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1953

Radio: Journey into Space. Author: Charles Chilton

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A thrilling series.

Probably 1953 - at home - 11 years old.

Run it again on Radio4 !

I guess around 1954/56. Age 6 to 8. In bed; terrified.

Top drawer

I heard it first time around, I'm 60 now so you can guess how long ago that was, and then a few years ago on tape from a library.

Orders will be obeyed

I was five or six. I listened to the series sitting in our living room. We had no electricity, so the room was dimly lit.

Innspirational science fiction

Earliest memories

I vaguely remember this...muddling it up later I think with Lost in Space. I can't have been more than 5 or 6

Drank it in

So long ago I can't remember, but I think it was in the late 40s and I was probably less than 12 years old when I first heard it.

good to remember

mid 50's so I would have been 10.

Mesmerising, gripping, fantastic!

Back in 1989 when I was in my first year at Secondary School about 12 years old. My Dad said Journey Into Space is on Friday. I had no idea what it was but I thought it was a cool title. I thought it must be a film on Channel 4 as they had a habit of repeating old sci fi films on a Friday night back then. It turned out to be a vintage radio program... a bit like Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy without the comedy.

One experienced never forgotten.

I was seven or 8, living in Malaya (1959?) and the programme was broadcast over the Forces Broadcasting Radio.

Still Fresh

I didn't come across Journey into Space until I was exploring the history of sci-fi in this country during the late 1990s (I was in my twenties). I listened to the sets released on cassette and found them fascinating and compelling.

earth shattering

first heard it on our old tempermental valve radio in 1953 when I was 9 years old.

pure escapism

I remember my father telling me about it and then one day I saw all 3 stories on cassette in my book club. i just had to order it even though I was about 35 at the time!

Tongue in Cheek

Came across it about 1996. I was 22.

Absolutely wonderful.

I listened to the program right from the start, and I was eight years old.

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