon Bowker’s comprehensive study explores Joyce’s years spent in exile in Europe, and examines how his life shaped his genius. Read by Jim Norton, with Andrew Scott as the voice of Joyce.

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