2SER - War of the Worlds 75th Anniversary Podcast

enadmin, 31st October 2013

It wasn't quite the mass panic caused by the original War of the Worlds broadcast 75 years ago, but some Sydney-siders found themselves looking anxiously skywards tonight as 2SER recreated the historic War of the Worlds broadcast, with a modern twist.

2SER paid homage to the iconic Orson Welles broadcast, and the original novel by H G Wells in a modern adaption of the story, which saw Martians landing in Australia and 2SER reporters updating us about the struggle.

War of the Worlds 2013 was adapted by Roderick Chambers and Anthony Dockrill from the original novel and broadcast and produced by Anthony Dockrill for 2SER.

The 2SER - War of the Worlds 75th Anniversary Podcast is available here.

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