This incredibly rare War of the Worlds radio broadcast has sold for £70,000.

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Pictured: Orson Welles famously opens the play, "We know now that in the early years of the twentieth century this world was being watched closely...."<br />
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An incredibly rare script for legendary film director Orson Welles' controversial War of the Worlds radio broadcast has sold for £70,000. <br />
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Welles was just 23 when his radio adaption of H.G Wells' terrifying sci-fi novel sent listeners into mass panic, fearing aliens were invading the planet on Halloween, 1938. <br />
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Straight after the broadcast, which he also narrated, Welles came out of character to reassure listeners that 'there was no Martian'.