First Men In The Moon, The [Hg 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, HG 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, HG 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, HG 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, HG 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, HG 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.