Description: 1949 BBC live production - The story of a time traveler who projects himself into the year 802,870 A.D., and journeys onwards into the twilight of the world. A Victorian scientist invents a functioning time machine and uses it to travel forwards into the future. He arrives in the year 802, 701 A.D. where he discovers that the population of the Earth has been divided into two camps - the gentle, pacifist Eloi and the monstrous Morlocks, underground-dwelling tyrants. The first visual adaptation of the book was a live teleplay broadcast from Alexandra Palace on 25 January 1949 by the BBC, which starred Russell Napier as the Time Traveller and Mary Donn as Weena. No recording of this live broadcast was made; the only record of the production is the script and a few black and white still photographs. A reading of the script, however, suggests that this teleplay remained fairly faithful to the book.