Bomber: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama

Bomber: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama

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Bomber: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama by Len Deighton, Tom Baker

The highly acclaimed BBC Radio 4 production starring Tom Baker, Jack Shepherd, Frank Windsor and Samuel West. It is 18 February 1943, and RAF Lancaster bomber WF 183 – call sign O-Orange – is about to set off on its final mission. It is a raid which will touch the lives of hundreds: the civilians in the small German town of Altgarten, consumed by blazing fire, and the crews, both German and British, men and women. It is a night of horror that few will forget When the gripping dramatised version of Bomber was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4, it was transmitted in ‘real time’ throughout the day, to incredible critical and audience response. Tom Baker is the Commentator, and an all-star cast includes Jack Shepherd, Frank Windsor, Samuel West, Emma Chambers, Brian Murphy and Michael Troughton. Bomber is a thrilling, action-packed and ultimately poignant story that will stay in the listener’s imagination for a long time to come.

2 CDs, 142 minutes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780563523550
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 04/06/2010
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 4.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Len Deighton is a British military historian and novelist. He is perhaps most famous for his spy novel The IPCRESS File, which was made into a film starring Michael Caine.

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Bomber 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
JackSprat More than 1 year ago
Which side are the good guys on? Deighton is the master of the thriller, no doubt, but with BOMBER, the true and terrible cost of war is brilliantly played out. This makes the book sound very earnest, but it's very much a wonderfully written story about how frightening and terrible war can be and how the smallest mistakes can have unintended results.
goompa More than 1 year ago
This was one of the first books to show what the bombing campaign of German cities was like. The British lost over 45,000 civilians due to German bombs and rockets, but the Germans lost over 1.6 million. Some of the British and American bombing raids killed that many in one night with very little to show for it. British and American bomber crews had a very high mortality rate. This book shows what it was like on both sides of the conflict. One of my favorite books of all time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a little known novel now but is a masterful telling of a World War II bombing raid. The scope of the book is fantastic, from numerous RAF bomber crews, Luftwaffe night fighter, crews, ground defenses, and the unfortunate people of the target city. Deighton gives an amazing account, and in one book conveys the terror and triumph that is often missed in history books.
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