Radio 4 is currently airing a Mars season, the crown jewel of which is a three part documentary We Are The Martians. Online all we know about Mars gets distilled into an animation narrated by William Shatner.

They have also squeezed in a two part adaptation of HG Wells’ War of the Worlds.

They also have The Revenge of The First King of Mars ...

And Peter Capaldi channels Mortal for The Further Adventures of The First King of Mars.

There is a heady mix of science fiction and science fact ranging from Charles Chilton’s classic Journey Into Space to Brian Cox and Robin Ince in The Infinite Monkey Cage.There is also a profile of Elon Musk and several shows with Monica O’Grady focusing on the hunt of extraterrestrial life.