Next on YESTERDAYS TOMORROWS.
Two short radio plays from a series that portrays the cheap and quick (but interesting) style of some American radio entertainment of the 1950s: X MINUS ONE
– OPEN WARFARE – about cheating at golf using future technology.
-THE GREEN HILLS OF EARTH. An old man has spent all of his working life on the trade routes between the planets of the solar system. He now longs for his home; Earth.
Sunday’s at 5 pm to 6 pm Paul Greaves presents YESTERDAYS TOMORROWS. A program which has featured radio plays since 2008.
ABOUT YESTERDAY’S TOMORROWS
Come for a journey into old time and some not so old radio plays, often with an emphasis on science fiction. Plays that captured imaginations and evoked a sense of wonder seldom experienced in today’s media.
You will be entertained and amused to see what authors and playwrights once imagined the future might hold for the human race.
There were American SF plays in the 1930s and 1940s but the first so called adult series: ‘2000 Plus’, ‘Dimension X’ and ‘X Minus One’ were in the 1950s. You can also hear some great British dramatizations such as James Follett’s EARTH SEARCH from the 1980s and the last radio show to have a bigger audience than TV, JOURNEY INTO SPACE. Also some interesting Australian radio plays such as COUNTDOWN staring Leonard Teale and Ruth Cracknell, a serialised story called THE BLACK CLOUD, Neville Shute’s ON THE BEACH and an Australian radio version of the classic SF movie FORBIDDEN PLANET.
And of course America’s 1938 Orson Welles presentation of H G Well’s THE WAR OF THE WORLDS that sounded like a real news broadcast and caused some Americans, who were already in fear of an eminent 2nd world war to panic.
There were several other attempts to frighten the American public using THE WAR OF THE WORLDS as a blue print. I have most of those too.
Other series heard on Ys-Ts are TWILIGHT ZONE, INNER SANCTUM, MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER, VANISHING POINT, ALIEN WORLDS, BEYOND TOMORROW, LUX RADIO THEATRE, EXPLORING TOMORROW, IMAGINATION THEATRE, SUSPENCE, AUTHOR’S PLAYHOUSE and some, one of, plays from stories written by authors like Ray Bradbury, Arthur C Clarke, John Wyndham, Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Robert Heinlein and others.
This is unique entertainment in today’s radio environment so sit back, turn down the lights, turn up your imagination and enjoy listening to YESTERDAYS TOMORROWS every Sunday at 5pm.
If you have a comment or question about any of the plays or music you hear on Yesterdays Tomorrows please feel free to send an email at Coast FM 963.