Front Row | War Of The Worlds re-imagined

Based on The War of the Worlds  by H.G. Wells

HG Wells' classic novel The War of the Worlds has been adapted many times including the infamous occasion on which Orson Welles' radio version convinced some American citizens that Martians really were invading the Earth. Now a new BBC TV version is coming, with a female narrator and subtexts about empire and climate change. Writer Peter Harness talks to Front Row about the choices he's made for this version.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Analysis
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 9'16''
  • Broadcast date: 2019

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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