Men, Martians And Machines

Strict Librarians, smelly estate cars and alluring fancy dress - all connected by writer James Follet, who takes us on a journey through his thirty year career.

James Follett fans won't want to miss this 3 hour special.

Hosted by the best-selling author, he takes us on a fascinating journey through

this career and you can hear his choice of the following archive programmes:

The Devil to Pay 21/4/79

The Man Who Invented Yesterday 15/2/80

The Destruction Factor Part 1 The Seeds of Creation 11/3/78

Earthsearch Series 1 Part 3 13/1/81, Series 1 Part 10 10/3/81 and

Series 2 Part 1 5/1/82

The Bionic Blob 11/3/79

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The Seeds of Creation (11/03/78); Earthsearch I - Ep 2: First Footprint City (13/01/81), Ep 10: Earthfall (10/03/81); Earthsearch II - Ep 1: Return (25/04/82); and The Bionic Blob.

The Seeds of Creation (11/03/78); Earthsearch I - Ep 2: First Footprint City (13/01/81), Ep 10: Earthfall (10/03/81); Earthsearch II - Ep 1: Return (25/04/82); and The Bionic Blob.

The sci-fi writer introduces: The Devil to Pay, The Man Who Invented Yesterday, Destruction Factor, Earthsearch I and II, and The Bionic Blob.

Including The Devil to Pay, The Man Who Invented Yesterday, and The Bionic Blob.

Strict librarians, smelly estate cars and alluring fancy dress - the prolific writer takes us on a journey through his career.

Librarians, smelly estate cars and alluring fancy dress - James Follett's Radio Odyssey.

Novelist, playwright and screenwriter James Follett is nothing if not prolific - many of his dramas graced BBC Radio's schedules throughout the 1980s and 90s. His intriguing thrillers populated Afternoon and Saturday Night Theatre, as well as Just Before Midnight - most notably the Destruction Factor and The Light of a Thousand Suns. His most famous radio success is the sci-fi epic Earthsearch, which still enjoys a loyal audience on BBC Radio 4 Extra. For TV, James has written a broad spectrum of dramas, including Crown Court and Blake's 7.

According to his website, he is one of the few English language authors published in China. Over 25 novels have made him one of the most borrowed authors in British libraries. James Follett began as a writer for the Ministry of Defence (after filming sharks and hunting treasure underwater). Since making this showcase in 2003, he's recovered from a stroke and his work continues to be enjoyed by listeners.

Features: The Devil to Pay, The Man Who Invented Yesterday, Destruction Factor Ep. 1, Earthsearch I Ep. 2 /ep. 10, Earthsearch II Ep.1 and The Bionic Blob.

Including The Devil to Pay, The Man Who Invented Yesterday and The Bionic Blob.

Including The Devil to Pay, The Man Who Invented Yesterday, and The Bionic Blob.

Strict librarians, smelly estate cars and alluring fancy dress - all connected by writer James Follett who takes us on a journey through his writing career.

Strict librarians, smelly estate cars and alluring fancy dress - all connected by writer James Follett who takes us on a journey through his writing career.

Strict librarians, smelly estate cars and alluring fancy dress - all connected by writer James Follett who takes us on a journey through his writing career.

Strict librarians, smelly estate cars and alluring fancy dress - all connected by writer James Follett who takes us on a journey through his writing career.