A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....
"Amazing Story, Amazing Cast, Amazing Soundscape.."
A Special Edition of the original radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and recently voted the Nation's Favourite Audiobook in a Guardian poll. Starring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Moore, these six episodes (Fit the First to Fit the Sixth) have been remastered to modern-day standards by Dirk Maggs, and for the first time feature Philip Pope's arrangement of the familiar theme tune.
"Everyone should download this"
All four episodes, plus the pilot episode, of the BBC Radio sitcom about an alien invasion of a small village.
The episodes are "Taking Overs", "Minimum Volume", "Power Block" and "Little Green Lights". Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully is written by Eddie Robson, and stars Hattie Morahan, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Jan Francis, Peter Davison, Hannah Murray, John-Luke Roberts, as well as Katherine Parkinson, Dave Lamb and Don Gilet.
"It takes a village (to resist alien invasion)"
When a Martian spacecraft lands on Woking Common, mankind is terrorised by aliens in tall, armoured capsules which stalk the countryside on three legs. The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson (Paul Daneman) tells how he was plunged into a paralysing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction.
The complete first series of My First Planet - a sitcom set on a shiny new planet, starring Nicholas Lyndhurst, Vicki Pepperdine (Jo Brand's Getting On) & Tom Goodman-Hill (Another Case of Milton Jones) The story so far: Unfortunately, Burrows the leader of the colony has died on the voyage, so his Number 2, Brian (Nicholas Lyndhurst), is now in charge. He's a nice enough chap, but no alpha male, and his desire to sort things out with a nice friendly meeting infuriates the colony's Chief Physician, Lillian (Vicki Pepperdine), who'd really rather everyone was walking round in tight colour-coded tunics....
"Promised so much - delivered so little"
The sequel to New York Times best sellers Avenger and The Return, Spectre is an unforgettable saga peopled by old friends and ancient enemies, that propels Kirk on a journey of self-discovery every bit as harrowing as the cataclysmic new adventure that awaits him. Written and read by William Shatner!
The first Doctor becomes the second in this exclusive recording of Doctor Who's orginal regeneration story, starring Patrick Troughton with linking narration by Anneke Wills.
Dirk Gently has an unshakeable belief in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats for old ladies. Then Dirk stumbles upon an old friend behaving bizarrely - and he's drawn into a four-billion-year-old mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction.
Legends never die....Old friends are reunited and ancient secrets revealed as Kirk, Spock, Picard, Riker, Data, and all of the Federation's best and brightest are enmeshed in a cosmic saga that will test their strengths and loyalties to the very limit. A personal tale of tragedy and triumph that could only have been written - and read - by William Shatner!
"Shatner writes himself back to life"
This is Doctor Who's first exciting adventure with the Daleks! Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright travel with the mysterious Doctor Who and his granddaughter, Susan, to the planet Skaro in the space-time machine, the TARDIS. There they strive to save the peace-loving Thals from the evil intentions of the hideous Daleks!
"Terrifying journey to Danger!"
The year is 2099 and Professor Nebulous (Gatiss) is the director of KENT, the Key Environmental Nonjudgemental Taskforce. Nebulous runs an eco-trouble shooting organisation called K.E.N.T. (which each week stands for something different). Sadly, the organisation is so woefully underfunded, they have to subsidise their work by running a launderette.
"The best new radio comedy since the Mighty Boosh"
From the nightmarish landscape of the Mirror Universe Earth to the joys of impending parenthood and marriage to the woman he loves, James T. Kirk is propelled into his most personal and dangerous mission yet, as he fights to uncover the secret of Emperor Tiberius' return, and learn the terrible truth behind the madman's real plans for the Federation. Written and read by William Shatner!
This thrilling full-cast original radio drama is based on the long-running comic strip. Whilst Daily Planet lovebirds Clark Kent and Lois Lane finally get engaged, the villainous Lex Luthor dies in a plane crash. Metropolis is thriving with prosperity and happiness under Superman's care - or so it seems.... Produced by Dirk Maggs, who directed the recent new episodes of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, this production is hugely acclaimed by fans.
Stephen Mangan stars as fantasy novelist Sam, who is whisked off to a Tolkien-style parallel universe by a noble elf, a sexy warrior princess and a feisty dwarf called Dean. It seems that Sam's dog is 'The Chosen One' destined to save 'Lower Earth' from the evil Lord Darkness (Alistair McGowan).
Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum; a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realises that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to Ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than sculpture.
"The Stone Rose"
In their quest to gain control of the Solar System, the Daleks have taken posession of the Time Destructor, a weapon which threatens the safety of all who stand in their way. As they head up an alliance of alien races bent on destroying the human race, in their midst is none other than the treacherous Guardian of the Solar System, Mavic Chen.
English explorer Travers is determined to track down the mythical Abominable Snowmen which are said to roam the Himalayas. When the Doctor and his companions visit the nearby Detsen monastery they discover that the Yeti are all-too prominent. In fact, they are out to kill anyone who comes near. With Travers' help the travellers discover that the monastery is in the grip of the evil Great Intelligence, a disembodied force which has taken control of the High Lama....
From the late 1940's through the 1950's, in a world where space travel and nuclear annihilation were no longer merely the stuff of fantasy, science fiction began to achieve a new popularity. And, the work of noted genre writers began to be adapted in movies and radio programs. Based (however implausibly) on science, these radio broadcasts reflected the depths of the nation's fears, and the boundlessness of its imagination.
At the Mountains of Madness tells the first-person tale of geologist William Dyer, a professor from Miskatonic University in the USA. He writes to disclose hitherto unknown and closely kept secrets in the hope that he can deter a planned and much publicized scientific expedition to Antarctica. For he has been there and seen the unimaginable horrors that lay beyond the mountains. At the Mountains of Madness was written by HP Lovecraft in 1931, originally a serialised story published in Astounding Stories magazine in the US.
Blake's 7 is a much-loved classic TV science fiction series, in which a band of rebels fight the despotic Federation, led by Supreme Commander Servalan. This audio collection features two thrilling full cast BBC Radio 4 adventures.
"Better then the TV series?"
A story about a man who can see into the future, and can even see his own death!
The keeper of the book tells the tale of a man who steals, by force, the secret of immortality.
As a small group of Brits prepare to leave Africa and return to England, the natives hold a ceremony to ward off the devil and ensure their safe passage - until one of them shoots the witch doctor.
Old Nancy tells an old tale of Ireland. A faithless lad breaks a promise to the little people and pays the price.
Old Nancy offers an interesting take on Mary Shelley's horror classic.
A statue of Venus is brought out from the earth and comes to life when a wedding ring is placed on her finger!
A strange and weird adventure, laid in modern America with the flavor of the 19th century. The story of a businessman who was almost too honest, who found a method of paying a long-standing debt of honor, although 30 years in his grave.
"Exxellent Fantasy From the 50's"
A medium that can make the dead disappear has a husband who reveals her secrets and who wants a divorce. "Not while I'm alive," says the wife!
"Eerie Old Time Dark Fantasy"
Ben Morris, Eleanor Naylor Corin, Fred Wayne, Garland Moss, Murillo Scofield, Scott Bishop (writer), and Tom Paxton (announcer).
A skeleton is discovered in a sea captain's cabin, writing on a slate. What did it write? And, what should the captain do?
Deep in the upper Amazon, two American men are catching jungle butterflies to earn enough money to get home. One of them thinks that he sees a spider the size of a dog. It's easy to convince themselves that it was just a monkey, just a trick of the mind in all that heat - until the other man sees it, too.
Lights Out is a radio serial that aired from 1934 to 1947, devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural. In this episode, a dying Irish woman makes her final confession. A tale of brotherly hate and a return from the dead.
Family Theater is a dramatic anthology radio series that aired from 1947 to 1957. In this episode a beautiful visitor from another planet is given a jay-walking ticket by the local sheriff. Starring Eleanor Powell (hostess), Raymond Burr, Virginia Gregg, Jeanne Bates, Leo Curley, Tony La Frano (announcer), Robert Emlin.
Lights Out is a radio serial that aired from 1934 to 1947, devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural. In this episode, a couple of young American guys out on the town in Paris have tickets to an artists' ball. The other guests are wearing masks... but, what's underneath?
Family Theater is a dramatic anthology radio series that aired from 1947 to 1957. This episode is the story of Sir William, a slayer of Rhinosodragons, and his quest for courage. Starring Fred Allen (host, narrator), Dennis Day, Howard McNear, Jay Novello, Irene Tedrow, Ken Christy, Gene Baker (announcer), Barbara Eiler, and Charlotte Lawrence.
An insanely jealous orchestra conductor is convinced that his wife is seeing a young artist. The husband's thoughts are heard, as well as his words - an interesting technique.
Lights Out is a radio serial that aired from 1934 to 1947, devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural. This episode is the story of a man whose wife is a no good cat... literally! Arch Oboler was the writer, host, producer, and director.
One day, the devil calmly walks in and sits down in the living room - to watch.
William Bendix hosts and plays Father Time. He takes a look back at 1947, takes a hopeful look ahead to 1948, and endeavors to find the happiest person in the world.
The story of a strange summer house and its even stranger secrets.