HG Wells A Dream Of Armageddon

(4.5 stars; 20 reviews)

The Seventh Dimension - A Dream of Armageddon From Sun 13th May 2007, 18:30 on BBC 7 Two Episodes By H.G. Wells Describes a disturbing vision of the future and carries a powerful anti-war message.   Episode One: Stranger A stranger on a train reveals his secret. When he dreams, he enters a future reality of an advanced civilization descending into senseless war. Read in two-parts by Robert Bathurst. Episode Two: Escape The anti-war story hero escapes with his wife to try and shield her from the horrors of battle Read in two-parts by Robert Bathurst Producer: Gemma Jenkins A Dream of Armageddon, a short story by H. G. Wells was first published in the British weekly magazine Black and White. Written in 1901, this is a disturbing vision of the future - as Wells comes uncannily close to predicting the horrors of the Second World War.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.


The Lucidity of Dreams

(5 stars)

Dream of Armageddon, this text lures you in with the question; "are dreams windows into other realities"?. I found the idea intriguing, as one wakes from a dream sometimes questioning their own reality. More so when we lose entire lives the moment we open our eyes.

A dream or the future?

(5 stars)

A short, dark and prescient tale from HG Wells at his best. Compelling tale performed superbly in this radio adaptation.