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The war of the worlds / [based on the novel by H.G. Wells].

Daneman, Paul. (Added Author). Jarvis, Martin. (Added Author). Sallis, Peter. (Added Author). Jackson, Anthony, 1944-2006 (Added Author). Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 War of the worlds. (Added Author). BBC Audiobooks Ltd. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781405679725 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1405679727 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: [Bath, England] : BBC Audiobooks, 2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 2:40:57.
Participant or Performer Note:
Starring Paul Daneman, Martin Jarvis, Peter Sallis and Anthony Jackson.
Summary, etc.:
When a Martian spacecraft lands on Woking Common, mankind is terrorised by aliens in tall, armoured capsules which stalk the countryside on three legs. The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson (Paul Daneman) tells how he was plunged into a paralysing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction. Martin Jarvis, Peter Sallis and Anthony Jackson also feature in this thrilling six-part dramatisation of HG Wells' book, first broadcast on Radio 4 in 1967.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 38572 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Imaginary wars and battles > Drama.
Human-alien encounters > Drama.
Genre: Science fiction radio programs.

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