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The Moon Landing

History Retweeted Episode 1 of 4

History Retweeted sends us back in time as we hear people from the past comment on a series of major world events, in 140 characters or fewer.

In this first episode, The Moon Landing: From Launch to Landing, we follow the crew of Apollo 11 as they cruise to the moon. We're given a snapshot of an internet-savvy 1960s - astronauts are trolled, Action Chaps are sold, and America wins gold in the space race.

A space-based David Bowie and a caterpillar's eating disorder are the trending topics of the day.

History Retweeted transports us to timelines gone by - feeding hashtags, trolls and trending topics into moments from history.

Featuring the voices of Tim Barnes and Simon Berry, Wayne Forester and Annabelle Llewellyn,
Peter Temple and Jelly Macintosh - with Lucy Beaumont as the voice of The Computer.

Written by Tim Barnes and Simon Berry

Produced by Sally Harrison
A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Sun 27 Nov 2016 23:00


Role Contributor
ActorTim Barnes
ActorSimon Berry
ActorWayne Forester
ActorAnnabelle Llewellyn
ActorPeter Temple
ActorJelly Macintosh
The ComputerLucy Beaumont
ProducerSally Harrison
WriterTim Barnes
WriterSimon Berry