Spaceship away! The award winning B7/Big Finish radio adaptation of Dan Dare is currently airing on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Sundays. The first episode, Voyage to Venus, is already up on iPlayer so it is possible to listen on the website or via the radio app.

Six episodes adapting the Fifties tales from Eagle are scheduled. Voyage to Venus will be followed by The Red Moon Mystery and then Marooned on Mercury. It’s the grand tour. Ed Stoppard plays the Pilot of the Future.

Dan Dare was serialised on Radio Luxembourg during the Fifties with Noel (Dick Barton) Johnso playing Dan. A BBC version in 1990 cast Mick Ford as the Spacefleet Colonel.