The Unnatural History of the Triffids

Looking back on Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham. We discuss the original novel, the movie version, the two BBC televsion adaptations, audio and radio incarnations, and the sequel novel Night of the Triffids by Simon Clark

This week, we are popping out into the gardens of the Great Library of Dreams, to see how our prize triffids are coming along. And along the way we discuss the origins of these infamous plants and John Wyndham's classic SF novel.

Continuing our exploration of the (un)natural history of the triffids, in this episode Mr Jim Moon looks at the various radio versions produced down the years by the BBC, and then joins Howard Keel to take on John Wyndham's horticultural horrors on the big screen in the 1962 movie version.

In this third but not final part of our (un)natural history of the triffids, we take a look at how Wyndham's horrible herbiage has fared on the small screen, reviewing the classic BBC six part series produced in 1981 and the 2009 mini series.

In this final part of our history of the Triffids, Mr Jim Moon rounds up some triffid apocrypha. We discuss some comic book adaptations of John Wyndham's classic SF novel, and take an in-depth look at the official sequel Night of the Triffids by Simon Clark which was published to mark the 50th anniversary in 2001, and its audio adaptation produced by Big Finish

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