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Radio / The Foundation Trilogy

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A Dramatization by BBC Radio broadcast on Radio in 1973, based on Isaac Asimov's Space Opera of the same name. Told in 8 one-hour segments, each episode is edited to change the Third-Person Omniscient narration into pure Dialogue, adding Music and Sound Effects for the immersive qualities.

  • "Part One: The Psychohistorians and the Encyclopedists", airdate 6 May 1973
    The first episode covers the events from "The Psychohistorians" and "The Encyclopedists".
  • "Part Two: The Mayors", airdate 13 May 1973
    The second episode covers the events from "The Mayors".
  • "Part Three: The Merchant Princes", airdate 20 May 1973
    The third episode covers the events from "The Merchant Princes".
  • "Part Four: The General", airdate 27 May 1973
    The fourth episode covers the events from "The General (Foundation)".
  • "Part Five: The Mule", airdate 3 June 1973
    The fifth episode covers "Part One" of "The Mule".
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  • "Part Six: Flight from the Mule", airdate 10 June 1973
    The sixth episode covers "Part Two" of "The Mule".
  • "Part Seven: The Mule Finds", airdate 17 June 1973
    The seventh episode covers the events from "Search by the Mule".
  • "Part Eight: Star's End", airdate 24 June 1973
    The eighth episode covers the events from "Search by the Foundation".

Copies of this radio broadcast are available from Audible, the Internet Archive, iTunes, and YouTube.


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