Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sci fi and fantasy on the radio, June 29, 2008

It's been another week since I've announced what was on BBC Radio 7, so I'll start this daily entry with a recap of what's still on (each radio show is on BBC Radio 7 for 7 days, so you can listen to it whenever yu want.)

The MONDAY offerings are about to drop off screen, but you can still listen to them today:
The Laxian Key
The mysterious deaths of space tourists on Planet Party give planet decontaminators Arnold and Gregor a unique job opportunity. Episode 1 of 4.

Methuselah's Children
Lazarus Long's thoughts begin to turn to home. By Robert A Heinlein. Episode 6 of 6.


The Laxian Key
London is melting! With the whole of earth blaming Arnold and Gregor, the planetary decontaminationists must flee, but where? Episode 2 of 4.

Slaughterhouse 5
Kurt Vonnegut's anti-war classic tells of an innocent abroad, Billy Pilgrim, who stumbles into enemy hands. Robert Jezek reads. Episode 1 of 4.

Old Harry's Game (fantasy/comedy)
Hell is close to bursting, so to stop the flow people must be persuaded to be good. Stars Andy Hamilton. From September 2005. Episode 1 of 4.

The Laxian Key
Guilt stricken Arnold's call home to apologise for melting Earth is traced. Our planetary decontaminationists are on the run. Episode 3 of 4.

Slaughterhouse 5
Billy Pilgrim is both a Prisoner of War and an inadvertent time traveller. Robert Jezek reads Vonnegut's cult absurdist classic. Episode 2 of 4.

When Robin starts to accept his new life in a parallel universe, he discovers 'his' past misdemeanours. Stars Hugh Bonneville. Episode 3 of 6.

The Laxian Key
Arnold and Gregor are about to be bombed senseless by Evans the Welsh vigilante, a fitting reprisal surely for melting Earth. Episode 4 of 4.

Slaughterhouse 5
Anti-hero Billy Pilgrim begins relishing his life in a zoo on the planet Tralfamadore. Robert Jezek reads Kurt Vonnegut's cult book. Episode 3 of 4.

The Voice of God
Can You Hear That: Walker plans to fire the Voice at Pine Gap, risking a global catastrophe. Sam, Joshua and Nick are locked in the brig. Episode 5 of 5.

Methuselah's Children
A colonist enters the alien temple and returns a broken man. Episode 5 of 6.

Heroes: The Official Radio Show
Jon Holmes and Xanthe Fuller analyse the action from the TV series. Send in your theories. Episode 9 of 11.

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