A page from Philip Harbottle's comic strip adaptation of "The Adventures of Dan Dare - The Sirilium Stealers", drawn some time in late 1955 or early 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!

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Radio Luxembourg Dan Dare Music Find

Regular readers of downthetubes will recall we have featured news items on the The Adventures of Dan Dare radio show produced for Radio Luxembourg on numerous occasions, and that as far as we know, only two episodes of this much sought-after series have survived into the modern age. The British Library now holds copies of both theContinue reading Radio Luxembourg Dan Dare Music Find

Dan Dare’s Holy Grail: Radio Luxembourg’s Dan Dare Radio Show

First broadcast in the 1950s, Radio Luxembourg’s Dan Dare Radio Show has become something of a ‘Holy Grail’ for fans, some still believing copies of the series may yet be found. Aired on Radio Luxembourg between July 1951 and May 1956, the series, based on the first Dan Dare comic story from Eagle, was madeContinue reading Dan Dare’s Holy Grail: Radio Luxembourg’s Dan Dare Radio Show