“All those years dreaming of first contact. Now we knew we weren’t alone. We almost wished we were…” Captain Wilder, Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles
Ray Bradbury’s haunting Martian Chronicles is one of my favourite books. A series of beautifully written, linked short stories describing the doomed attempts to colonise Mars, The Martian Chronicles were adapted for BBC Radio 4’s Dangerous Visions series last year. If you missed it first time around, you can listen to it for the next 30 days.
I helped Senior Producer Liz Jaynes with bespoke assets for syndication across social media platforms. I produced this Martian Chronicles promo that was published ahead of the original broadcast and uploaded clips and other content including Stuart Maconie’s Dystopian Playlist – a wonderfully dark and fitting musical accompaniment to the dramas.
Another Ray Bradbury classic, The Illustrated Man is also available. This compellingly scary tale stars Iain Glen as the restless Illustrated Man and is a warning for all those seeking to know their future…