In the BBC radio drama Journey Into Space (written by Charles Chilton), the crew hears a song 'the rebel song' sung by 'conditioned' humans working for the martians. In which episode is it?

It really struck me when I heard it, but now I can't find it!

Found a few scenes in which it's heard in the background, but I remember it being sung for a good chunk...

  • Wikipedia indicates that it is played in The World in Peril, but I do not have the radio program with which to verify this.
    – Xantec
    May 1, 2014 at 1:08

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It's episode 11 of World in Peril.

At about 11:30 in, the crew are playing with the televiewer, and manage to tune it in to where the song is being sung. There's a minute or so of the song, though half of it has the cast talking over it, but there's a good thirty seconds where it's just the song.

  • Thanks! Found it youtube.com/watch?v=Ln8hCCN7Hyo May 2, 2014 at 9:00
  • Thank you for an excuse to listen to World in Peril again!
    – andrewsi
    May 2, 2014 at 12:51
  • The words are taken from Heinlein's "The Green Hills of Earth".
    – Mike Stone
    Dec 17, 2017 at 21:03
  • Its chorus is also sung at the end of the final episode.
    – Mike Stone
    Apr 10, 2021 at 22:20

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