Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained
John Milton

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Narrated By: Denis Quilley, , Ian McDiarmid, Robert Glenister

Duration: 11 hours and 3 minutes

What to expect

The highly-acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Milton's epic poem telling the story of the fall of man, and also its sequel, "Paradise Regained".

Out of chaos shall come order and out of darkness shall come light. Paradise is lost - and then regained.

John Milton's epic, biblically inspired poems are wonderfully dramatised for BBC Radio starring Denis Quilley as Milton, Ian McDiarmid as Satan and Robert Glenister as Christ, enhanced by specially composed music.

First published in 1667, Paradise Lost describes Satan's plot to ruin God's new and most favoured creation, Mankind, and recounts the temptation of Adam and Eve and their banishment from the Garden of Eden.

Paradise Regained, published in 1671, tells of the temptation of Christ by Satan as he wanders in the wilderness for forty days and nights.

Full cast:
Milton: Denis Quilley
Satan: Ian McDiarmid
Christ: Robert Glenister
Raphael: John Rowe
God: Godfrey Kenton
Adam: Linus Roache
Michael: Mark Straker
Abdiel/Andrew: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Nisroc: John Church
Simon/Angel: Matthew Morgan
Belial: Steve Hodson
Angel: David Thorpe


Classic fiction, Films, cinema

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