4 Extra Debut. Retired astronomer Douglas Schofield receives news of a message from a distant world. Is it safe to reply? Stars Derek Jacobi. From March 2009.
By Mike Maddox. Douglas Scofield has retired from the world of astronomy and, following the death of his wife, now runs a fish farm with his daughter, who is expecting her first child. All he wants is peace and quiet and a chance to write his book about fishing.
However, a visit from an old colleague brings news of a message from a distant world, the very sign of life Douglas spent his career searching for. Is it safe to reply? Indeed, should they reply at all - and to what purpose?
Douglas Scofield ...... Derek Jacobi
Dave ...... Jason Isaacs
Lucy ...... Catherine McCormack
Mole ...... Danny Webb
Moira ...... Sarah Douglas
Rob ...... Steven Cree
Directed by Neil Gardner.