First Men In The Moon, The [Read By Tim Pigott-smith]

Tim Pigott-smith reads from the 1901 novel by HG Wells.

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012009072020120910 (BBC7)
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Penniless businessman Mr Bedford meets the brilliant Cavor, an absent-minded scientist on the brink of developing a material that can negate the power of gravity.

Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments and tells a stunned Bedford that the invention makes possible one of the oldest dreams of humanity: a journey to the moon.

Abridged by Neville Teller.

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

Penniless businessman Mr Bedford meets the brilliant Cavor, a scientist with a dream.

Penniless businessman Mr Bedford meets the brilliant Cavor, an absent-minded scientist with a dream. Read by Tim Pigott-Smith.

022009072120120911 (BBC7)
20120912 (BBC7)
20130514 (BBC7)
20130515 (BBC7)

Cavor and Bedford travel to the moon in a sphere covered with a new material that blocks the effect of gravity, and they encounter a strange new world and new life forms.

Cavor and Bedford travel to the moon, where they encounter a strange new world.

Cavor and Bedford travel to the moon, where they encounter a strange and dangerous new world. Read by Tim Pigot-Smith.

Cavor and Bedford travel to the moon, where they encounter a strange and dangerous new world. Read by Tim Pigott-Smith.

032009072220120912 (BBC7)
20120913 (BBC7)
20130515 (BBC7)
20130516 (BBC7)

The intrepid explorers encounter advanced, intelligent beings on the moon, but it is a meeting of worlds that proves far from harmonious.

The intrepid explorers encounter intelligent beings on the moon. But are they friendly?

The intrepid explorers encounter advanced, intelligent beings on the moon. But are they friendly? Read by Tim Pigot-Smith.

The intrepid explorers encounter advanced, intelligent beings on the moon. But are they friendly? Read by Tim Pigott-Smith.

042009072320120913 (BBC7)
20120914 (BBC7)
20130516 (BBC7)
20130517 (BBC7)

Bedford and Cavor are now fugitives from the moon's inhabitants, the Selenites.

They discover a new, terrifying aspect to life there as they feverishly search for their spaceship in order to escape.

The intrepid explorers run for their lives from the moon's inhabitants, the Selenites.

The intrepid explorers are now running for their lives from the moon's inhabitants, the Selenites. Read by Tim Pigot-Smith.

The intrepid explorers are now running for their lives from the moon's inhabitants, the Selenites. Read by Tim Pigott-Smith.

05 LAST2009072420120914 (BBC7)
20120915 (BBC7)

The first moon mission comes to a surprising and unexpected conclusion.

Bedford and Cavor's mission to the moon comes to a surprising and unexpected conclusion.

Bedford and Cavor's mission to the moon comes to a surprising and unexpected conclusion. Read by Tim Pigot-Smith.