Subject: RE: 50's Irish radio show?
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 06:08 AM
Still in nostalgia mode here..... and apologies for a wee bit of thread drift ........ does anyone remember the 1950's BBC Radio series "Journey Into Space" and the Dan Dare series on Radio Luxembourg, which used to be on when I was about 7, or 8, years old?? I had to beg and plead and promise excellent behaviour to my parents in order to be allowed to "stay up late" to listen to these Sci-fi episodes. From the moment I heard my first episode on radio, I became a life long Sci-fi addict !! I know it had been broadcasting for a while before some older kids clued me in that it was on, I have no idea at what point in either series I began listening in. Aaaah.... the magic of radio in combination with soaring juvenile imagination !!
The BBC Radio series "Journey Into Space" by Charles Chilton from the 1950's was rescued from off-air recordings. Indeed the entire set of episodes was recovered and Charles Chilton even wrote an update in the eary 2000's. These are available from such as eBay.
Dan Dare also lives on!! Again Charles Chilton was involved. Dan Dare / Eagle Annuals frequently appear on eBay. Some early radio episodes have been recovered, and are circulating. Indeed one was recovered last year. There are new episodes being recorded.
Re: Radio Luxembourg - there's an archive of recordings at the Radio Caroline archive site Azanorak here: