Next on YESTERDAYS TOMORROWS.
The original 1938 Orsen Welles production of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS has already been presented on YESTERDAYS TOMORROWS so on Sunday you can hear one of many other radio versions. This one is from the once very popular radio series (in America and Australia) Lux Radio Theatre – 1934 to 1955.
This version of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS was first broadcast in 1955.
Sunday’s at 5 pm to 6 pm Paul Greaves presents YESTERDAYS TOMORROWS. A program featuring radio plays.
ABOUT YESTERDAY’S TOMORROWS
I am your host every Sunday at 5 pm for a journey into old time and some not so old radio plays, with an emphasis on science fiction. Plays that captured imaginations and evoked a sense of wonder seldom experienced in today’s media.
Listeners will be entertained and amused to see what authors and playwrights 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. Australia Sound Screen also have some interesting archives such as an Australian play staring Leonard Teale and Ruth Cracknell called COUNT DOWN, a serialised story called THE BLACK CLOUD 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.
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 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 below.