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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:14 pm    Post subject: Journey Into Space Radio4Extra Reply with quote

The Red Planet is being broadcast each weekday at 6pm and midnight. Great to hear it again and especially hearing David Jacobs playing Frank Rogers plus almost all the other secondary characters back in 1954. Ah yes, I remember it well (I really do!) and it's STILL exciting. Midnight is more convenient so I'm keeping late hours until it finishes next week.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:41 am    Post subject: Journey Into Space (Radio 4 Extra) Reply with quote

Wasn't there a character called Lemmy in this?

I wondered if this was where Ian Kilmister as was got his moniker till I read it was because he was always asking 'Le' me a quid!'
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:41 am    Post subject: Journey Into Space (Radio 4 Extra) Reply with quote

Wasn't there a character called Lemmy in this?

I wondered if this was where Ian Kilmister as was got his moniker till I read it was because he was always asking 'Le' me a quid!'
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Lemmy was the Cockney Jewish member of the crew, first played by David Kossoff and then by Alfie Bass. He had a good long scene last night when he was hypnotised into thinking he was back in his east end home and was in severe danger of being forced to take off his space helmet by his parents but it was all a dastardly plot by some ex-crew members gone wrong and he was rescued by Jet and Doc just in time. Cor, exciting stuff and great late-night listening! Smile

Andrew Faulds played the captain Jet Morgan and later became a Labour MP.

I've never heard of Ian Kilmister, tho' I suppose I should have. Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:

I've never heard of Ian Kilmister, tho' I suppose I should have. Confused

He was / is in Motorhead, best known for 'Ace Of Spades' as that is just about the only track of their's heard on radio, when they decide to play one that is! He was in Hawkwind (most famous for 'Silver Machine) before that.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you My Lord, I've heard of Motorhead but nothing else in your post.

I've just played a bit of Ace of Spades on YouTube - no wonder it passed me by! Is it music? Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
He was in Hawkwind (most famous for 'Silver Machine) before that.


Another fab band that toured extensively in the 70s and were favourites about the long-haired, great-coated "weekend hippies" - otherwise known as school sixth-formers! Smile

Their live version of "Silver Machine" used to go on for hours. Or was it weeks?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gripped yet again by The Red Planet at midnight each weekday night Smile.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enthralled yet again by The World in Peril. It was scary last night. The fab four are on their way back to Mars to find out more about the threatened invasion of Earth. Jet and Lemmy have gone out from the ship to one of the unmanned freighters in order to connect the re-fuelling pipe. On entering the freighter they hear a faint unintelligible voice calling out from the upper deck. It sounds uncannily like David Jacobs Very Happy in one of his many roles as "conditioned" humans under the control of the Martians. He played other roles too!

I loved the original broadcasts as a young teenager and am still a fan (can you tell? Very Happy.)
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