Sputnik

A selection of stories specially commissioned to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Russian satellite which started the space race.

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AR01Doors2007100120091122

A selection of stories celebrating the Russian satellite which started the space race in 1957.

By Andrew Smith, read by Trevor White.

Sputnik might be in space but here on earth Ron Paget's automated garage door has gone beserk.

Is it a Communist plot or might it have something to do with his neighbour?

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

By Andrew Smith.

Ron Paget's automated garage door has gone berserk.

Ron Paget's automated garage door has gone beserk.

Read by Trevor White

AR02The Phantom Cosmonaut *2007100220091129

A selection of stories celebrating the Russian satellite which started the space race in 1957.

By Anita Sullivan, read by Neil Dudgeon.

For every successful space launch, there were plenty of rumours about missions that went wrong and were never reported.

Years before Gagarin, a small spacecraft breaks from its intended orbit.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

By Anita Sullivan.

Rumours remain about missions that went wrong and were never reported.

Some were true.

Read by Neil Dudgeon

AR03Drinking Vodka In The Afternoon2007100320091206

A selection of stories celebrating the Russian satellite which started the space race in 1957.

By Tania Hershman.

In an Irish village, Mary Margaret receives lessons from a mysterious Russian.

Read by Niamh Cusack.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

In an Irish village, Mary receives lessons from a mysterious Russian.

AR04Gleeking *2007100420091213
20091224

A selection of stories celebrating the Russian satellite which started the space race in 1957.

By Benjamin Markovits, read by Ryan Mccluskey.

All-American Sam is less than thrilled with his new Yugoslavian stepbrother, known to his classmates as Sputnik.

By Benjamin Markovits.

All-American Sam is less than thrilled with his new stepbrother.

Read by Ryan Mccluskey.

AR05The First King Of Mars20071011
AR05 LASTThe First King Of Mars *2007100520091220

A selection of stories specially commissioned to celebrate the Russian satellite which started the space race.

By Nick Walker.

There is plenty of time to think during the long journey to Mars.

And the new colony will need governance.

Read by Peter Capaldi.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.