The Sky at Night - A Night to Remember

July 1969 saw one of mankind's greatest technological achievements - the first landing on the Moon. In this special compilation of archive footage, originally broadcast as part of BBC4's Moon Night, Patrick Moore presents the story of man's first steps onto another world. As Patrick Moore notes at the beginning of this programme, much of the live commentary and discussion from the BBC's presentation of the Moon landings has been lost.

Producer Paul Vanezis pieced together this compilation using all of the surviving footage, including segments from the sound archives, bridged with suitable material from Nasa's own recordings. Patrick Moore was then able to cover any missing segments with his own narration, which was specially recorded for this broadcast.

↗ Originally broadcast 27 February 2006.

See more programmes and clips about the Apollo Moon landings.

Science and technology
collection
Genome
iPlayer archive