BBC Radio Scifi Series


The BBC Radio scifi series has kicked off, this is a big celebration of scifi through. Dramas new and old and productions of classic books, Highlights below – see the BBC website for more details.

  1. 1/4. Author Professor Dunning and Inspector Lionheart team up to unravel spooky mysteries.

    Repeated: 23 Feb 2009 at 00:00.

  2. Drama on 3
    The Time Machine
    Adaptation of HG Wells’ story, by Philip Osment.
  3. The Twilight Zone
    The Hitch-Hiker
    6/16 Unexpected science fiction and horror tales – new adaptations based on the classic TV series.
  4. The Sofa of Time
    1/6. New to Radio 7, a comedy series starring Nick Frost. It is said that those who sit on the Sofa of Time can be transported anywhere and to any time.
  5. Planet B
    When John’s girlfriend Lioba dies, he logs into her virtual world to grieve, but begins to suspect she’s still alive in there. Offered the choice of committing to live there and find her, or log out and lose her, he leaps in.

    Little does he care that the fantasy game sites, where the worst of humanity is played out, will become his reality. He will feel pain, and he might die there. In each episode he is plunged into a new world.

    Repeated: 3 Mar 2009 at 00:00

  6. Oneira
    1/5 Atmospheric sci-fi series, involving UFOs, alien abduction, alchemy, biblical prophecy, cutting-edge physics and a giant ravenous fridge!

    Repeated: 3 Mar 2009 at 00:30

  7. Alpha
    Drama about a computer so powerful, and so all-knowing that it may be said to have an independent life of its own – despite the fact that it is a man-made creation.

    Alpha, won a Sony Radio Academy Award in 2001 for Best Drama.

  8. Omega
    A sister play to Alpha, Omega takes us into a fascinating and disturbing vision of the near future, where the most human and endearing character we meet has, it transpires, no real existence at all.
  9. The Brightonomicon
    1/13. Fantastical comic serial about the mindbending netherworld of Brighton, as adapted from Robert Rankin’s best selling novels.

    Repeated: 10 Mar 2009 at 00:30.

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