The His Dark Materials: Northern Lights
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
Date: July 2004
Duration: 2 hours 27 minutes
A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the first book in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials. Set in a world which is like, yet very unlike, our own, the story begins in Oxford. Children are disappearing from the streets, and when Lyra's friend Roger also vanishes she sets out to find him. The story mixes science, theology and magic to fantastic and exciting effect. The next two instalments, The Amber Spyglass and The Subtle Knife, are also in release.