R.U.R. - Classic Radio Sci-Fi (CD-Audio)Karel Capek (author)
CD-Audio Published: 14/08/2008
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Simon Ward and Tessa Peake-Jones star in this suspenseful BBC Radio dramatisation of Karel Capek's play. Fired by a passionate enthusiasm to improve on Nature, old Rossum spends a decade trying to create humans. The experiments fail, until Rossum's engineer nephew takes over and manages to invent artificial beings. Intelligent machines, with no emotions and no souls, these 'robots' make perfect workers. When Harry Domain, general manager of Rossum's Universal Robots, has a visit from Helena Glory, he is only too pleased to agree to her request for a tour of the factory. But Helena is horrified and moved to pity by what she sees, and persuades Dr Gall to instil consciousness into certain robots - with catastrophic results...
Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
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