Sir Tom Stoppard’s hour-long radio play, Darkside – “a fantastical story about fear, philosophy and madness, woven together with the original music” – was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 yesterday.
If, like me, you missed it, you’ll be pleased to know that it is available for the next six days on the BBC iPlayer, along with some rather impressive accompanying animated visuals.
Best place to start, though, is with the stunning three-minute teaser from Aardman Animations, best known for Wallace and Gromit.
The play marks the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album and features actors Bill Nighy, Amaka Okafor, Iwan Rheon, Adrian Scarborough and Rufus Sewell.
Do let us know what you thought of it. So far, the feedback has been very encouraging indeed.