B7 Media’s “Dan Dare Audio Adventures” get another outing on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Spaceship Away! The first series of Dan Dare Audio Adventures from B7 Media is currently being repeated this week on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Catch-up here on BBC Sounds.

Art by Brian Williamson

In Voyage to Venus, which stars Ed Stoppard as Dan Dare, dramatised by by Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle, arriving at Venus, will brilliant test pilot, Dan Dare, be able to hold his own against a cunning new enemy?

The adventures are based on the Eagle comic strip “Dan Dare” created by the Reverend Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson. Voyage to Venus is running on BBC Radio 4 Extra this week, with The Red Moon Mystery, written by Jim Swallow, coming up next.

Art by Brian Williamson

I was delighted to be involved in this project, utilising my revamp of the Dan Dare mythos originally created for an abandoned revival of the character for STRIP Magazine, which sadly didn’t happen, although a test strip written by me, drawn by Joe Pimentel, with much appreciated art assist and colour by John Ridgway, did feature in Spaceship Away Issue 41, as we reported here.

Catch up on The Voyage to Venus now on BBC Sounds – or, better still, buy the complete Season One box set from the official Dan Dare Audio Adventures web site – www.dandareaudio.com

downthetubes: A Martian Menace invades Spaceship Away – the official, Dan Dare-inspired comics magazine

Back issues of Spaceship Away are available here

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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