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Birds, The

Birds, The

Broadcast: 10th July 1954
Added: Oct 30 2007

Escape brings you Daphne Du Maurier’s story The Birds adapted for radio by Robert Wright.

Set in a farmhouse on the southern coast of England, the autumn countryside around is desolate and bleak. Nat notices that the birds on the coast are unusually restless and that the land and sea birds are mingling together in an unnatural partnership. That night he is woken by a tapping on the bedroom window and discovers a bird trying to get in. When he goes to shoo it away there are half a dozen of them and they seem to be attacking him pecking at his face and eyes with their sharp beaks.

This is a gripping tale which was previously portrayed by Lux Radio Theater on 20th July 1953 though this version is closer to Du Maurier’s 1952 novel.

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Announcer: George Walsh