Superman on Trial

1st Broadcast 1988 BBC Radio 4

 

Writer

Dirk Maggs

 

Producer

Neil Cargill

 

Created By

Jerry Siegel

Joe Shuster

 

Produced for

BBC Radio Light Entertainment BBC Radio 4

 

Synopsis

Accused of crimes against humanity, the last son of Krypton stands powerless before a court dominated by Lex Luthor - criminal genius turned prosecutor.

Has Superman really corrupted our children? Can he justify his continued interference in world affairs?

 

Do we know the truth about his powers?

 

Only Lois Lane can defend Fifty years of the Man of Steel

 

Cast

Actor
Character
William Hootkins
Lex Luthor
Shelley Thompson
Lois Lane
Vincent Marzello
Jimmy Olsen
Bob Sessions
Batman
Lorelei King
Lana Lang
David Graham
Jonathan Kent
Garrick Hagon
Jor-El
Leon Herbert
Judge
Adam West
Adam West
Jenette Kahn
Jenette Kahn
Dave Gibbons
Dave Gibbons
Stuart Milligan
Superman

 

Production Crew

Not known at this time

 

Recorded at

Paris Studio London England

 

Music composed & Arranged

Richard Harvey

 

Comment by Dirk Maggs

Bill Hootkins’ delivery of 'Faster Than A Speeding Bullet...' was matchless, done in one take for the docudrama celebrating Superman's 50th Birthday.

We later tried to re-record him doing ‘Faster Than A Speeding Bullet’ for ‘Superman Doomsday & Beyond’ but he couldn’t quite get that edge again.

So we always used that first take!


The opening string figure was a happy accident arrived at by playing with one of the BBC’s first sampling keyboards, stored at our audience studio, The Paris.

The main theme was a KPM music library track by Richard Harvey that just fitted perfectly.

 

Running Time

Not Known at this time

 

Cast Pictures

 

Radio Times Page

 

Other Links

Superman On Trial

The Adventures of Superman Series 1

The Adventures of Superman Series 2

Superman - Doomsday & Beyond

Dirk Maggs Radio Productions On CD

 

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