Recording a scene of "Space Command". Image: CBC

Radio Luxembourg’s “Dan Dare” – an unexpected Canadian Connection!

downthetubes continues to track down Dan Dare-related items of ephemera and interest. One unexpected discovery is that the theme tune for the Radio Luxembourg Dan Dare radio show was also used for the 1950’s SF show Space Command, whose regular cast included a young James Doohan, better known as Star Trek‘s Montgomery “Scotty” Scott. WrittenContinue reading Radio Luxembourg’s “Dan Dare” – an unexpected Canadian Connection!

A page from Philip Harbottle's comic strip adaptation of "The Adventures of Dan Dare - The Sirilium Stealers", drawn in 1956

Revealed – The Dan Dare Radio Luxembourg Comic Strips by Philip Harbottle

Regular readers of downthetubes will know we recently presented a rare “Lost Episode” from Radio Luxembourg‘s 1950s serial The Adventures of Dan Dare, with the permission of the Dan Dare Corporation. Its presentation, along with the previous discovery of other episodes, prompted writer and literary agent Philip Harbottle to kindly provide us with an episode guide for theContinue reading Revealed – The Dan Dare Radio Luxembourg Comic Strips by Philip Harbottle

A montage of Dan Dare (from an advert in 208 Magazine) and the villain Perranault, from the Horlicks Spaceman's Handbook

Exclusive: Missing episode from 1950s Dan Dare radio show uncovered!

Following up on the addition of a new “guide page” to The Adventures of Dan Dare radio show, which aired on Radio Luxembourg in the 1950s, downthetubes is pleased to present one of the much-sought after episodes, reproduced with kind permission of the Dan Dare Corporation Limited. Episodes of this series are very rare and we are veryContinue reading Exclusive: Missing episode from 1950s Dan Dare radio show uncovered!

The Dan Dare Horlicks Spaceman's Club Periscope

Dan Dare Radio Show – the 1950s radio show, the station, the cast and more

downthetubes has just added a new “guide page” to The Adventures of Dan Dare radio show, which aired on Radio Luxembourg in the 1950s, which includes cast details, information on surviving episodes, the music and more. Aired on Radio Luxembourg between July 1951 and May 1956, The Adventures of Dan Dare radio show, based on the first Dan DareContinue reading Dan Dare Radio Show – the 1950s radio show, the station, the cast and more

Vortex Issue 1994 - December 2016

Dan Dare heads into the Vortex as new Audio Adventures released

Dan Dare Audio Adventures stars Ed Stoppard, Geoff McGivern, Heida Reed and Raad Rawi are the cover stars of the new issue of Vortex (Issue 94) from distributors Big Finish. With Volume One of B7 Media‘s audio revival of the pilot of the future out now, producer and director Andrew Mark Sewell takes fans through the imposing process of bringing such a much-lovedContinue reading Dan Dare heads into the Vortex as new Audio Adventures released