Questions tagged [radio-play]

For questions about a "Radio Play" or Radio Drama, a dramatized, purely acoustic performance, broadcast on radio or published on audio media, such as tape or CD. Use in conjunction with [story-identification] to specify the media or to disambiguate between various adaptations of a work, for example with [the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy].

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
6
votes
1answer
143 views

Science fiction radio drama: aliens find Earth deserted

Anyone know of a radio drama about an advanced alien civilization visiting Earth (we don't know it's Earth until the end). Everything is deserted. They send down teams to investigate and one team ...
6
votes
1answer
116 views

70s/80s Radio drama about a young man who can't remember his name, stranded on a planet run by robots

This radio drama was about a young man who can't remember his name and is stranded on a planet run by robots. I think it's a mining operation. Earlier, it is revealed he was injured when his ship ...
5
votes
1answer
84 views

“Shipshape Home” as a radio program?

I just noticed the question about the '50s story which ends with the discovery that "the whole block's a rocket ship!" The story is Richard Matheson's "Shipshape Home." I heard this story late at ...
23
votes
1answer
1k views

Radio Adaptation of Neuromancer

In 2003, I heard part of a radio adaptation of William Gibson's Neuromancer on XM Radio, shortly after I had finished reading the book for the first time. Unfortunately, I had a flight to catch and ...
12
votes
1answer
185 views

Radio show where only drunks can see goblins

Years ago I heard an old SF/Fantasy radio anthology program where an alcoholic is recruited by the FBI to fight goblins (or kobolds or some underground fantasy race). The goblins are invisible to ...
6
votes
2answers
180 views

identify “hard” science fiction short story astronaut hides in parade crowd, evades broadcast reporter, was radio drama

In Canada and the United States, FM and AM rebroadcasts of "old" science fiction and fantasy short stories can be heard. Please identify the following short story: The radio program ends with a live ...
4
votes
0answers
98 views

short-story audio. A Cook (narrator) (sounded exactly like Paul Giamatti) on a ship traveling at light-speed

A Cook (narrator) (sounded exactly like Paul Giamatti) on a ship traveling at light-speed. This is an experimental spaceship studying faster than light travel. He is the only one on board that he is ...
5
votes
0answers
52 views

radio play about crosstime-traveling bidet advertiser

Thirty-odd years ago I heard a radio play about someone finding himself in a parallel world, very similar to his own, except that no one has ever heard of his fabulously successful advertising ...
8
votes
1answer
76 views

Prague golem as a robot - play on BBC Radio 4

I would like to find a radio play I heard maybe 20 years ago - so late 1990s, I think. It was a deliberate retelling of the story of the Prague golem, but set in a futuristic science-fiction setting ...
15
votes
2answers
736 views

In the radio series, how did Zaphod get into the artificial universe?

In the book The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, it's very clearly explained how Zaphod gets into the simulated universe; he's in it from the moment he enters Zarniwop's office, and a big deal ...
7
votes
1answer
248 views

Conversation on spaceship approaching 3rd planet

Edit: OK, so the story is definitely (at least partially) about aliens coming into contact with the Pioneer space probe. I have a couple of short radio recordings of an acted Sci-Fi story (spoken in ...
14
votes
1answer
293 views

Help finding the name of a radio drama about a machine that grants wishes, but turns out to be a credit card

I heard a radio drama many years ago about a man that is down and out in (I think) a Times Square hotel. Possibly considering killing himself, when suddenly, a machine appears. It is shiny and from ...
31
votes
5answers
5k views

Sci fi short story or radio play of man who ends up on death row for a minor infraction…bureaucracy and obscure laws are real culprits

While traveling through Minnesota in the late-1990's I heard an old radio show rebroadcast of a sci-fi dramatization. It tells the story of bureaucracy gone horribly wrong, with the main proponent ...
3
votes
1answer
183 views

Story identification - A BBC Radio 4 parody of The Prisoner

I heard this on BBC Radio 4 back in the 1990's. It was a comedy parody of the show The Prisoner. The protagonist was Number 96 (As numbers were given based on importance, he was very unimportant) in ...
9
votes
3answers
3k views

What philosophy does the secret ruler of the universe represent?

I really am not sure what to make of this guy. In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio drama, Secondary Phase, CD disc 3 track 19, "Pussy Want His Fish?", our heroes finally meet The Man, the ...
4
votes
2answers
934 views

Short Radio Horror Story Featuring A Tower Staircase That Goes On Forever

I remember listening to a really creepy dramatised horror story on the BBC when I was a child (probably 1985 – 1995). It featured a couple driving through an eerie countryside who climb a tower (might ...
5
votes
1answer
922 views

In what short story was the character “Dril” used? OTR radio play?

"The Whispers" a new ABC scifi is using a storyline from an old Bradbury/Asimov short story about children and an "imaginary" friend called Dril. Can you tell me the name of the short story and who ...
4
votes
1answer
105 views

In Welcome to Night Vale, what name(s) were given to Khoshek's kittens?

In Welcome to Night Vale, Khoshekh, the cat hovering in the men's bathroom at the radio station, has a litter of kittens. They were all adopted (but continue hovering in the bathroom and are just ...
3
votes
1answer
112 views

British Radio serial with a tyrannical computer looking after a teen boy and girl on a spaceship

I remember listening to this serial in the late 80's. It was really well written. At one point they come to a pyramid and have to enter it by solving problems. I think this might have been a bbc ...
18
votes
1answer
3k views

Do Dirk Gently and The Hitchhiker's Guide exist in the same universe?

There are several common elements between the Dirk Gently and Hitchhiker's Guide universes which I noticed while re-listening to them in succession, but there are also differences: Thor and Asgard ...
18
votes
3answers
621 views

Giant computer sucks thoughts from population

I am trying to remember the name of a short story I heard on radio 4 about 15 years ago. A civilization builds a giant computer to answer their deepest questions. With great fanfare they turn the ...
9
votes
1answer
2k views

Short story (+radio play?) in which astronauts outside their ship slowly drift apart in space

Looking for a short story in which the crew of a spaceship for some reason find themselves outside the ship, drifting apart in outer space. They can communicate via their radios but are individually ...