The Seasons of the Blind is a radio play by R.C. Scriven. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 22 October 1968, and was commissioned by the BBC to mark the centenary year of the Royal National Institute for the Blind.
A verse play about how the blind must rely on their memories and remaining senses in order to experience the passing of the seasons.
- Narrator - Michael Hordern
- Persephone - Barbara Mitchell
- Night - Sheila Burrell
- Matt - David March
- Winter - Francis de Wolff
- Summer - Lisa Harrow
- Autumn - Victor Lucas
- Other parts - David Brierley, Wilfrid Carter, Jan Edwards, Nicholas Edmett, Leonard Fenton, Brian Haines, Kathleen Helme, Hilda Krisman, Haydn Jones, Denis McCarthy, Lockwood West, Marjorie Westbury.
- Directed by Charles Lefeaux
"There can rarely have been a more intensely visual programme...I do not remember ever to have received in sound alone so visual an impression of landscape; it was as if by some process of direct transmission the writer's vision had been implanted in my brain...sharp in every detail" - David Wade, The Times
- ↑ Scriven, R.C. The Seasons of the Blind and other radio plays in verse BBC Books London 1974