Journey Into Space The Host (Classic Radio Sci-Fi)
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Date: May 2010
Duration: 1 hours 10 minutes
A further BBC Radio episode of the classic science fiction series created by Charles Chilton.
In this exciting adventure, Jet Morgan and his crew receive a distress call from an abandoned space freighter. But when they board the ship, Jet and Doc discover a digitised personality locked inside the ship's computer - one with a deadly intent. The crew must find a way to defeat the vastly superior Host: for if they fail, they will not only all perish, but mankind will become a dispensable stepping stone to a new chapter in evolution...
Between 1953 and 1958, Journey into Space attracted millions of listeners, gripped by the mystery and promise of space exploration in weekly cliffhanging instalments. Toby Stephens stars as Jet Morgan, with David Jacobs - who appeared in the original radio series - as the Host, Chris Pavlo as Mitch, Alan Marriott as Doc and Jot Davies as Lemmy.
Also included are 10 minutes of behind-the-scenes out-takes from the radio recording.
Written by Julian Simpson.
Original music and sound design by David Chilton.
A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.
Jet - Toby Stephens
Doc/Enceladus Control - Alan Marriott
Lemmy - Jot Davies
Mitch - Chris Pavlo
The Host - David Jacobs
Edie - Jana Carpenter
JJ Andreev - Basher Savage
First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 27 June 2009.