S6E4 - The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper

BBC Adaptation

5 months ago

Episode Notes

We review the BBC's adaptation of The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper.

The Dark Is Rising is a 12-part dramatisation for radio of Susan Cooper‘s classic 1970s novel for families Simon McBurney and Robert MacFarlane.

With a full cast including Simon McBurney, Toby Jones, Noah Alexander, Amanda Hadingue, Paul Rhys and Harriet Walter.

You can find it on BBC Sounds and Apple podcasts.

About the story:

The night will be bad and tomorrow will be beyond imagining

The story opens on Midwinter’s Eve. In the landscape around Will Stanton’s quiet English village, something is very wrong. Birds are behaving strangely, a blizzard is building, ‘the Walker’ is abroad –– and the power of the Dark is surging. Together with his fellow Old Ones, Merriman and The Lady, Will must untangle the riddle of the Walker, protect his family from the terrifying Rider, collect the Signs of Light –– and defeat the Dark. It is an immense burden on young shoulders.

When the dark comes rising, who will hold it back…?

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