Candide. Adrian Scarborough. Copyright: BBC.

Candide

BBC Radio 4 comedy reading the comic novel by Voltaire. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Adrian Scarborough.

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Candide

A reading of the 18th Century comic French novel. Written by Voltaire, read by Adrian Scarborough

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2019
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
5   (1 series)
Star
Adrian Scarborough
Writers
Fran├žois-Marie Arouet and Robin Brooks
Producer
Bruce Young

Voltaire's witty 18th Century novel of ideas about good and evil takes its eponymous hero and the long-suffering Dr Pangloss on an epic, picaresque journey through Europe and South America. Along the way they endure terrible misfortune, but somehow manage to retain an optimism about what life has in store.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 18th November 2019 on BBC Radio 4 at 12:04pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 22nd November 2019 on BBC Radio 4 at 12:04pm
Length of episodes
15 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 25th November 2019 at 2:30am on Radio 4 Extra