Charles Chilton's classic science-fiction trilogy stormed the BBC airwaves during the 1950s. Its gripping story lines, extra-terrestrial sound effects, and atmospheric music engaged listeners as never before. Between 1953 and 1958, a devoted audience of adults and children attentively followed Captain Jet Morgan and his crew from one cliff-hanger to another as, together, they faced the unknown perils of space.
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The series was good and it let you see how the average person view space in the 50's. It reminded me of movie from the 50's.
It's outdated in some of it's contents but it is still good to sit back and listen to, I have listened to all of the radio broadcast on my MP3, Luna. Red planet and in peril, although they got some thing incorrect IE TV Signals had not reached mars!! and the radio needed a huge amount of power to reach earth, when Voyager signals come to earth even now and only have the strength of a torch bulb. What I say is to forget what we know now and just enjoy it, It would may a good movie, If I had the money I would make it( up dated of course).
This is a great story. It was originally on BBC Radio in the 50's (before the actual moon landings) and it's interesting to hear how the author thought they would be.
Strange things start happening shortly after take-off and we get 6 1/2 hours of cliff-hanger after cliff-hanger, with great voice acting. You just want to keep listening to find out what's going to go wrong next :)
The kids enjoyed listening to this on the way to school and kept wanting to stay longer in the car so they could hear to the end of the episode.
The only thing that got slightly on my nerves was the 50's attempt to make 'spacy' music (which is over-loud and a bit grating), but quick action on the volume control sorted that out.
I'm looking forward to downloading the second series (also on Audible).
"Journey into space"
A top decision to carry this story. Wonderfully done and evocative of a byegone era when science fiction stories were free of todays overpowering special effects. I hope the ''Red Planet'' and ''World in Peril'' are introduced soon.
"Journey into space, Operation Luna"
First bought this on tape to play on my Walkman, more years ago than I can remember. Still got both. These programmes are timeless, Alfie Bass just as anoying as he was way back when, but just plug in your earphones and be transported to another world in another time. Close your eyes and loose yourself in a time before the super technological word, where adventurers had to fly by the seat of their pants and use their experience, knowledge and indeed courage to solve what, on the face of it, seems to be insurmountable problems. Oh the days when men were men!!!.
I just love the old classics from the bbc. Brilliant!!
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