Between 1953 and 1958, millions of people tuned in to the radio adventures of Jet Morgan and his crew as they left earth to investigate the universe. The success of the series, reached amazing heights, retaining the record of being the last radio programme to surpass its television rival in the ratings. The series was translated into 17 languages and broadcast worldwide. Chilton went on to write three best selling novels based on the ground breaking radio series.
Destination the Moon! No adventurers had ever faced greater hazards than the crew of rocket-ship Luna when she hurtled into space. Jet Morgan, ace-pilot, was her captain. With him were her Australian designer, Mitch; Lemmy, the Cockney radio-operator; and Doc, whose diary astonished everyone. Author-producer Charles Chilton here tells the radio story as a novel.
The Red Planet
Blast Off! to new heights of adventure and excitement with Jet Morgan and the crewmen of the spaceship Discovery, made famous in Charles Chilton’s thrill-packed BBC radio series.
In this book, Jet leads the first fleet of rocketships to reach across space from the Moon to the ‘Red Planet’. Mars, But right from the beginning the expedition was ill-omened. Uncanny happenings were to test their courage to breaking point, both on the long space flight and on the hostile planet itself.
The World in Peril
An alien civilisation prepares to conquer Earth – and only four men can save her… The great fleet was drawing near the Earth – the twenty-one leading spheres flying in crescent formation and, behind them, the others stretching back into Space for hundreds of miles…
Jet Morgan and the crew of the Discovery return to Mars on the most dangerous and vital mission ever undertaken by man – to obtain the Martian plan for the conquest of Earth. Too late, they find themselves part of the invasion fleet.
Collected together for the first time, this volume also contains extracts from Charles Chilton’s autobiography Auntie’s Charlie.