Zaphod Beeblebrox

Wirral, England.
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  • The War of the Worlds

  • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
  • By: H G Wells
  • Narrated by: Blake Ritson, Samuel James, full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of HG Wells' famous story of the brutal Martian invasion of Earth. When strange explosions are observed on the surface of Mars, excitement spreads among the scientific community. Surrey astronomer Ogilvy invites his friend Robert to the observatory to witness the turbulence on the red planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A slow descent into madness

  • By Nigel on 05-05-17

At last, a post post-modern take on War of the Worlds.

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-06-18

If anything this rendition of the idea is even bleaker than the original and the Edwardian setting is done with a sense of period that is believable. Far superior to the self conscious 'steam punk' anniversary offerings from the likes of Stephen Baxter. Wells maybe forever consigned to historic era of science fiction but his work was never fatuous or cute in its sharp observations of the human condition.