Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures


Total Duration: 7hrs 23mins 46s

Total Size: 626.905 MB

Release Date: 21/04/2022

Before Quatermass, before the Doctor, one icon of British science fiction shone out beyond the stars. Dan Dare.

But what becomes of the ‘Pilot of the Future’ when the future arrives?

In B7 Media’s much praised dramatic audio reboot, Dan Dare lives again. Adapted from the original Eagle comic strips – the first ‘Venus’ series onwards – and inspired by the 1951 Radio Luxembourg series, this is a new Dan Dare for our times, dramatising six complete stories.

Dan Dare defends the Earth against the Mekon, their battle beginning anew.

‘Voyage to Venus’
‘The Red Moon Mystery’
‘Marooned on Mercury’
‘Reign of the Robots’
‘Operation Saturn’
‘Prisoners of Space’

Includes ‘New Worlds’ by Imran Ahmad, featuring music from the Dan Dare series.

And behind-the-scenes documentary…

DAN DARE: 21st Century Spaceman: Science journalist Richard Hollingham explores whether the reality of space exploration is catching up with the Dan Dare universe. Featuring interviews with the cast, director and lead writer about re-inventing Dare for the 21st century, Richard meets a real rocket scientist who owes his career to the pilot of the future.

Dan Dare ( Ed Stoppard )

Professor Peabody ( Heida Reed )

Sir Hubert ( Michael Cochrane )

The Mekon ( Raad Rawi )

Ivor Dare ( Hugh Fraser )

Old Timer ( Robert G. Slade )

Flamer Spry ( Noof McEwan )

The Eagle comic strip 'Dan Dare' created in 1950 by the Reverend Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson
Original Music Imran Ahmad
Sound Design & Post Production Alistair Lock and Wilfredo Acosta
Development Executive Patrick Chapman
Series Script Editor Colin Brake
Casting Director Matt Western
Editorial Consultant John Freeman
Associate Producer Fiona McAlpine
Executive Producer Colin Frewin
Producer/Director Andrew Mark Sewell
Dan Dare: A Brief History Produced to celebrate the launch of the new audio adventures from B7 Media, this mini-documentary takes a detailed look at one of Britain’s most celebrated comic book creations, Dan Dare. From his first adventures in the Eagle, through reboots and reimagining, to adventures on television and radio, Dan Dare has adapted to his times, but always captivated audiences young and old. Narrated by Geoffrey McGivern Produced by Andrew Mark Sewell Directed by Daniel Fox for Chat Noir Productions Ltd. Widescreen Audio Audio movies. Are we living in a more audio world? Is audio the way ahead to pioneer new ways of storytelling? The cast and crew of the Dan Dare Audio Adventures discuss the benefits and challenges of creating audio dramas. Were You Aware of Dan Dare? The cast and crew of B7 Media’s Dan Dare audio dramas reflect on their personal connection with the UK’s most famous space hero. Is the Mekon Misunderstood Produced to celebrate the launch of the new audio adventures from B7 Media, “Is the Mekon Misunderstood?” takes a fun look at Dan Dare’s arch nemesis, The Mekon.

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