Sean Pertwee. Image: Design by Stuart Manning

Coming Soon to Radio 4: The Jon Pertwee File

Designer Stuart Manning, perhaps best known for his stunning Doctor Who posters and promotional work has co-produced a new radio documentary with Sean Pertwee celebrating the centenary of the Third Doctor and his childhood hero, the brilliant Jon PertweeContinue reading Coming Soon to Radio 4: The Jon Pertwee File

Dangerous Visions: Kafka’s Metamorphosis

“Dangerous Visions” returns to BBC Radio 4 with Kafka, Fahrenheit 451 and more

BBC Radio 4 has more Dangerous Visions for its listeners, starting next week, offering a fifth season of dramas and readings presenting uneasy reflections of the future, mixing sci-fi classics with brand new writing and a strong line-up of acting talent. The season starts on Saturday 24th June and runs until Saturday 1st July, exploringContinue reading “Dangerous Visions” returns to BBC Radio 4 with Kafka, Fahrenheit 451 and more

Radio 4 re-broadcasts “Eagle” documentary 

Available now on BBC iPlayer for about a month is the Radio 4 documentary Eagle: The Space Age Weekly, hosted by Sir Tim Rice and includes author Philip Pullman amongst the guests, as well as the voices of Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson. The documentary was first broadcast in 2010 and explores the lasting appealContinue reading Radio 4 re-broadcasts “Eagle” documentary 

BBC4 Goes Pop Graphic by John Riordan

BBC4 celebrates Pop Art in August

This August, BBC Four leads a week-long celebration of Pop Art, with programmes across BBC Four, Radio and Online – and award-winning London-based comics artist and illustrator John Riordan has provided the promotional comic strip to mark the event. John, who likes “cats, mustard and Mayans” won an Association of Illustrators award for his project Capital City inContinue reading BBC4 celebrates Pop Art in August

Historian and author Dominic Sandbrook head to the very frontiers of space and science to offer audiences the definitive television history of science fiction. Image: BBC

BBC heads to the frontiers of space and time with new Science Fiction programming

  The BBC has announced a number of science fiction-related programmes, including a new four-part series on BBC Two in which Dominic Sandbrook explores how science fiction has offered a revealing window into our dreams and our nightmares that will feature input from the likes of comics writer and author Neil Gaiman, Time Traveller’s Wife andContinue reading BBC heads to the frontiers of space and time with new Science Fiction programming