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Issue Details: First known date: 1950... 1950 SF 68
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A short-lived half-hour radio series broadcast in South Africa from 1 March to 18 October 1968, SF 68 was produced and directed by the dean of radio drama in that country, Michael McCabe. The series featured stories from established science fiction writers, including the likes of Ray Bradbury, Ellison, Murray Leinster and A. Bertram Chandler. Although made with high production values
SF 68
was dropped after 33 episodes in favor of another Mccabe series, the mystery/horror-inspired Beyond Midnight (ctd.


  • Springbok Radio was a South African radio station that operated from 1950 to 1985.


* Contents derived from the Johannesburg,
South Africa,
Southern Africa, Africa,
Springbok Radio , 1968 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Cage, A. Bertram Chandler , 1950-1957 single work short story science fiction

After landing safely on an unexplored planet the 53 surviving crew members of the Lode Star find themselves trapped when their space ship's atomic reactors explode. It is then that they are forced to confront not only their immediate survival but the long-term future of their new civilisation. Fundamental objectives like, food, clothing and shelter become scarce, while relationships between men and women are made on grounds other than love. Complicating matters is the fact that the men outnumber the women. And then they encounter the planet's original inhabitants... a species which wants to 'scientifically' examine these newcomers.

Note: Episode 21 (broadcast on 19 July 1968). Length: 26 mins 52 sec.

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First known date: 1950
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