2007 BBC dramatisation of the Stansilaw Lem novel
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Hattie Naylor's dramatisation of Stansilaw Lem's modern sci-fi classic.

1/2. A psychologist is sent to a run-down space station to find out what has happened to its crew. When his long-dead wife turns up, he finds himself in deep trouble.
Kris: Ron Cook
Rheya: Joanne Froggatt
Snow: Tim McMullan
Sartorius: Stuart Richman
Woman: Maxine Burth

2/2: Rheya finds out who she really is, and the knowledge proves unbearable.
Kris is falling in love with his replica wife and wants to take her back to Earth with him. Meanwhile, his colleagues are plotting to destroy the planet.
Kris: Ron Cook
Snow: Tim McMullan
Sartorius: Stuart Richman
Rheya: Joanne Froggatt

Music by Alice Trueman
Sound design Steve Brook
Producer Polly Thomas

Classic Serial: Stansilaw Lem-Solaris
Sun 29 Jul 2007 15:00

When psychologist Kris Kelvin arrives at the scientific research station hovering high above the surface of Solaris, he finds the place deserted except for two scientists, who have been driven mad by some unknown horror. The researchers had been trying to investigate the ocean planet, and probe the secrets of its alien lifeforms. But their clumsy, aggressive approach has provoked a terrifying response from the ocean, which is now confronting them with their most painful repressed thoughts and memories in human form. Kris is faced with the manifestation of his long-dead wife, Rheya, and his guilt over her suicide, but whatever is tormenting the other scientists appears to be much worse... Solaris was first published in 1961 and is a classic of modern science fiction, twice adapted for film - by Tarkovsky in 1972 and Steven Soderbergh in 2002. Stanislaw Lem's original novel combines a gripping sci-fi ghost story with a powerful debate about guilt and the human condition. The play has an exciting soundtrack by composer Alice Trueman.

  1. Solaris - 1 of 2 (52.1Mb)
  2. Solaris -2 of 2 (52.1Mb)

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