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
The Cyprus Missing
By Mario Theodorou
London, 2014. Althea, a Greek Cypriot who has spent her adult life in London, has always believed that her father was killed in action during the Cypriot conflict of 1974. But a chance discovery causes her to question her family history, and go in search of answers within London's Cypriot community.
Althea ..... Agni Scott
Gizem ..... Fisun Burgess
Eleni ….. Anna Savva
Constantine ..... Chris Pavlo
Young Althea ..... Christina Kyriakos
Young Gizem ..... Jeyda Mustafa
Mags ..... Catherine Cusack
Missing Persons Rep .... Helen Clapp
Wine Seller ….. Shaun Mason
Soldier ….. Jonny Holden
Director, Sasha Yevtushenko
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