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Radio 1: The Shows

Star Wars

SUMMER HOLIDAY kiddie-bait, featuring most of the original cast reprising eyewidemaking lasercentric space opera but (and here’s the central flaw) on the radio, unsatisfyingly chopped up into five minute daily chunks, with an omnibus on Saturday afternoons. An American radio production, you can still get it in beautiful crisp stereo in WH Smiths, along with similar Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi efforts, which the BBC never bothered to purchase. Idea revived, with a touch of irony, in the mid nineties when the Batman films were doing the rounds.

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  1. Matty

    April 26, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Seem to recall that Radio 1 did a similar thing with Judge Dredd, around the same time as the Batman stuff, as part of a plug for the now-forgotten 1995 ‘Judge Dredd’ movie starring Sylvester Stallone with his bloody helmet off.

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