Young Orson


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Welles and Houseman agree on an adaptation of The War of the Worlds. What could go wrong?

Orson Welles, the defining wunderkind of modern entertainment, gets his due in a new biography of his early years - including his first forays in theatre and radio before his groundbreaking move to Hollywood.

Episode 5:

Welles and Houseman agree on a Halloween Eve adaptation of The War Of The Worlds. What could possibly go wrong?

Written by Patrick McGilligan

Read by Jack Klaff

Abridged and produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.