Journey to the Centre of the Earth

  • by Jules Verne
  • Narrated by Joel MacCormack, Stephen Critchlow, full cast
  • 1 hrs and 54 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

A thrilling new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Jules Verne's classic novel.
'Descend, bold traveller into the crater of the Jokul of Snæfell, which the shadow of Scartaris touches before the kalends of July and you will attain the centre of the earth. Which I have done.'
Renowned professor Otto Lidenbrock discovers a mysterious runic cryptogram in a rare manuscript. His nephew, Axel, accidentally cracks the code, which is by a Sixteenth Century alchemist who claims to have found a pathway to the centre of the Earth! Lidenbrock decides he must see for himself if such a journey is possible, and with the reluctant Axel and their guide, Hans, the three venture into the heart of a dormant Icelandic volcano.
Shock and peril await at every turn, from a raft voyage across a subterranean sea - where they witness a battle between two prehistoric monsters - to a terrifying lightning storm that threatens to capsize them, and an expedition into the magma chamber of an active volcano filled with boiling lava. Will they ever make it back to the surface?
Full of action, surprise and discovery, this suspenseful dramatisation of Verne's ultimate adventure story stars Joel MacCormack and Stephen Critchlow.

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Classic tale comes to life

I had never read Journey:TCE before. A wonderful tale full of adventure and 19th century flavor. The dramatization is of excellent quality, full of sound effects. It was easy to feel like a silent 4th member of the party, going down in​ to the bowels of the earth.
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- James Battle

They didn't screw up

the dramatization was executed perfectly. they surpassed the previous bbc dramatization of the same story. audio sfx, pacing, casting spot on
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- Eli

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2017
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd.