First Men In The Moon, The [H G Wells]

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012009072020190722 (BBC7)1901: Penniless businessman Mr Bedford meets the brilliant Cavor, a scientist on the brink of developing a material that can block gravity.

Together, they prepare to embark on an expedition to the moon...

First published in 1901, H G Wells’ novel abridged in five parts by Neville Teller.

Read by Tim Pigott-smith.

Producer: David Roper

Made by Heavy Entertainment for BBC Radio 4 and first broadcast in July 2009.

A penniless businessman meets an absent-minded scientist with a dream.

Stories by the great English sci-fi writer.

022009072120190723 (BBC7)Cavor has invented a new material blocking the effect of gravity. After covering a sphere with the substance, he and Mr Bedford travel far from Earth to the Moon's surface.

Here they encounter a strange new world...and new life forms.

First published in 1901, H G Wells’ novel abridged by Neville Teller.

Read by Tim Pigott-smith.

Producer: David Roper

Made by Heavy Entertainment for BBC Radio 4 and first broadcast in July 2007

A penniless businessman meets an absent-minded scientist with a dream.

Stories by the great English sci-fi writer.

032009072220190724 (BBC7)The intrepid explorers encounter advanced, intelligent beings on the Moon - but it's a meeting of worlds that proves far from harmonious...

First published in 1901, H G Wells’ novel abridged by Neville Teller.

Read by Tim Pigott-smith.

Producer: David Roper

Made by Heavy Entertainment for BBC Radio 4 and first broadcast in July 2007.

A penniless businessman meets an absent-minded scientist with a dream.

Stories by the great English sci-fi writer.

042009072320190725 (BBC7)Intrepid explorers Bedford and Cavor must run for their lives to escape the inhabitants of the moon - the Selenites.

First published in 1901, H G Wells’ novel abridged by Neville Teller.

Read by Tim Pigott-smith.

Producer: David Roper

Made by Heavy Entertainment for BBC Radio 4 and first broadcast in July 2007.

A penniless businessman meets an absent-minded scientist with a dream.

Stories by the great English sci-fi writer.

052009072420190726 (BBC7)Intrepid explorers Bedford and Cavor’s first mission to the moon comes to a surprising and unexpected conclusion.

First published in 1901, H G Wells’ novel abridged by Neville Teller.

Concluded by Tim Pigott-smith.

Producer: David Roper

Made by Heavy Entertainment for BBC Radio 4 and first broadcast in July 2007.

A penniless businessman meets an absent-minded scientist with a dream.

Stories by the great English sci-fi writer.