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Pink Floyd Play, 'Dark Side,' By Tom Stoppard To Be Broadcast Over BBC Radio

Pink Floyd Play

03/28/13 12:19 PM ET EDT  AP

LONDON -- He wrote a play called "Rock `n' Roll," and now Tom Stoppard is returning to the topic with a radio drama inspired by Pink Floyd.

The play marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the band's "The Dark Side of the Moon."

The BBC said Thursday it is "a fantastical and psychedelic story based on themes from the seminal album."

Pink Floyd formed in 1965 and soon became stars of London's psychedelic scene. "The Dark Side of the Moon," released in 1973, has sold more than 40 million copies.

Stoppard, who scripted Oscar winner "Shakespeare in Love," has also written "Arcadia" and "The Real Thing."

Stoppard's play "Dark Side" is due for broadcast on BBC radio in August, with a cast including Bill Nighy and Rufus Sewell.

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  • Sir Alan Parker, Brian Morris, Gerald Scarfe in The War Room at Alan's bungalow in Pinewood Studios.

  • Aftermath of the riot scene

  • Sir Bob and Sir Alan

  • We dont need no education. Children sing in masks

  • Sir Bob Geldof as 'Pink'

  • Sir Alan Parker directs Sir Bob Geldof

  • Sir Alan Parker, Sir Bob Geldof and The Wall

  • Camera operator John Stanier and Sir Bob Geldof

  • Nobody Home. Scene shows Pink has lost the love of his life

  • Sir Bob Geldof having his eyebrows shaved in makeup

  • Sir Alan Parker directs Sir Bob Geldof

  • Sir Bob Geldof as 'Pink' pieces together bits from his trashed hotel room.

  • Local Devon workforce join the cast

  • Iconic image from The Wall of Sir Bob Geldof

  • WWII scene shot in Sauntan Sands in Devon

  • Sir Bob Geldof

  • Christine Hargreaves and Roger Waters. Kevin McKeon as young Pink

  • Dummy used for Pink's father

  • Sir Alan Parker

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