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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Mark Gatiss's adaptation of HG Wells's science fiction classic. July 1969, and as the world waits with bated breath for the Apollo astronauts to land on the moon, a young boy meets 90-year-old Julius Bedford. He's a man with an extraordinary story of how, way back in 1909, he got to the Moon first, and, together with the eccentric Professor Cavor, discovered a terrifying secret deep beneath its seemingly-barren surface.

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Sat 22 Dec 2012 20:25 BBC HD

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Rory Kinnear
Mark Gatiss
Mrs Fitt
Julia Deakin
Lee Ingleby
Katherine Jakeways
Voice of Grand Lunar
Philip Jackson
Voice of Phi-Oo
Ian Hallard
Reece Shearsmith
Steve Pemberton
Mark Gatiss


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