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"
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)"
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"
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.
Three enhanced audiobooks performed by the stars of the classic BBC television series. These stories are set during series one. The Turing Test by Simon Guerrier, starring Paul Darrow as Avon and Michael Keating as Vila. Avon and Vila go undercover at a top secret research establishment. Solitary by Nigel Fairs, starring Michael Keating as Vila and Anthony Howell as Nyrron. Vila is alone and amnesiac. Why have his friends turned against him?
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"
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"
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.
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.
In it the time travellers arrive in Scotland in the aftermath of the battle of Culloden, meeting up with a band of fleeing Highlanders. Polly and the daughter of the group's Laird, whose battle injuries are being treated by the Doctor, go off to fetch water and return to find that the others have been captured by Redcoat troops. Can the Doctor save the day?
"historical fun & frolics"
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"
Journey into Space Again is written and presented by Charles Chilton. It includes extracts from the classic sci-fi series and interviews with its leading actors, Andrew Faulds (Jet Morgan) and David Jacobs.
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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).
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.
Past and present collide and the fate of the universe hangs in the balance when, at long last, one story intertwines both crews of the Enterprise! Kirk and his crew must rescue a scientist before his evil captor can use him to conquer the galaxy, while 99 years away, Picard's crew is headed for a black hole that holds the key to the future of the Federation!
Here is the novelization of the premiere episode of Star Trek, Voyager, the unprecedented fourth television series based on Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future. It is the story of the crew of the Starship Voyager, who are hurled far across the galaxy and must team up with their most dangerous adversaries to return home. Read by Robert Picardo, and enhanced with sound effects and an original score!
"A great start for Voyager sudiobooks"
When the Doctor and his companions Ian, Barbara and Vicki enter a museum on the planet Xeros, they are astonished to find themselves displayed as exhibits! The TARDIS has jumped a 'time track' and offered them a glimpse of what the future could hold... The native Xerons are planning a rebellion against the occupying force of the Moroks who have invaded their world. The Doctor and his friends struggle not only to survive in the midst of battle, but to help change the future sufficiently to ensure their own freedom!
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 !!!!"
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 the listener 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.
"A Journey into Digital download!"
Recorded live on WBAI-FM, New York. Georgia finds some new friends to trick-or-treat with on Halloween, but their scary costumes might be real.
Union Signal Radio Theatre presents another full-cast audio exploration of life on earth. In this disturbing ghost story, two fraternity pledges must spend a night on the Maine coast and enter Thunder Hole at dawn - but they're not alone.
Union Signal Radio Theatre presents another full-cast audio exploration of life on earth. When one day doesn't follow the next, Mike realizes he's not traveling through time anymore - time is traveling through him.
David Ossman of the Firesign Theatre returns one last time to the live, raucous stage to play Cyber Bob, who leaves his position as cart wrangler at the Mart to lead a digital expedition into the digital glade in search of the beautiful yet elusive Digital Nymph. There's a history between the two, and they aren't playing...well, they are playing games. And when the Nymph asks if Cyber Bob wants to "take the leap", there's only one answer for the old campaigner.
Cyber Bob is the ultimate old-school computer pro. There isn't a system out there that he can't hack with just a couple of punch cards, so he's ideally suited to answer the question the Silicon Kid and Nadia, the most super of all supermodels, want answered: Is the Kid a boy or just another $200 billion android?
The Ramon Raquello Orchestra was supposed to get their big break that night in 1938, on Orson Welles' Mercury Theater show, but they kept getting cut off. The rest of that program became famous. Still is. But what happened to the band? We join them many years later at a reunion, and it seems that they can't seem to escape the influence of the Martians.
Linda Kim Shelmerdine discovered her considerable powers during her hormonal years (the Sun was having similar problems then). But she read the superheroes' guidebooks, and her years in 4-H helped too. Now 59, SpaceGirl is somewhat disillusioned with the way superheroism is viewed these days, both by the public and by other superheroes. But she takes her job seriously and enjoys the occasional vacations at her crater-side retreat on the moon.
A stolen dream-driven dirigible, an evil steam-powered spider, and a Styrofoam grail all have the fair dream mistress Princess Doyle a la Carte and the decidedly bubbly Count Pierre d'Orc on the run beyond the overtaxed capacity of their Heisenberg Hyperextended Reversal Dream Drive. Steampunk and other steamlike stuff take a bath in this Brian Price and Jerry Stearns satire.
Villains on Parade, starring Chuck McCann, Wally Wingert, and the rest of our usual troupe, features an evil sorceress, bumbling henchmen, the annual Storming of the Castle, the Plunderers Day Parade, the Lost Orc Commentaries, and other extreme silliness. The bad guys have their say, and the pros take the stage and bring down the castle.
Collected here are 18 plays, some of which were performed before a live audience at the Mark Time Awards shows. Firesign cofounders David Ossman and Phil Proctor and iconic children's show host Chuck McCann are among the many actors performing on this ultimate Great Northern Audio Theatre collection.
Treasure hunters board a 300-year-old generation starship, the Professor Irwin Corey, in search of legendary jewels. As usual they find pirates, adventures, adorable children, and plenty of squeaky toys.
What does it take to jump-start an economy? Why, consumers! So what do politicians do to jump-start an economy? They create millions of new consumers by emancipating creatures and monsters, real and fictional. But is the public ready to accept creature-made entertainment features? What do politicians care?
The screams...the grisly sound effects...the rumbling organ music. Sounds in the dark come strange, mysterious, and terrifying in 21 episodes of such classic series as Lights Out, Inner Sanctum, Suspense, and many more. Spine-chilling tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Arch Oboler, Robert A. Arthur, David Kogan, and Alonzo Deen Cole dabble in dark realms. Boris Karloff, Maurice Tarplin, Paul McGrath, and Bernard Lenrow deliver pulse-pounding performances.
.G. Wells' The Man Who Could Work Miracles was first published in 1898 in The Illustrated London News. Alec Guinness stars as George McWhirter Fotheringay who suddenly discovers that he has the power to work miracles.
Laurence Olivier plays Nunez, a mountaineer in Ecuador, in the adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic short story The Country of the Blind, first published in 1904 in The Strand Magazine. One day, Nunez falls into a lost land where all of the inhabitants are blind. This is one of the episodes of "Theater Royal", the only radio series in which Olivier starred and was first broadcast in 1952.