HG Wells on the Future | BBC broadcasts from the father of science fiction
In the 1930s and 40s, novelist HG Wells (1866-1946) made regular radio broadcasts from the BBC to the nation. Some have survived the passage of time and they reveal just a hint of the creative mind that gave us such science-fiction classics as 'The Time Machine', 'The War of the Worlds' and 'The First Men in the Moon'.
Hear Wells in his own words as he discusses topics as diverse as world politics, the history of the printing press, the possibilities of technology and the shape of things to come...
HG Wells on the failings of Stalin's economic 'Five Year Plan'.
Our economic and political lives are 'out of gear'.
HG Wells challenges the idea of 'Britain for the British'.
A talk on the worldwide community of English speakers.
How the printed word has reached the world's entire population.
HG Wells declares that it's time to 'face up to your inheritance'.
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