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)"
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....
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"
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.
Harry Enfield exuberantly returns as Dirk Gently, who, fallen on hard times and dressed as a gypsy woman, is using his irritatingly accurate clairvoyant powers to read palms. He is saved when a frantic client turns up with a ludicrous story about being stalked by a goblin waving a contract accompanied by a hairy, green-eyed, scythe-wielding monster.
"Maggs works his magic on Dirk"
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?"
Charles Chilton's classic science-fiction trilogy stormed the BBC airwaves during the 1950s. Its gripping story lines, extra-terrestrial sound effects, and atmospheric music engaged listeners as never before. Between 1953 and 1958, a devoted audience of adults and children attentively followed Captain Jet Morgan and his crew from one cliff-hanger to another as, together, they faced the unknown perils of space.
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.
John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd star in three Torchwood radio adventures from the Lost Files, each set before the TV story Children of Earth. The Devil and Miss Carew sees Gwen and Rhys involved in a nursing home mystery. Submission finds the Torchwood team heading for the bottom of the sea - the Mariana Trench - after they intercept a distress call. The House of the Dead sees a special séance being held at the most haunted pub in Wales.
Ben Moor's comic sci-fi saga with Sarah Solemani and Dan Antopolski follows Edna Turner's adventures in London's bizarre parallel city. In this first series, she finds a new job and visits the theatre (or should that be 'untheatre'?) Meanwhile, genuinely faceless bureaucrats threaten to run London, as Edna's mum arrives, and London gets stranger and stranger for Edna, Tankerton, and both the Carlos.
A storm is brewing: the water levels of the Bristol Channel are inexplicably rising, and Cardiff Bay is under threat from the worst flooding in years. In the midst of the climate chaos, Torchwood is called to investigate a series of gruesome murders.
Martha Jones, ex-time traveller, has been called to CERN, the world¿s largest particle physics laboratory in Geneva. They¿re about to activate the Large Hadron Collider, designed to recreate conditions after the Big Bang and thus give an insight into what the Universe is made of. But so much could go wrong: it could open a gateway to a parallel dimension, or even create a black hole.
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"
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"
Here's a double bill of John Wyndham stories adapted for radio. The Chrysalids concerns the community of Waknut, where it is believed that mutants are the products of the Devil and must be stamped out. Survival concerns the first auto-piloted space flight. When the ship meets with an accident, the human passengers are cast adrift in space.
"Captured the book very well."
When a Cardiff hospital is inundated with patients that have fallen into coma-like trances, Torchwood move in to investigate. They find that the trances were triggered by phone calls, all of which were made from a number that hadn't been active for over 30 years. Determined to find out who's been calling the unfortunate victims, Jack rings the mysterious number - two, zero, five, nine - nothing. It's a dead line. Until it calls Jack back, he answers - and falls into a deep trance...
On the trail of a dangerous energy field, Torchwood are led to Delhi. There they witness the simultaneous disappearance of hundreds of people, and Jack discovers that the field centres on an old colonial mansion - Torchwood India. Jack is shocked to find that Torchwood India is still going strong - he shut it down himself over 80 years ago. He's even more surprised to find that its members, including his old flame the Duchess, haven't aged a day.
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.
Patrick Troughton battles to save mankind in this classic six-part "lost" television adventure, with linking narration by Frazer Hines. The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria to the south coast of present-day Earth. Something nasty is lurking in the gas pipelines of the North Sea, and before long the nearby refinery is under attack. Landing on a foam-covered beach, the travellers are at first mistaken for saboteurs.
"Salty Seaweed Terror !!!!"
Twelve stories of excitement and adventure in distant times and places!
"A very mixed bag"
Dimension X was one of old-time radio's first adult science-fiction shows. Though it ran for only a short time, the show made its mark by adapting short stories written by some of the best-known masters of the genre - Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Kurt Vonnegut, and others. Writers Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts adapted the stories, occasionally contributing original scripts of their own.
The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann. The series ran from July to December 1938, after which the title was changed to The Campbell Playhouse.
Orson Welles both starred in and directed The Campbell Playhouse, a radio drama (1938-40) produced by Welles and John Houseman. The episodes include adaptions of classic novels and plays as well as radio versions of the era's popular films.
A story about a man who can see into the future, and can even see his own death!
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 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!
The keeper of the book tells the tale of a man who steals, by force, the secret of immortality.
Old Nancy tells an old tale of Ireland. A faithless lad breaks a promise to the little people and pays the price.
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"
Ben Morris, Eleanor Naylor Corin, Fred Wayne, Garland Moss, Murillo Scofield, Scott Bishop (writer), and Tom Paxton (announcer).
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"
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.
The story of a strange summer house and its even stranger secrets.
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.
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.