The ZBS Radio Hour: Two New Serials!

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by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 4 September, 2010

Join us at 11am and 7pm SLT (19:00 and 0:300 UK time) for the first instalments of our two thrilling new ZBS serials: Dreams of Rio, which features wonderful live atomospheres captured in Brazil; and, at the half-hour, Ruby 3: The Invisible World, brought to you courtesy of our friends at

Hypnotic voodoo beats, lush jungle noises, tropical rains, an enigmatic European Professor, an alluring female anthropologist… a few of the ingredients in Dreams of Rio, an engaging romp through the forests and samba clubs of Brazil. The series chronicles the tropical adventures of hero Jack Flanders as he treks through the mysterious wilds of Brazilian rainforests and impossible situations in his search for the Lost City. The crisp, stereo recordings come vibrantly alive with luscious ambient sound recorded on location in Brazil.

Dreams follows Jack who escapes from the U.S., a country transformed into a giant shopping mall, and undertakes a journey to Rio to retrieve a statue for a friend. Once in his hands, the statue cracks open to reveal a crystal skull. This is just the beginning of an endless chain of chilling plot twists and turns. Along the way, Jack encounters vampire bats, voodoo musicians, a Carmen Miranda museum, and an alluring German anthropologist, Frieda, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. Together they journey to the Lost City.

In Ruby 3: The Invisible World, Ruby and Inanna join forces to find the source of the dark force in The Invisible World — home to the very strange Astral Bar and Grill, where the décor adapts to the personality of each new arrival. This adventure is dark, mystical and sometimes a little scary. Some of it goes pretty deep and calls on ancient Sumerian mythology. This time, Ruby isn’t kidding around!

You can tune in at home, or join us in the Clarendon Conservatory in New Babbage ( You can listen to the programme at; outside the US, tune to in-world, or simply click here if your browser is configured to launch a player automatically.

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