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A Brief History of Apollo 8

Chris Hawkins and J Willgoose Esq. tell the story of man’s first epic journey around the dark side of the moon, illustrated with archive audio and an incredible soundtrack.

Chris Hawkins and Public Service Broadcasting's J Willgoose Esq. tell the story of the second manned spaceflight mission in the United States Apollo space programme, launched on December 21, 1968, at the height of the space race.

This special programme features archive audio from on board the Apollo 8 space craft, including a reading from The Book of Genesis, the astronaut's amazing Christmas eve message to planet earth and from the crew that were responsible for ‘Earthrise’ - a photograph that has been described as "the most influential environmental photograph ever taken”.

The story will also include a soundtrack which includes music by Radiohead, The Who, Clint Mansell, Pink Floyd and Brian Eno.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 21 Dec 2018 06:00

Music Played

  • Richard Strauss

    Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

  • Beastie Boys


    • Grand Royal.
  • Pink Floyd

    Is There Anybody Out There?

  • Inspiral Carpets

    Saturn 5

    • Cow Records.
  • David Bowie

    Space Oddity

    • EMI.
  • The Who

    I Can See For Miles

    • Polydor.
  • Radiohead

    Sail To The Moon

    • Hail to the Thief.
    • Parlophone.
    • 003.
  • Clint Mansell

    We're Going Home

    • Moon.
  • Brian Eno

    An Ending (Ascent)

  • The Primitives


    • LOVELY.
    • Chess Records.
  • Angelo De Augustine


    • Asthmatic Kitty Records.
  • Jim James

    Oh My Christmas Tree

  • The S.O.S. Band

    Just Be Good To Me

    • CBS.


  • Fri 21 Dec 2018 06:00

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