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Journey into Space

The novel of the first record-breaking radio serial by Charles Chilton


Published by BBC Audiobooks on 8th May 2008
ISBN: 9781405688680
RRP: £25.00; Duration 7 hours on 6 CDs
Download RRP: £14.40

ISBN: 9781405646628


Charles Chilton's hugely successful radio series comes to audio in a complete and unabridged novelisation read by William Hope.


Destination – the Moon! No other adventurers had ever faced greater hazards than the crew of the rocket ship Luna when she hurtled into space.


Jet Morgan, ace pilot, was her captain. With him were her Australian designer, Mitch; Lemmy, the cockney radio operator; and Doc, whose diary astonished everyone...


Charles Chilton's classic science fiction radio serial stormed the BBC airwaves between 1953 and 1958.


With its gripping storylines and tense cliffhangers, it kept a devoted audience of almost eight million people enthralled during its three series.

So popular were the radio series that Chilton was inspired to write a trilogy of bestselling novels featuring Captain Jet Morgan and his crew.


First published in 1954, this thrilling first story is read by Aliens star William Hope, and tells how the Luna's adventures began.


Note to Editors:
Journey Into Space: Frozen in Time a sequel to Journey into Space was broadcast in April 2008 by BBC Radio 4.


The play, written by Charles Chilton, was featured in a one-hour tribute edition to Chilton's iconic 1950s series and starred David Jacobs, the only surviving member of the original cast.


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Journey into Space will be available from all good bookshops, online at or by BBC Audiobooks direct mail on 0800 136 919.


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Emma Finlay



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Date : 17.04.2008
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