Adapted by Anita Sullivan
Part one of Apollo 11's five day journey to the moon. A verbatim drama, performed by actors, using the original NASA transcripts from the mission.
In this first episode - Launch - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins blast off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida and prepare to leave Earth's orbit.
It's fifty years since Apollo 11 put human beings on another world. Over the anniversary week, Radio 4 tells the story of the five day journey to the moon, using the astronauts’ own words, which are taken entirely from the transcripts of the mission. We travel with Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins on their epic journey, experiencing everything as they did.
A unique perspective on the most historic journey in the history of humanity.
Thanks to Professor Chris Welch, International Space University.
Neil Armstrong.... Nathan Nolan
Buzz Aldrin.... Ronan Summers
Michael Collins.... Edward Hogg
Narrator.... Maggie Aderin-Pocock
Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production
Nine Bob Notes
Nine Bob Notes by Philip Meeks. Daniel lives in a retirement home. He has lived his adult life as a gay man, but now finds that he has to suppress his sexual identity in order to fit in. But then an ex-policeman comes to the residence and he and Daniel realise they have met before many years ago. A gentle and poignant comedy drama about two elderly men who discover a passion for life in their twilight years. Starring Matthew Kelly. Director/Producer Gary Brown
Home Front: 24-28 September 1918
The first omnibus of Season 15, Onward, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1918, when the Allies launched their final, and decisive campaign on the Western Front. Adam, meanwhile, is on a mission to the harbour.
POD PLAY 5: BATHROOM | Drama of the Week Special
Let us transport you to a world where flies talk and party-goers escape down drain-pipes.
Sound Design…Catherine Robinson
POD PLAY 4: PARK | Drama of the Week Special
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is more MFI than MI5 in the hands of two incompetent and not-so-secret-agents. By Lee Mattinson.
AGENT D….. Krissi Bohn
AGENT J….. Toby Hadoke
Director Sharon Sephton
Sound Design …. Catherine Robinson