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Ulysses - I am going to attempt this again - starting tomorrow on Radio 4. My original rating is a 1* and room 101, so let's see if I can get more out of it through the BBC.Don't hold your breath though.ETA: Flister Lisa gives a link on how to pretend you have finished Ulysses: http://anzlitlovers.com/tag/ulysses-disordered-thoughts-of-an-amateur/That will come in very handy, thanks!Right here we go:Blurb:'Stately plump' Buck Mulligan calls Stephen Dedalus to the top of the Martello tower overlooking Dublin Bay - and so begins James Joyce's celebrated account of the 16th June 1904. The combined stories of Stephen and Leopold Bloom as they meander through the city.In a landmark project a new dramatisation of Ulysses is broadcast across one day - morning, afternoon and evening. With live commentary from Mark Lawson, broadcasting from Dublin. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.Narrator...Stephen Rea Stephen Dedalus...Andrew Scott Malachi 'Buck' Mulligan...Kevin Trainor Haines...Harry Livingstone Mary Dedalus...Janet Moran Young Man...Ronan Raftery Singer Daire Halpin Pianist Colin Guthrie Produced and Directed by Jeremy Mortimer Executive Producer Claire Grove(Ulysses chapter 'Telemachus').NEW: Gallery