My own history with Journey Into Space

From a personal point of view, I can't really remember Journey Into Space not existing. I am a child of the 80s and was eight when the series was re-broadcast following the discovery of the tapes.

I was instantly hooked, and as it went out a little bit after my bedtime on a Friday evening, my dad would record it for me and I would listen to it over the weekend.

These tapes were played regularly in the car on long journeys so I'm sure I'm not the only member of my family who can recite it line-by-line!

After we moved house in 1993, I temporarily lost these recordings, but when I found them I I instantly fell back into the world of Jet, Doc, Mitch and Lemmy.

As I went through my teens, I didn't forget the show but a long time went by before I found the time to listen to it again, and like many people who find themselves on a lonely commute, it was in the early 2000s when there was little else to do on the bus.

The advent of mp3 players made this even more convenient (carrying around several C90 tapes was cumbersome and caused more than one confused conversation), and I was able to obtain a CD of all the episodes in the format.

I would revisit the series over the course of my 20s and 30s when faced with long journeys on my own. Indeed, this site was inspired by a period in 2015/16 when I would commute weekly from Devon to London.

I am now in my 40s and must confess I haven't listened to the series for some time. It is a very sad thing that everyone who was involved in the production of the show has now moved on to their own Lacus Solis, but I hope to inspire my own son with these stories of wonder and speculation in the same way I was inspired and captivated in my childhood.

- Adam