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A full day of Ulysses on radio, with Molly

AN ENTIRE day's radio schedule will be dedicated to James Joyce's Ulysses.

The work, which chronicles a day in the life of Dublin advertising agent Leopold Bloom, is being celebrated by BBC Radio 4 on June 16.

And Molly Bloom's explicit soliloquy will also feature -- after the watershed.

The coverage will see broadcaster Mark Lawson deployed to take listeners to the Dublin settings featured in the novel and to provide introductions to the segments of drama by a cast of 24 actors.

Even the station's flagship Today programme will accommodating a dramatic episode in which Bloom takes his breakfast.

Jeremy Howe, the commissioning editor for Radio 4 drama, said: "I think it's important that we do Ulysses as it is written and not Ulysses-lite, because that would be an offence to one of the greatest novels of the 20th century."