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1969-71 Decision

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The first manned mission to Mars awaits in this alternative history of the US space programme. Dirk Magg's adaptation stars Laurel Lefkow.

President JF Kennedy survived the 1963 Dallas shootings. Now, as Project Apollo reaches the moon, he issues a new challenge - a manned mission to Mars.

Stephen Baxter's 1996 novel presents an alternative history of the US space programme.

Dramatised in five-parts by Dirk Maggs

Starring Laurel Lefklow as Natalie York, William Dufris as Mike Conlig, Michael Roberts as Gregory Dana, Vincent Marzello as Joe Muldoon, Frank Lazarus as Chuck Jones, Russell Bentley as Jim Dana and William Roberts as Ben Priest.

Music by Wilfredo Acosta.

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 21 Mar 2017 00:00

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