Tim Pigott-Smith reads from the 1901 novel by HG Wells.
Penniless businessman Mr Bedford meets the brilliant Cavor, an absent-minded scientist on the brink of developing a material that can negate the power of gravity. Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments and tells a stunned Bedford that the invention makes possible one of the oldest dreams of humanity: a journey to the moon.
Abridged by Neville Teller.
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.