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The Day of the Triffids
BBC World Service adaptation of the John Wyndham novel

Adapted by Lance Dann in two 45-minute episodes for the BBC World Service,

The Day of the Triffids is a post-apocalyptic novel by the English science fiction author John Wyndham. After most people in the world are blinded by an apparent meteor shower, an aggressive species of plant starts killing people.


It was first broadcast on 8 and 22 September 2001.

It was directed by Rosalind Ward, with music by Simon Russell. Episode 2 was originally scheduled for 15 September 2001, but was rescheduled due to the September 11 attacks.

  1. Pt 1 (16.3Mb)
  2. Pt 2 (17.9Mb)

MP3 files hosted by archive.org.