The Further Adventures Of The First King Of Mars

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AR01Ninety Seconds Of Terror2008072820110306
20080728 (BBC7)
20140909 (BBC7)
20140910 (BBC7)

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik Nick Walker was commissioned to write the sci-fi adventure 'The First King Of Mars'.

Now, in five, thrilling, action-packed episodes we continue the story where it left off with our fearless commander, previously employed to head-up the first manned mission to Mars, plummeting towards the planet with no thick atmosphere to slow him down.

Starring Peter Capaldi.

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

The first manned spacecraft to Mars plummets towards the planet.

Read by Peter Capaldi.

The first manned spacecraft to Mars is plummeting towards the planet.

The fearless crew are plummeting towards Mars with no thick atmosphere to slow them down.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik Nick Walker was commissioned to write the sci-fi adventure 'The First King Of Mars'.

AR02The Shadow Of A Volcano2008072920110313
20140910 (BBC7)
20140911 (BBC7)

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, Nick Walker was commissioned to write the sci-fi adventure 'The First King Of Mars'.

'Mars Twenty' has landed.

And it wasn't pretty.

Nick Walker's theatre work has been presented extensively in the UK as well as Europe, and the USA.

His plays and short stories are often featured on BBC Radio 4 and 3 series of the late-night show The Bigger Issues.

He is the author of two critically acclaimed novels Blackbox and Helloland, published in the UK, US, Australia, Japan and across Europe.

Performed by Peter Capaldi.

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

Peter Capaldi stars in Nick Walker's space adventure.

The team has made history by landing safely on Mars.

However, despite seven years of careful planning, nobody thought to include a speechwriter in their number.

Tragedy follows as Mars Twenty crash lands on Mars, and the crew is minus a speech writer.

'Mars Twenty' has landed. And it wasn't pretty.

Nick Walker's theatre work has been presented extensively in the UK as well as Europe, and the USA. His plays and short stories are often featured on BBC Radio 4 and 3 series of the late-night show The Bigger Issues. He is the author of two critically acclaimed novels Blackbox and Helloland, published in the UK, US, Australia, Japan and across Europe.

AR03A Shocking Discovery2008073020110320
20080730 (BBC7)
20140911 (BBC7)
20140912 (BBC7)

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, Nick Walker was commissioned to write the sci-fi adventure 'The First King Of Mars'.

Leonid's funeral is overshadowed by a shocking discovery.

Nick Walker's theatre work has been presented extensively in the UK as well as Europe, and the USA.

His plays and short stories are often featured on BBC Radio 4 and 3 series of the late-night show The Bigger Issues.

He is the author of two critically acclaimed novels Blackbox and Helloland, published in the UK, US, Australia, Japan and across Europe.

Performed by Peter Capaldi.

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

Our heroes are clinging to the red dust at the edge of the abyss.

Leonid's funeral is overshadowed as the space heroes are left clinging to the edge.

Nick Walker's theatre work has been presented extensively in the UK as well as Europe, and the USA. His plays and short stories are often featured on BBC Radio 4 and 3 series of the late-night show The Bigger Issues. He is the author of two critically acclaimed novels Blackbox and Helloland, published in the UK, US, Australia, Japan and across Europe.

AR04Take Me To Your Leader2008073120110327
20140912 (BBC7)
20140913 (BBC7)

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik we commissioned Nick Walker to write the sci-fi adventure 'The First King Of Mars'.

Now in five thrilling action-packed episodes we continue the story where it left off.

Our intrepid crew fear that they are not alone on the Red Planet.

Nick Walker's theatre work has been presented extensively in the UK as well as Europe, and the USA.

His plays and short stories are often featured on BBC Radio 4 and 3 series of the late-night show The Bigger Issues.

He is the author of two critically acclaimed novels Blackbox and Helloland, published in the UK, US, Australia, Japan and across Europe.

Performed by Peter Capaldi

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

The discovery of a Rubik Cube suggests that someone else may have landed on Mars first.

The discovery of a Rubik Cube forces the crew to consider the possibility that they may not be the first to land on Mars.

The crew realise they may not be the first manned spaceship to land on Mars after all.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik we commissioned Nick Walker to write the sci-fi adventure 'The First King Of Mars'. Now in five thrilling action-packed episodes we continue the story where it left off.

Nick Walker's theatre work has been presented extensively in the UK as well as Europe, and the USA. His plays and short stories are often featured on BBC Radio 4 and 3 series of the late-night show The Bigger Issues. He is the author of two critically acclaimed novels Blackbox and Helloland, published in the UK, US, Australia, Japan and across Europe.

AR05 LASTThe King's Subjects2008080120110403
20140915 (BBC7)
20140916 (BBC7)

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik we commissioned Nick Walker to write the sci-fi adventure 'The First King Of Mars'.

Now in five, thrilling action-packed episodes we continue the story where it left off.

The commander makes a shocking discovery when he finds a door in an underground tunnel.

Nick Walker's theatre work has been presented extensively in the UK as well as Europe, and the USA.

His plays and short stories are often featured on BBC Radio 4 and 3 series of the late-night show The Bigger Issues.

He is the author of two critically acclaimed novels Blackbox and Helloland, published in the UK, US, Australia, Japan and across Europe.

Performed by Peter Capaldi.

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

Having managed to lose his crew within 24 hours, the commander finds a door in the ground.

Having managed to lose his crew within 24 hours of landing, the commander discovers a door in the ground.

But what lies on the other side?

The commander discovers a door in the ground. What is on the other side?

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik we commissioned Nick Walker to write the sci-fi adventure 'The First King Of Mars'. Now in five, thrilling action-packed episodes we continue the story where it left off.

Nick Walker's theatre work has been presented extensively in the UK as well as Europe, and the USA. His plays and short stories are often featured on BBC Radio 4 and 3 series of the late-night show The Bigger Issues. He is the author of two critically acclaimed novels Blackbox and Helloland, published in the UK, US, Australia, Japan and across Europe.