CFR Old Time Radio Presents Journey in to Space – The Red Planet Ep. 1 and 2

CFR Old Time Radio presents the first two episodes of Jet Morgan Journey in to Space The Red Planet. The first installement of many show to come. Join Johnny Night as he takes you down Nostalgia lane with OTR shows, commercials and historical broadcasts.


Journey Into Space is a BBC Radio science fiction program written by BBC producer Charles Chilton. It was the last UK radio programme to attract a bigger evening audience than television.  Originally, four series were produced (the fourth was a remake of the first), which was translated into 17 languages (including Hindustani, Turkish and Dutch) and broadcast in countries worldwide (including the United States, New Zealand, Australia and the Netherlands).  Chilton later wrote three best-selling novels and several comic strip stories based upon the radio series.


The Red Planet Cast:


  • Andrew Faulds:  Captain Andrew  “Jet” Morgan
  • Guy Kingsley Poynter: Doctor  Daniel “Doc” Matthews
  • Bruce Beeby: Stephen “Mitch” Mitchell
  • David Kossoff: Lemuel “Lemmy” Barnet

The Red Planet

 Was the second series, The Red Planet, followed the adventures of the crew in their first attempt to reach and explore Mars. Several new characters were introduced, the most notable of which were Frank Rogers and James Edward Whitaker, the two original crewmen of freighter #2. Chilton took the name Whitaker from a copy of Whitaker’s Almanack which was sitting on his desk.

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