Bradbury 13

A series of thirteen stories written by and introduced by Ray Bradbury.

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Here There Be Tygers20110827 (BBC7)
20140609 (BBC7)
20131006 (BBC7)
20131007 (BBC7)
20140608 (BBC7)

A planet spurned is no friend to man. Ray Bradbury's surreal space tale stars Max Robinson

A planet spurned is no friend to man. Ray Bradbury's surreal space tale stars Max Robinson.

Here There Be Tygers20110827 (BBC7)
20140609 (BBC7)
20131006 (BBC7)
20131007 (BBC7)
20140608 (BBC7)

A planet spurned is no friend to man. Ray Bradbury's surreal space tale stars Max Robinson

A planet spurned is no friend to man. Ray Bradbury's surreal space tale stars Max Robinson.

The Fox And The Forest20110820 (BBC7)
20130929 (BBC7)
20130930 (BBC7)
20140601 (BBC7)
20140602 (BBC7)

A couple take refuge 200 years in the past to escape a bitter war. Stars Neil Barth.

A couple take refuge 200 years in the past to escape a bitter war. Ray Bradbury's tale of conflict stars Neil Barth.

A couple take refuge 200 years in the past to escape a bitter war. Ray Bradbury's tale of conflict stars Neil Barth. Episode 11 of 13.

The Fox And The Forest20110820 (BBC7)
20130929 (BBC7)
20130930 (BBC7)
20140601 (BBC7)
20140602 (BBC7)

A couple take refuge 200 years in the past to escape a bitter war. Stars Neil Barth.

A couple take refuge 200 years in the past to escape a bitter war. Ray Bradbury's tale of conflict stars Neil Barth.

A couple take refuge 200 years in the past to escape a bitter war. Ray Bradbury's tale of conflict stars Neil Barth. Episode 11 of 13.

01The Ravine1984040220110611 (BBC7)
20110612 (BBC7)
20120321 (BBC7)
20120322 (BBC7)
20121124 (BBC7)
20121125 (BBC7)
20130523 (BBC7)
20130524 (BBC7)
20140323 (BBC7)
20140324 (BBC7)

A serial strangler is stalking women, but Lavinia Nibbs won't let him spoil her night out.

A small town serial strangler is stalking women, but Lavinia Nibbs refuses to let him spoil her night out. Ray Bradbury's thriller stars Barta Heiner.

The story about "The Lonely One" who kills women.

A small town serial strangler is stalking women, but Lavinia Nibbs refuses to let him spoil her night out.

Stars Barta Heiner.

01The Ravine1984040220110611 (BBC7)
20110612 (BBC7)
20120321 (BBC7)
20120322 (BBC7)
20121124 (BBC7)
20121125 (BBC7)
20130523 (BBC7)
20130524 (BBC7)
20140323 (BBC7)
20140324 (BBC7)

A serial strangler is stalking women, but Lavinia Nibbs won't let him spoil her night out.

A small town serial strangler is stalking women, but Lavinia Nibbs refuses to let him spoil her night out. Ray Bradbury's thriller stars Barta Heiner.

The story about "The Lonely One" who kills women.

A small town serial strangler is stalking women, but Lavinia Nibbs refuses to let him spoil her night out.

Stars Barta Heiner.

02Night Call, Collect1984040920110618 (BBC7)
20110619 (BBC7)
20120322 (BBC7)
20120323 (BBC7)
20121201 (BBC7)
20121202 (BBC7)
20130524 (BBC7)
20130525 (BBC7)
20140330 (BBC7)
20140331 (BBC7)

A lone survivor on Mars has waited a lifetime for rescue. At age 80, his phone rings.

A lone survivor on Mars has waited a lifetime for rescue. Finally at age 80, his phone rings. Ray Bradbury's thriller stars Morgan White.

Stranded sixty years on a desert planet, Barton established an intricate telephone system, and waited for rescue.

At last, one night...the phone rang!

Barton is alone on Mars.

Or is he? Better answer that phone!

Or is he? Is it possible his own youth haunts him? Better answer that phone! Stars Morgan White.

02Night Call, Collect1984040920110618 (BBC7)
20110619 (BBC7)
20120322 (BBC7)
20120323 (BBC7)
20121201 (BBC7)
20121202 (BBC7)
20130524 (BBC7)
20130525 (BBC7)
20140330 (BBC7)
20140331 (BBC7)

A lone survivor on Mars has waited a lifetime for rescue. At age 80, his phone rings.

A lone survivor on Mars has waited a lifetime for rescue. Finally at age 80, his phone rings. Ray Bradbury's thriller stars Morgan White.

Stranded sixty years on a desert planet, Barton established an intricate telephone system, and waited for rescue.

At last, one night...the phone rang!

Barton is alone on Mars.

Or is he? Better answer that phone!

Or is he? Is it possible his own youth haunts him? Better answer that phone! Stars Morgan White.

03The Veldt1984041620110625 (BBC7)
20110626 (BBC7)
20120323 (BBC7)
20120324 (BBC7)
20121208 (BBC7)
20121209 (BBC7)
20130804 (BBC7)
20130805 (BBC7)
20140406 (BBC7)
20140407 (BBC7)

Wealthy parents worry when their holographic nursery will only show savage lions.

Wealthy parents worry when their holographic nursery will only show an African plain filled with savage lions. Ray Bradbury's thriller stars Ivan Croswell.

A playroom for two children, filled with electronic wizardry, turns into a nightmare when the games become too real.

Two parents worry when their holographic nursery will only show an African plain filled with savage lions.

Stars Ivan Croswell.

Two parents worry when their holographic nursery shows an African plain filled with lions.

Wealthy parents worry when their holographic nursery shows savage African lions.

03The Veldt1984041620110625 (BBC7)
20110626 (BBC7)
20120323 (BBC7)
20120324 (BBC7)
20121208 (BBC7)
20121209 (BBC7)
20130804 (BBC7)
20130805 (BBC7)
20140406 (BBC7)
20140407 (BBC7)

Wealthy parents worry when their holographic nursery will only show savage lions.

Wealthy parents worry when their holographic nursery will only show an African plain filled with savage lions. Ray Bradbury's thriller stars Ivan Croswell.

A playroom for two children, filled with electronic wizardry, turns into a nightmare when the games become too real.

Two parents worry when their holographic nursery will only show an African plain filled with savage lions.

Stars Ivan Croswell.

Two parents worry when their holographic nursery shows an African plain filled with lions.

Wealthy parents worry when their holographic nursery shows savage African lions.

04There Was An Old Woman1984042320110702 (BBC7)
20110703 (BBC7)
20120326 (BBC7)
20120327 (BBC7)
20121215 (BBC7)
20121216 (BBC7)
20130811 (BBC7)
20130812 (BBC7)
20140413 (BBC7)
20140414 (BBC7)

Five men with a wicker basket arrive at Tildy's house, but not to do her shopping.

Five men with a wicker basket arrive at Tildy's house, but not to do her shopping. Comic-horror tale by Ray Bradbury, with Ruth Hale.

Tildy believed death war ridiculous until the appearance of four visitors with a wicker basket.

Five men with a wicker basket arrive at Tildy's house.

They haven't come to do her shopping.

Comic-horror tale by Ray Bradbury.

Five men with a wicker basket arrive at Tildy's house, but not to do her shopping. Ray Bradbury's comic-horror tale stars Ruth Hale.

04There Was An Old Woman1984042320110702 (BBC7)
20110703 (BBC7)
20120326 (BBC7)
20120327 (BBC7)
20121215 (BBC7)
20121216 (BBC7)
20130811 (BBC7)
20130812 (BBC7)
20140413 (BBC7)
20140414 (BBC7)

Five men with a wicker basket arrive at Tildy's house, but not to do her shopping.

Five men with a wicker basket arrive at Tildy's house, but not to do her shopping. Comic-horror tale by Ray Bradbury, with Ruth Hale.

Tildy believed death war ridiculous until the appearance of four visitors with a wicker basket.

Five men with a wicker basket arrive at Tildy's house.

They haven't come to do her shopping.

Comic-horror tale by Ray Bradbury.

Five men with a wicker basket arrive at Tildy's house, but not to do her shopping. Ray Bradbury's comic-horror tale stars Ruth Hale.

05Kaleidoscope1984043020110709 (BBC7)
20110710 (BBC7)
20120327 (BBC7)
20120328 (BBC7)
20121222 (BBC7)
20121223 (BBC7)
20130818 (BBC7)
20130819 (BBC7)
20140420 (BBC7)
20140421 (BBC7)

The aftermath of a disaster in space. Can there be beauty in dying? Ray Bradbury's tale.

The aftermath of a disaster in space. Can there be beauty in dying? Ray Bradbury's classic tale stars Scott Wilkinson.

Classic Ray Bradbury tale of the aftermath of a disaster in space.

Can there be beauty in dying? Directed by Mike McDonough.

A space ship explodes after being hit by a meteor, scattering the crew out into space.

The aftermath of a disaster in space. Can there be beauty in dying?

05Kaleidoscope1984043020110709 (BBC7)
20110710 (BBC7)
20120327 (BBC7)
20120328 (BBC7)
20121222 (BBC7)
20121223 (BBC7)
20130818 (BBC7)
20130819 (BBC7)
20140420 (BBC7)
20140421 (BBC7)

The aftermath of a disaster in space. Can there be beauty in dying? Ray Bradbury's tale.

The aftermath of a disaster in space. Can there be beauty in dying? Ray Bradbury's classic tale stars Scott Wilkinson.

Classic Ray Bradbury tale of the aftermath of a disaster in space.

Can there be beauty in dying? Directed by Mike McDonough.

A space ship explodes after being hit by a meteor, scattering the crew out into space.

The aftermath of a disaster in space. Can there be beauty in dying?

06Dark They Were And Golden Eyed1984050720110716 (BBC7)
20110717 (BBC7)
20120328 (BBC7)
20120329 (BBC7)
20121229 (BBC7)
20121230 (BBC7)
20130825 (BBC7)
20130826 (BBC7)
20140427 (BBC7)
20140428 (BBC7)

The Bittering family aim to make the best of life on Mars. Ray Bradbury tale of alienation

The Bittering family aim to make the best of life on Mars. Ray Bradbury's tale of alienation stars Bryce Chamberlain. Directed by Mike McDonough.

Henry Bittering and his family finally fall prey to the mystique of Mars.

Classic Ray Bradbury tale of alienation.

The Bittering family aim to make the best of life on Mars.

Directed by Mike McDonough.

The Bittering family aim to make the best of life on Mars. Ray Bradbury's tale of alienation stars Bryce Chamberlain.

06Dark They Were And Golden Eyed1984050720110716 (BBC7)
20110717 (BBC7)
20120328 (BBC7)
20120329 (BBC7)
20121229 (BBC7)
20121230 (BBC7)
20130825 (BBC7)
20130826 (BBC7)
20140427 (BBC7)
20140428 (BBC7)

The Bittering family aim to make the best of life on Mars. Ray Bradbury tale of alienation

The Bittering family aim to make the best of life on Mars. Ray Bradbury's tale of alienation stars Bryce Chamberlain. Directed by Mike McDonough.

Henry Bittering and his family finally fall prey to the mystique of Mars.

Classic Ray Bradbury tale of alienation.

The Bittering family aim to make the best of life on Mars.

Directed by Mike McDonough.

The Bittering family aim to make the best of life on Mars. Ray Bradbury's tale of alienation stars Bryce Chamberlain.

07The Screaming Woman1984051420110723 (BBC7)
20110724 (BBC7)
20120329 (BBC7)
20120330 (BBC7)
20130105 (BBC7)
20130106 (BBC7)
20130901 (BBC7)
20130902 (BBC7)
20140504 (BBC7)
20140505 (BBC7)

Has little Margaret stumbled on a murder? Ray Bradbury's vintage tale of suspense.

Has little Margaret stumbled on a murder? Ray Bradbury's vintage tale of suspense stars Rachael Jacobs and Beverly Rowland. Directed by Mike McDonough.

Vintage tale of suspense from the pen of Ray Bradbury.

Has little Margaret stumbled on a murder? Directed by Mike McDonough.

Why should anyone believe ten year old Margaret's claim to hearing screams from beneath the ground?

Has little Margaret stumbled on a murder? Ray Bradbury's vintage tale of suspense stars Rachael Jacobs and Beverly Rowland.

07The Screaming Woman1984051420110723 (BBC7)
20110724 (BBC7)
20120329 (BBC7)
20120330 (BBC7)
20130105 (BBC7)
20130106 (BBC7)
20130901 (BBC7)
20130902 (BBC7)
20140504 (BBC7)
20140505 (BBC7)

Has little Margaret stumbled on a murder? Ray Bradbury's vintage tale of suspense.

Has little Margaret stumbled on a murder? Ray Bradbury's vintage tale of suspense stars Rachael Jacobs and Beverly Rowland. Directed by Mike McDonough.

Vintage tale of suspense from the pen of Ray Bradbury.

Has little Margaret stumbled on a murder? Directed by Mike McDonough.

Why should anyone believe ten year old Margaret's claim to hearing screams from beneath the ground?

Has little Margaret stumbled on a murder? Ray Bradbury's vintage tale of suspense stars Rachael Jacobs and Beverly Rowland.

08A Sound Of Thunder1984052120110730 (BBC7)
20110731 (BBC7)
20120330 (BBC7)
20120331 (BBC7)
20130112 (BBC7)
20130113 (BBC7)
20130908 (BBC7)
20130909 (BBC7)
20140511 (BBC7)
20140512 (BBC7)

A safari into the prehistoric past sparks unexpected results. Ray Bradbury's famous yarn.

A safari into the prehistoric past sparks unexpected results. Adaptation of one of Ray Bradbury's most famous yarns, starring Max Robinson.

A safari into the prehistoric past sparks unexpected results. Adaptation of Ray Bradbury's most famous yarn stars Max Robinson. Directed by Mike McDonough.

The seminal author's most famous yarn.

Safari in the past has unexpected results.

The seminal author's most famous yarn, adapted for radio.

Directed by Mike McDonough.

A safari into the past finds itself crashing headlong into the future.

A safari into the prehistoric past sparks unexpected results.

08A Sound Of Thunder1984052120110730 (BBC7)
20110731 (BBC7)
20120330 (BBC7)
20120331 (BBC7)
20130112 (BBC7)
20130113 (BBC7)
20130908 (BBC7)
20130909 (BBC7)
20140511 (BBC7)
20140512 (BBC7)

A safari into the prehistoric past sparks unexpected results. Ray Bradbury's famous yarn.

A safari into the prehistoric past sparks unexpected results. Adaptation of one of Ray Bradbury's most famous yarns, starring Max Robinson.

A safari into the prehistoric past sparks unexpected results. Adaptation of Ray Bradbury's most famous yarn stars Max Robinson. Directed by Mike McDonough.

The seminal author's most famous yarn.

Safari in the past has unexpected results.

The seminal author's most famous yarn, adapted for radio.

Directed by Mike McDonough.

A safari into the past finds itself crashing headlong into the future.

A safari into the prehistoric past sparks unexpected results.

09The Man1984052820110806 (BBC7)
20110807 (BBC7)
20120402 (BBC7)
20120403 (BBC7)
20130119 (BBC7)
20130120 (BBC7)
20130915 (BBC7)
20130916 (BBC7)
20140518 (BBC7)
20140519 (BBC7)

Captain Hart is upset with his welcome when he lands on a planet.

Captain Hart is upset with his welcome when he lands on a planet. Ray Bradbury's tale set in space stars Max Golightly.

Intriguing tales from the iconic writer.

Captain Hart is upset with his welcome.

Intriguing tales from the iconic writer, adapted for radio.

Directed by Mike McDonough.

While Captain Hart and his crew may have been the first Earthlings to reach the distant planet, someone had arrived the day before, someone who made Hart's escapade insignificant.

09The Man1984052820110806 (BBC7)
20110807 (BBC7)
20120402 (BBC7)
20120403 (BBC7)
20130119 (BBC7)
20130120 (BBC7)
20130915 (BBC7)
20130916 (BBC7)
20140518 (BBC7)
20140519 (BBC7)

Captain Hart is upset with his welcome when he lands on a planet.

Captain Hart is upset with his welcome when he lands on a planet. Ray Bradbury's tale set in space stars Max Golightly.

Intriguing tales from the iconic writer.

Captain Hart is upset with his welcome.

Intriguing tales from the iconic writer, adapted for radio.

Directed by Mike McDonough.

While Captain Hart and his crew may have been the first Earthlings to reach the distant planet, someone had arrived the day before, someone who made Hart's escapade insignificant.

10The Wind1984060420110813 (BBC7)
20110814 (BBC7)
20120403 (BBC7)
20120404 (BBC7)
20130126 (BBC7)
20130127 (BBC7)
20130922 (BBC7)
20130923 (BBC7)
20140525 (BBC7)
20140526 (BBC7)

The mounting wind proves to be an enemy for one man. Ray Bradbury's atmospheric tale.

The mounting wind proves to be an enemy for one man. Ray Bradbury's atmospheric tale stars Bob Nelson.

itself is an enemy for one man.

10The Wind1984060420110813 (BBC7)
20110814 (BBC7)
20120403 (BBC7)
20120404 (BBC7)
20130126 (BBC7)
20130127 (BBC7)
20130922 (BBC7)
20130923 (BBC7)
20140525 (BBC7)
20140526 (BBC7)

The mounting wind proves to be an enemy for one man. Ray Bradbury's atmospheric tale.

The mounting wind proves to be an enemy for one man. Ray Bradbury's atmospheric tale stars Bob Nelson.

itself is an enemy for one man.

11The Fox In The Forest1984061120110820 (BBC7)
20110821 (BBC7)
20120404 (BBC7)
20120405 (BBC7)
20130202 (BBC7)
20130203 (BBC7)

A time trip back to 1938 Mexico, escaping from the horrors of war in the twenty-second century.

A couple take refuge 200 years in the past to escape a bitter war.

Classic Ray Bradbury tale.

Directed by Mike McDonough.

A couple take refuge 200 years in the past to escape a bitter war. Stars Neil Barth.

A couple take refuge 200 years in the past to escape a bitter war. Ray Bradbury's tale of conflict stars Neil Barth. Episode 11 of 13.

11The Fox In The Forest1984061120110820 (BBC7)
20110821 (BBC7)
20120404 (BBC7)
20120405 (BBC7)
20130202 (BBC7)
20130203 (BBC7)

A time trip back to 1938 Mexico, escaping from the horrors of war in the twenty-second century.

A couple take refuge 200 years in the past to escape a bitter war.

Classic Ray Bradbury tale.

Directed by Mike McDonough.

A couple take refuge 200 years in the past to escape a bitter war. Stars Neil Barth.

A couple take refuge 200 years in the past to escape a bitter war. Ray Bradbury's tale of conflict stars Neil Barth. Episode 11 of 13.

12Here Be Tygers1984061820110827 (BBC7)
20110828 (BBC7)
20120405 (BBC7)
20120406 (BBC7)
20130209 (BBC7)
20130210 (BBC7)

A planet spurned is no friend to man. Ray Bradbury's surreal space tale stars Max Robinson

A planet spurned is no friend to man. Ray Bradbury's surreal space tale stars Max Robinson, directed by Mike McDonough.

A planet spurned is no friend to man.

Directed by Mike McDonough.

Surreal tales from the seminal writer Ray Bradbury.

The beautiful planet seduced the space voyagers to its surface...but to serve them or destroy them?

12Here Be Tygers1984061820110827 (BBC7)
20110828 (BBC7)
20120405 (BBC7)
20120406 (BBC7)
20130209 (BBC7)
20130210 (BBC7)

A planet spurned is no friend to man. Ray Bradbury's surreal space tale stars Max Robinson

A planet spurned is no friend to man. Ray Bradbury's surreal space tale stars Max Robinson, directed by Mike McDonough.

A planet spurned is no friend to man.

Directed by Mike McDonough.

Surreal tales from the seminal writer Ray Bradbury.

The beautiful planet seduced the space voyagers to its surface...but to serve them or destroy them?

13 LASTThe Happiness Machine1984062520110903 (BBC7)
20110904 (BBC7)
20120406 (BBC7)
20120407 (BBC7)
20130216 (BBC7)
20130217 (BBC7)
20131013 (BBC7)
20131014 (BBC7)
20140615 (BBC7)
20140616 (BBC7)

An inventor's machine is guaranteed to make everyone happy - except his wife.

An inventor's machine is guaranteed to make everyone happy - except his wife. Ray Bradbury's tale of strife stars Jesse Bennett.

Ray Bradbury's tale directed by Mike McDonough.

Self-appointed inventor Leo Auffman constructs the world's first happiness inducting device.

13 LASTThe Happiness Machine1984062520110903 (BBC7)
20110904 (BBC7)
20120406 (BBC7)
20120407 (BBC7)
20130216 (BBC7)
20130217 (BBC7)
20131013 (BBC7)
20131014 (BBC7)
20140615 (BBC7)
20140616 (BBC7)

An inventor's machine is guaranteed to make everyone happy - except his wife.

An inventor's machine is guaranteed to make everyone happy - except his wife. Ray Bradbury's tale of strife stars Jesse Bennett.

Ray Bradbury's tale directed by Mike McDonough.

Self-appointed inventor Leo Auffman constructs the world's first happiness inducting device.