The War of the Worlds (1938)

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

Orson Welles' classic radio version (unexpurgated) of HG Wells' novel, first broadcast in America on Hallowe'en, 1938. It caused widespread panic across an America anxious about Hitler's movements in Europe and the possibility of life in outer space.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Adaptation
  • Channel: BBC Radio 5
  • Duration: 57'03''
  • Broadcast date: 1938

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

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