February 10, 2023

“The Man Who Was Thursday” by G.K. Chesterton

“The Man Who Was Thursday” by G.K. Chesterton

“The Man Who Was Thursday” is a 1906 detective thriller masterpiece by G.K. Chesterton is brought to life in this fully dramatized radio play adaptation. Poet Gabriel Syme goes undercover in the nightmare world of terrorist anarchists set to destroy humanity. He must infiltrate and dismantle the dreadful Council of Days led by the all-powerful President Sunday.

Gabriel Syme confronts anarchist Lucien Gregory giving a speech. After an argument, Gregory tempts Gabriel to join him in an underground meeting of anarchists and the election to select a new Thursday on the council of Days.

Our detective goes undercover as Thursday in the anarchist Council of Days. He is introduced to their leader, the powerful and frightening President Sunday.

Barely escaping the council meeting unscathed, Gabriel is followed through the streets of London by a decrepit old anarchist, Professor de Worms.

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The Man Who Was Thursday
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1 comment
  • Jack says:

    Brilliant! Excellent production values and an engrossing novel set to an all-cast audiobook. So interesting to learn about anarchy some 120 years ago and how similarly it reflects humankind predilections over time – both before and after. Is that deep-down desire for freedom, from whatever, what makes us fight? Thanks so much to Andrew Wahlquist and his actors and production team for this engrossing drama!

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