The Midwich Cuckoos

  • by BBC Audiobooks
  • Narrated by Bill Nighy, Sarah Parish
  • 1 hrs and 53 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

This is a dynamic, modern dramatisation of a classic book by John Wyndham. Bill Nighy ( Love Actually and many other films) and Sarah Parish ( Cutting It) play Richard and Janet, a couple caught up in the goings-on of a sleepy English village in which all the children have golden eyes, blond hair, and a sinister talent for telepathy and telekinesis. (Wyndham's novel was filmed as Village of the Damned in 1960 and 1995.)


What the Critics Say

"Bill Nighy is terrific as Richard Gayford, drawn into the horror of a small village whose women all give birth on the same day to beautiful babies whose only intent, as they grow, is to survive - whatever the cost." ( Daily Express)


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Customer Reviews

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Loved It

I am great fan of the original book and I very much enjoyed this interpretion. It did maybe over simplify the story a little too much in parts, but that did not distract from the overall enjoyment.
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- Tim


This is just perfect - a thought-provoking, clever book. The writing is beautiful - John Wyndham is an artist at work, and this is wonderfully acted. All the actors are great, and I'd pick out Bill Nighy for being particularly perfect in the role, and for having a lovely voice!

This book is a piece of the fabric our our world, and there really isn't any reason not to love it.
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- Fiona

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-01-2007
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited