Arthur C Clarke Stories

Episodes

TitleRepeatedComments
All The Time In The World20071215 (BBC7)
20130817 (BBC7)
20130818 (BBC7)
20150507 (BBC7)
20170915 (BBC7)

Time is altered so that the world's treasures can be stolen. But who is behind it?

Professional thief Robert Ashton receives an unexpected visit... Time is altered so the world's treasures can be stolen - but who is behind it?

Arthur C Clarke's 1952 short story read by Nicholas Boulton.

Somerset-born author Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008) achieved his greatest fame in 1968 when his short story The Sentinel was turned into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. His visions of space travel and computing sparked the imagination of readers and scientists alike.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2007.

Time is altered so that the world's treasures can be stolen. But who's behind it? Clarke's 1952 novel is read by Nicholas Boulton.

Time is altered so that the world's treasures can be stolen. But who's behind it?

Before Eden20080526 (BBC7)
20140207 (BBC7)
20140208 (BBC7)
20150508 (BBC7)
20150509 (BBC7)

Scientists on Venus battle to find signs of life, but what is the impact of their quest?

Scientists stationed on Venus battle to find signs of life, but what about the impact of their quest? Read by Tim Pigott-Smith.

Summertime On Icarus20071130 (BBC7)
20140302 (BBC7)
20140303 (BBC7)
20160904 (BBC7)
20160905 (BBC7)

Dawn is near, and engineer Colin Sherrard is stranded on an asteroid too close to the sun.

At the break of dawn, engineer Colin Sherrard is stranded on an asteroid too close to the sun. Read by Tim Pigott-smith.

The Parasite20071216 (BBC7)
20131206 (BBC7)
20131207 (BBC7)
20150506 (BBC7)
20150507 (BBC7)
20171013 (BBC7)

A chilling tale about a man who starts dreaming of a monstrous creature from the future.

A man starts having terrifying dreams in which he's plagued by a monstrous creature.

Yet - although hideously repellent - the parasite seems strangely familiar to him...

First published in 1953, Arthur C Clarke's tale is read by Nicholas Boulton.

Arthur C Clarke, along with Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov, are known as Science-Fiction's "Big Three". Their work was key to the 1950s and 60s being recognised as the genre's Golden Age.

Abridged and produced by Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in 2007.

A chilling 1953 tale about a man who starts dreaming of a monstrous creature from the future. Read by Nicholas Boulton.