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The Unfortunates
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The Unfortunates

by BBC MEDIA APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
Rated: Guidance Suggested

Guidance Suggested

The content of this skill is appropriate for most users. This skill may include account linking, personal information collection, advertisements, location detection or location-based services or infrequent or mild examples of the types of content included below:
  • Nudity or descriptions of nudity within medical, informational or artistic contexts
  • Infrequent or mild references to cultural or religious intolerance
  • Infrequent or mild realistic, cartoon or fantasy violence or descriptions of violence
  • Infrequent or mild references to alcohol, tobacco and drugs
  • Infrequent or mild sexual and suggestive themes
  • Infrequent use of mild profanity and crude humour
  • User-generated content
  • Music and video skills may occasionally include strong profanity and sexual or suggestive themes

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Description

Enjoy The Unfortunates, a story that’s different for every person who listens to it. The Unfortunates stars Martin Freeman (famous for The Hobbit & Sherlock) in a dramatisation of the cult 1960s novel by B.S Johnson, adapted by the BBC.

Johnson's experimental book was famously published in a box as a collection of loose chapters, designed to be shuffled into a new order every time it was read. It follows a sports journalist whose memories of a dead friend are triggered when he goes to a football match, touching on the themes of love and loss.

In this adaptation, hear the ‘chapters’ played in an order that changes each time. Plus delve deeper with a documentary about avant-garde fiction in the 1960s and a behind-the-scenes interview with the creators of this skill.

The Unfortunates is a BBC R&D production with Radio 3 and released by BBC Taster.

It contains some adult themes and some sexual content.

Skill Details

  • Rated: Guidance Suggested.

    Guidance Suggested

    The content of this skill is appropriate for most users. This skill may include account linking, personal information collection, advertisements, location detection or location-based services or infrequent or mild examples of the types of content included below:
    • Nudity or descriptions of nudity within medical, informational or artistic contexts
    • Infrequent or mild references to cultural or religious intolerance
    • Infrequent or mild realistic, cartoon or fantasy violence or descriptions of violence
    • Infrequent or mild references to alcohol, tobacco and drugs
    • Infrequent or mild sexual and suggestive themes
    • Infrequent use of mild profanity and crude humour
    • User-generated content
    • Music and video skills may occasionally include strong profanity and sexual or suggestive themes
    This skill contains dynamic content.
    This skill contains dynamic content, which is content that is updated real-time based on inputs from the developer. The maturity rating associated with this skill pertains only to the content of the skill at the time of the submission.
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Supported Languages

English (AU), English (CA), English (GB), English (IN), English (US)

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