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The H G Wells BBC Radio Collection

Dramatisations and Readings Including the Time Machine, the War of The Worlds & Other Science Fiction Classics
Length: 31 hrs

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H. G. Wells wrote dozens of novels and short stories and is often called the 'father of science fiction'. Here we collect together the works of H. G. Wells as broadcast on BBC Radio.

With full-cast dramatisations of novels including The Time Machine, The Island of Dr Moreau, The War of the Worlds, Ann Veronica, The First Men in the Moon and The Wonderful Visit; plus readings of The Invisible Man, Love and Mr Lewisham and several short stories including The Inexperienced Ghost and In the Abyss. Also included is a bonus drama about H. G. Wells and George Gissing, The Wells Way and fascinating documentary H. G. Wells: The Invisible Author.

During his own lifetime, H. G. Wells was prominent as a forward-looking, prophetic social critic - he foresaw the advent of aircraft, space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite TV and something resembling the internet. In the 1930s and 40s he made regular radio broadcasts from the BBC to the nation and we include a selection of these here. Hear Wells in his own words as he discusses topics as diverse as world politics, the history of the printing press, the possibilities of technology and the shape of things to come....

The stellar casts in this collection include Bill Nighy, Robert Glenister, Bernard Cribbins, Blake Ritson, Amy Hoggart and Julian Rhind-Tutt.

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