Journey into Space

  • by Charles Chilton
  • Narrated by uncredited, David Williams, Andrew Faulds, Guy Kingsley Poynter, Alfie Bass, Jennifer Blake
  • 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

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.
This volume contains episodes 1 to 13 of Journey Into Space: Operation Luna.


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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.
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- Nick

Wonderful dramatisation

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).
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- P. D. Smith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-11-2006
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited