Monday, 1 December 2008

"Bomber" by the BBC

My Review

A couple of years ago the BBC produced an audio drama that followed a WWII Lancaster Bomber crew through a day and night. The drama was presented throughout a BBC broadcast day in half hour segments that followed the timeline of the story. The story also interwove comments and interview responses from veterens of the air war.

The story tells not only the parts of the bomber crew but the stories of the people on the other side. German, civilians and night fighter crews are treated equally in the drama and the veteren comments.

It is totally absorbing and horrorfying. As you listen to Tom Bakers narration that carries the story forward, you will feel the pain and utter pathos of those involved in such a horrible war. The acting is top notch and I would describe this audio as MUST-LISTEN.

Reading 3/3
Production 3/3
Story 3/3

Total Score 9/9

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Listen to the first part