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1981-85 Approaches

Episode 4 of 5

After the latest disaster, Natalie York's hopes of a seat on the first manned mission to Mars look bleak. Stars Laurel Lefkow.

Following the Apollo-N disaster, Natalie York's prospects for a seat on the mission to Mars look bleak.

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, Mel Taylor as Ralph Gershon and Rolf Saxon as Phil Stone.

Music by Wilfredo Acosta.

Producer: Dirk Maggs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.

30 minutes