In 2017 an icon of British science fiction, DAN DARE, dramatically returned to the airwaves over six all-new audio adventures featuring acclaimed performances from Ed Stoppard (Dan Dare), Geoff McGivern (Digby), Heida Reed (Professor Peabody), Michael Cochrane (Sir Hurbert) and Raad Rawi (The Mekon) along with many notable guest stars including Hugh Fraser, Noof McEwan, Bijan Daneshmand and Jonathan Rhodes.

Inspired by the original Eagle comic strip (1950-1967), B7 Media’s audio reboot of comic-book space hero DAN DARE was hailed by fans and critics alike – and the first season was also nominated for several radio awards. Most notably Vol 2 won the prestigious NYC International Radio Program Gold Award for ‘Best Digital Drama’ (2018).

To mark Dan Dare’s 70th anniversary in style B7 Media has teamed up with SCI-FI-LONDON for a very special ‘LIVE’ table read of Colonel Dare’s first-ever adventure, VOYAGE TO VENUS. Spaceship Away!!

4.00 PM, SAT 12 DEC 2020

[THIS IS A FREE EVENT, but if you are in a position to support our volunteer-run festival please donate below. Thank you! ]

For more information on DAN DARE and many other great audio titles, check out B7’s Media page


Written by Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle. Based on the Eagle Comic Strip

Brilliant test pilot, Dan Dare, is chosen to fly the Anastasia – a new experimental spacecraft – on its maiden voyage to Venus. This isn’t exploration – it is to make first contact with a mysterious civilisation that has sent technological secrets as a goodwill gesture. However, what Dan, Digby and Professor Peabody find on Venus isn’t goodwill, but a terrifyingly intelligent, cold-hearted ruler, the Mekon. A creature destined to become Dan Dare’s nemesis – and Earth’s greatest threat…

Dramatised by Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle

Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell

Stage Directions Tamaryn Payne


Dan DareChristopher Tester

Digby – Barnaby Eaton-Jones

Professor Peabody – Marta da Silva

Sir Hubert – Pavel Douglas

The MekonAndrew James Spooner

Sondar –  Kay Eluvian

Treen GeneralLisa Rose

Treen Surgeon – Justin K Hayward

Treen Guard #1 Ket Majmudar

Treen Protestors
   Baz Ring
   Dave Jones
   Natalie Beran
   Amber Jackson-Bond

Flight EngineerWill Harrison-Wallace

Flight Control – Natalie Beran

ISF Mission ControlStephanie Cannon

Onboard Computer – Helen Quigley

Other roles were played by members of the cast.

Based on the Eagle comic strip “Dan Dare” created by Rev. Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson


Original Music  – Imran Ahmad

ProducerHelen Quigley

DirectorAndrew Mark Sewell