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The First Men in the Moon

Adaptation of HG Wells's science fiction classic. As the Apollo astronauts are set to land on the moon in 1969, an old man tells of how he and a professor were first there in 1909.

Mark Gatiss's adaptation of HG Wells's science fiction classic. July 1969, and as the world waits with bated breath for the Apollo astronauts to land on the moon, a young boy meets 90-year-old Julius Bedford. He's a man with an extraordinary story of how, way back in 1909, he got to the moon first, and, together with the eccentric Professor Cavor, discovered a terrifying secret deep beneath its seemingly barren surface.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 15 May 2018 22:00

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:50




Role Contributor
Bedford Rory Kinnear
Cavor Mark Gatiss
Jim Alex Riddell
Dad Peter Forbes
Mrs Fitt Julia Deakin
Chessocks Lee Ingleby
Mum Katherine Jakeways
Voice of Grand Lunar Philip Jackson
Voice of Phi-Oo Ian Hallard
Moon Reece Shearsmith
Sun Steve Pemberton
Director Damon Thomas
Writer Mark Gatiss
Producer Julie Clark
Author HG Wells