a Gap RADIO: Monday evening seems
quite different now that Charles Chilton's " Journey into Space " is finished. It will take us quite a while to get used to the blank space left by its departure.
It was a pity that the last instalment was the least well constructed of the whole 20 episodes. One had the impression that two, or even I hree. instalments were squeezed into this one.
Then. too. Charles Chilton has earned himself a very black mark by !caving Frank Rogers. the pilot of Number One, behind on Mars a captive. 1 he sot tow in this home and in niany others should he heard at Broadcastirig House.
Anthony Trollope seems a talus' from science fiction. but the hero of "Journey into Space" was played by Andrew Foulds, who also plays the principal character in the Sunday evening serial " Ferdinand Lopez." This is an adaptation by H. Oldfield Box of Trollope's novel "The Prime M mister ".
I have not read this book so I am still undecided whether Ferdinand Lopez is a scheming fortune-hunter or the really nice young man he appears to he.
As I have said before, Trollope's novels seem admirably suited for radio adaptation and these Sunday evening serials must whet many people's appetites for more.
have found that with many radio actors it is difficult reo tell one voice from another. Pleasant as Andrew Foulds' voice is. I would not recognise it without my Radio Times Jack Hulbert, on the other hand, has a very distinctive voice, and it is wonderful to hear him once more breezing his was through a series of adventures. On Wednesday (Home) he is an author in search of a plot and getting. in his usual pleasant way. mixed up with crooks and adventures instead.