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Book at Bedtime: The First Men in the Moon
Tim Pigott-Smith reads from the 1901 novel by HG Wells.
Penniless businessman Mr Bedford meets the brilliant Cavor, an absent-minded scientist on the brink of developing a material that can negate the power of gravity. Cavor soon succeeds in his experiments and tells a stunned Bedford that the invention makes possible one of the oldest dreams of humanity: a journey to the moon.
Cavor and Bedford travel to the moon in a sphere covered with a new material that blocks the effect of gravity, and they encounter a strange new world and new life forms.
The intrepid explorers encounter advanced, intelligent beings on the moon, but it is a meeting of worlds that proves far from harmonious.
Bedford and Cavor are now fugitives from the moon's inhabitants, the Selenites. They discover a new, terrifying aspect to life there as they feverishly search for their spaceship in order to escape.
The first moon mission comes to a surprising and unexpected conclusion.
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