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Genome: [r4 Bd=19900419] Unknown: Nick McCarty.

Unknown: Mick Ford.

Unknown: Dan Dare

Unknown: Paul Downing

Unknown: Christopher Good

Unknown: John Moffatt

Unknown: Ben Onwukwe

Unknown: Dale Rapley

Unknown: Charles Simpson

Unknown: Simon Treves

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman

Dan Dare: Mick Ford

Sir Hubert: Terence Alexander

Digby: Donald Gee

Professor Peabody: Zelah Clarke

Hank: William Roberts

Pierre: Sean Barrett

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900426] Unknown: Nick McCarty.

Unknown: Mick Ford

Unknown: Terence Alexander.

Unknown: Vincent Brimble

Unknown: Paul Downing

Unknown: Stephen Garlick

Unknown: Dale Rapley

Unknown: Danny Schiller

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman.

Dan Dare: Mick Ford

Sir Hubert: Terence Alexander

Digby: Donald Gee

Professor Peabody: Zelah Clarke

Hank: William Roberts

The Mekon: Richard Pearce

Sondar: David Goudge

Aunt Anastasia: Margaret Courtenay

Mrs Digby: Shirley Dixon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900503]Pilot of the Future

Dramatised in four parts by Nick McCarty. With Mick Ford.

On Venus, Dan has fallen to his apparent death; the others of his crew are prisoners of the Treens.

3: The Mekon with Vincent Brimble , Christopher Good ,

Brian Miller , Dale Rapley , Danny Schiller , Charles Simpson and Simon Treves Music Wilfredo Acosta Director Glyn Dearman Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900503] Unknown: Nick McCarty.

Unknown: Mick Ford.

Unknown: Vincent Brimble

Unknown: Christopher Good

Unknown: Brian Miller

Unknown: Dale Rapley

Unknown: Danny Schiller

Unknown: Charles Simpson

Unknown: Simon Treves

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman

Dan Dare: Mick Ford

Sir Hubert: Terence Alexander

Digby: Donald Gee

Professor Peabody: Zelah Clarke

Hank: William Roberts

Pierre: Sean Barrett

Mekon: Richard Pearce

Sondar: David Goudge

Volstar: Ben Onwukwe

Kalon: John Moffatt

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900510]Pilot of the Future

The last of four parts dramatised by Nick McCarty. Battle Stations

The Treens are preparing to attack the gentle Therons. with Vincent Brimble ,

Tara Dominick , Andrew Downer ,

Elizabeth Mansfield , Dale Rapley and Danny Schiller Music Wilfredo Acosta

Director Glyn Dearman. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900510] Dramatised By: Nick McCarty.

Unknown: Vincent Brimble

Unknown: Tara Dominick

Unknown: Andrew Downer

Unknown: Elizabeth Mansfield

Unknown: Dale Rapley

Unknown: Danny Schiller

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman.

Dan Dare: Mick Ford

Sir Hubert: Terence Alexander

Digby: Donald Gee

Professor Peabody: Zelah Clarke

Hank: William Roberts

Pierre: Sean Barrett

Mekon: Richard Pearce

Sondar: David Goudge

Dapon: David King

Ur Tag: Brian Miller

Kalon: John Moffatt

Aunt Anastasia: Margaret Courtenay

Programme Catalogue - Details: Pilot Of The Future19900401- PILOT OF THE FUTURE

01 April 1990

Producer: DEARMAN, Glyn

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SBH:DAN DARE - Pilot of the Future: the adventures of the ""Eagle"" comic strip space hero, dramatised in 4 parts by Nick McCarty. With Mick Ford as Dan Dare, Donald Gee as Digby and Richard Pearce as The Mekon. Part 1: Disaster (T 91077); Part 2: Divided We Fall (T 91078); Part 3: The Mekon (T 91079); Part 4: Battle Stations (T 91080). Music by Wilfredo Acosta. Produced by Glyn Dearman.

PRE:Part 1 T 91077 SLN005/89DA5536 Tx.19.4.90 Rec.19.1.90 (28'34"") Part 2 T 91078 SLN005/89DA5537 26.4.90 30.1.90 (29'25"") Part 3 T 91079 SLN005/89DA5538 3.5.90 26.1.90 (29'27"") Part 4 T 91080 SLN006/89DA5539 10.5.90 2.2.90 (29'12"") TXN/TDT:R4 dd-Apr-1990 ANT:Op & Cl

Broadcast history

01 Apr 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Brian Miller (Actor)

Sean Barrett (Actor)

John Moffatt (Actor)

Richard Pearce (Actor)

Donald Gee (Actor)

David King (Actor)

Shirley Dixon (Actor)

Christopher Good (Actor)

Danny Schiller (Actor)

Elizabeth Mansfield (Actor)

Zelah Clarke (Actor)

Ben Onwukwe (Actor)

Simon Treves (Actor)

Stephen Garlick (Actor)

William Roberts (Actor)

Vincent Brimble (Actor)

Terence Alexander (Actor)

Paul Downing (Actor)

David Goudge (Actor)

Tara Dominick (Actor)

Mick Ford (Actor)

Charlie Simpson (Actor)

Dale Rapley (Actor)

Margaret Courtenay (Actor)

Andrew Downer (Actor)

Nick Mccarty (Author)

Wilfredo Acosta (Composer)

Glyn Dearman (Producer)

Notes: CAIRS 504064

BBC Programme Number: 50SX4064

Recorded on 1990-01-01

PRE:Part 1 T 91077 SLN005/89DA5536 Tx.19.4.90 Rec.19.1.90 (28'34"") Part 2 T 91078 SLN005/89DA5537 26.4.90 30.1.90 (29'25"") Part 3 T 91079 SLN005/89DA5538 3.5.90 26.1.90 (29'27"") Part 4 T 91080 SLN006/89DA5539 10.5.90 2.2.90 (29'12"") TXN/TDT:R4 dd-Apr-1990 ANT:Op and Cl

Programme Catalogue - Details: Pilot Of The Future19900419BBC Programme Number: 89DA5536

Recorded on 1990-01-29

Producer: G. DEARMAN

Next in series: PILOT OF THE FUTURE

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Dramatised in 4 parts by Nick MCCARTY. 1: Disaster. Forty years after he first appeared in the comic 'Eagle', Dan Dare hits the airwaves and embarks on a mission to Venus to save the world.

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drama programmes (genre)

science fiction (genre)

Broadcast history

19 Apr 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sean Barrett (Actor)

John Moffatt (Actor)

Donald Gee (Actor)

Christopher Good (Actor)

Ben Onwukwe (Actor)

Simon Treves (Actor)

William Roberts (Actor)

Terence Alexander (Actor)

Paul Downing (Actor)

Mick Ford (Actor)

Charles Simpson (Actor)

Dale Rapley (Actor)

Nick Mccarty (Author)

Glyn Dearman (Producer)

Programme Catalogue - Details: Pilot Of The Future19900426BBC Programme Number: 89DA5537

Recorded on 1990-01-31

Producer: G. DEARMAN

Next in series: PILOT OF THE FUTURE

Previous in series: PILOT OF THE FUTURE

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Dramatised in 4 parts by Nick MCCARTY. 2: Divided We Fall. The Venus exped- ition has started disastrously. Dan and Digby have been captured by the Treens.

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drama programmes (genre)

science fiction (genre)

Broadcast history

26 Apr 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Richard Pearce (Actor)

Donald Gee (Actor)

Shirley Dixon (Actor)

Danny Schiller (Actor)

Zelah Clarke (Actor)

Stephen Garlick (Actor)

William Roberts (Actor)

Vincent Brimble (Actor)

Terence Alexander (Actor)

Paul Downing (Actor)

David Goudge (Actor)

Mick Ford (Actor)

Dale Rapley (Actor)

Margaret Courtenay (Actor)

Nick Mccarty (Author)

Glyn Dearman (Producer).

Programme Catalogue - Details: Pilot Of The Future19900503BBC Programme Number: 89DA5538

Recorded on 1990-02-02

Producer: G. DEARMAN

Next in series: PILOT OF THE FUTURE

Previous in series: PILOT OF THE FUTURE

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Dramatised in 4 parts by Nick MCCARTY. 3: The Mekon. On Venus, Dan has fallen to his apparent death; the others of his crew are prisoners of the Treens.

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drama programmes (genre)

science fiction (genre)

Broadcast history

03 May 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Brian Miller (Actor)

Sean Barrett (Actor)

John Moffatt (Actor)

Richard Pearce (Actor)

Donald Gee (Actor)

Christopher Good (Actor)

Danny Schiller (Actor)

Zelah Clarke (Actor)

Ben Onwukwe (Actor)

Simon Treves (Actor)

William Roberts (Actor)

Vincent Brimble (Actor)

Terence Alexander (Actor)

David Goudge (Actor)

Mick Ford (Actor)

Charles Simpson (Actor)

Dale Rapley (Actor)

Nick Mccarty (Author)

Wilfredo Acosta (Composer)

Glyn Dearman (Producer)

Programme Catalogue - Details: Pilot Of The Future19900510BBC Programme Number: 89DA5539

Recorded on 1990-02-03

Producer: G. DEARMAN

Previous in series: PILOT OF THE FUTURE

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Dramatised in 4 parts by Nick MCCARTY. 4: Battle Stations. The Treens are preparing to attack the gentle Therons.

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drama programmes (genre)

science fiction (genre)

Broadcast history

10 May 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Brian Miller (Actor)

Sean Barrett (Actor)

John Moffatt (Actor)

Richard Pearce (Actor)

Donald Gee (Actor)

David King (Actor)

Danny Schiller (Actor)

Elizabeth Mansfield (Actor)

Zelah Clarke (Actor)

William Roberts (Actor)

Vincent Brimble (Actor)

Terence Alexander (Actor)

David Goudge (Actor)

Tara Dominick (Actor)

Mick Ford (Actor)

Dale Rapley (Actor)

Margaret Courtenay (Actor)

Andrew Downer (Actor)

Nick Mccarty (Author)

Wilfredo Acosta (Composer)

Glyn Dearman (Producer)

Programme Catalogue - StationRadio 4.
0121st Century Spaceman, Part 12019122120191222 (BBC7)An investigation into how the reality of space exploration is catching up with Dan Dare.

Tales of the dashing sci-fi hero from the classic Eagle comics of the 1950s-60s.

01 OF 4Disaster20040504 Duration=30 (BBC7)
20040505 BT=0000 Duration=30 (BBC7)
Dan Dare hits the airwaves and embarks on a mission to Venus to save the world.
0221st Century Spaceman, Part 22019122820191229 (BBC7)An investigation into how the reality of space exploration is catching up with Dan Dare.

Tales of the dashing sci-fi hero from the classic Eagle comics of the 1950s-60s.

02Divided We Fall20040505 Duration=30 (BBC7)
20040506 BT=0000 Duration=30 (BBC7)
The Venus expedition has started disastrously. Dan and Digby have been captured by the Treens.
03The Mekon20040506 Duration=30 (BBC7)
20040507 BT=0000 Duration=30 (BBC7)
On Venus, Dan has fallen to his apparent death; the others of his crew are prisoners of the Treens.
04 LASTBattle Stations20040507 Duration=30 (BBC7)
20040508 BT=0000 Duration=30 (BBC7)
Dan has come face-to-face with the blue Atlanteens. The Treens are preparing to attack the gentle Therons.
0101The Voyage Of Venus 1/22018080520210508 (BBC7)Dashing test pilot, Dan Dare, is selected to fly the Anastasia - a new experimental spacecraft using alien technology - on its maiden voyage to Venus. The mission is to make first contact with the mysterious civilisation that sent the technological secrets to Earth...

Adventures based on the Eagle comic strip 'Dan Dare' created in 1950 by the Reverend Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson.

Starring Ed Stoppard as Dan Dare, Geoff McGivern as Digby, Heida Reed as Professor Peabody, Raad Rawi as the Mekon, Bijan Daneshmand as Sondar, Amber Aga as Treen General, David O'Mahony as the Flight Engineer, Kelly Burke as Flight Control, and Dianne Weller as the On-board Computer.

Dramatised by Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle.
Director: Andrew Mark Sewell.
Made by B7 Media.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2018.

The dashing pilot is selected to take an alien-inspired spacecraft to Venus.

Tales of the dashing sci-fi hero from the classic Eagle comics of the 1950s-60s.

0102The Voyage To Venus 2/22018081220210515 (BBC7)Arriving at Venus. will brilliant test pilot, Dan Dare, be able to hold his own against a cunning new enemy?

Adventures based on the Eagle comic strip 'Dan Dare' created in 1950 by the Reverend Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson.

Concluding episode starring Ed Stoppard as Dan Dare, Geoff McGivern as Digby, Heida Reed as Professor Peabody, Raad Rawi as the Mekon, Bijan Daneshmand as Sondar, Amber Aga as Treen General, David O'Mahony as the Flight Engineer, Kelly Burke as Flight Control, and Dianne Weller as the On-board Computer.

Dramatised by Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle.

Director: Andrew Mark Sewell.

Made by B7 Media.

Arriving at Venus, will Dan Dare be able to hold his own against a cunning new enemy?

Tales of the dashing sci-fi hero from the classic Eagle comics of the 1950s-60s.

0201Reign Of The Robots 12019122120191222 (BBC7)Dashing test pilot, Dan Dare, Lieutenant Digby and the Eagle Corporation's Professor Jocelyn Peabody finally return to Earth after battling The Mekon on Venus. Landing in a seemingly deserted central London, they establish that, with the date being 24th June 2045, they have lost ten years.

With limited resources, Dare, Digby and Peabody set about liberating the Earth from an army of ruthless robots. The task becomes more desperate than ever when they discover the alien force behind the invasion.

More adventures based on the Eagle comic strip 'Dan Dare' created in 1950 by the Reverend Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson.

Dan Dare …. Ed Stoppard
Digby …. Geoff McGivern
Professor Peabody …. Heida Reed
The Mekon …. Raad Rawi
George Bryan …. Dean Harris
On-board Computer …. Dianne Weller

Original music: Imran Ahmad

Dramatised by Simon Guerrier from an original story by Frank Hampson.

Director: Andrew Mark Sewell.

Made by B7 Media

After a long journey home, Dan Dare and his crew find the Earth has been subjugated.

Tales of the dashing sci-fi hero from the classic Eagle comics of the 1950s-60s.

CAST:

Dan Dare …. Ed Stoppard
Digby …. Geoff McGivern
Professor Peabody …. Heida Reed
The Mekon …. Raad Rawi
George Bryan …. Dean Harris
On-board Computer …. Diane Webber

Produced and directed by Andrew Mark Sewell.

First released as an audiobook by B7 Productions in 2017.

0201Reign Of The Robots 1/22019122120191222 (BBC7)Dashing test pilot, Dan Dare, Lieutenant Digby and the Eagle Corporation's Professor Jocelyn Peabody finally return to Earth after battling The Mekon on Venus. Landing in a seemingly deserted central London, they establish that, with the date being 24th June 2045, they have lost ten years.

With limited resources, Dare, Digby and Peabody set about liberating the Earth from an army of ruthless robots. The task becomes more desperate than ever when they discover the alien force behind the invasion.

More adventures based on the Eagle comic strip 'Dan Dare' created in 1950 by the Reverend Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson.

Dan Dare …. Ed Stoppard
Digby …. Geoff McGivern
Professor Peabody …. Heida Reed
The Mekon …. Raad Rawi
George Bryan …. Dean Harris
On-board Computer …. Dianne Weller

Original music: Imran Ahmad

Dramatised by Simon Guerrier from an original story by Frank Hampson.

Director: Andrew Mark Sewell.

Made by B7 Media

After a long journey home, Dan Dare and his crew find the Earth has been subjugated.

Tales of the dashing sci-fi hero from the classic Eagle comics of the 1950s-60s.

0202Reign Of The Robots 22019122820191229 (BBC7)Dan Dare, Lieutenant Digby and the Eagle Corporation's Professor Jocelyn Peabody finally return to Earth after battling The Mekon on Venus. Landing in a seemingly deserted central London, they establish that, with the date being 24th June 2045, they have lost ten years.

With limited resources, Dare, Digby and Peabody set about liberating the Earth from an army of ruthless robots. The task becomes more desperate than ever when they discover the alien force behind the invasion.

More adventures based on the Eagle comic strip 'Dan Dare' created in 1950 by the Reverend Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson.

Dan Dare …. Ed Stoppard
Digby …. Geoff McGivern
Professor Peabody …. Heida Reed
The Mekon …. Raad Rawi
Sir Hubert …. Michael Cochrane
Eko …. Amy Humphreys
On-board Computer …. Dianne Weller

Original music: Imran Ahmad

Dramatised by Simon Guerrier from an original story by Frank Hampson.

Director: Andrew Mark Sewell.

Made by B7 Media

Dan Dare and his crew battle to liberate Earth. enslaved by The Mekon's ruthless robots.

Tales of the dashing sci-fi hero from the classic Eagle comics of the 1950s-60s.

CAST:

Dan Dare …. Ed Stoppard
Digby …. Geoff McGivern
Professor Peabody …. Heida Reed
The Mekon …. Raad Rawi
Sir Hubert …. Michael Cochrane
Eko …. Amy Humphreys
On-board Computer …. Diane Webber

Produced and directed by Andrew Mark Sewell.

First released as an audiobook by B7 Productions in 2017.

0202Reign Of The Robots 2/22019122820191229 (BBC7)Dan Dare, Lieutenant Digby and the Eagle Corporation's Professor Jocelyn Peabody finally return to Earth after battling The Mekon on Venus. Landing in a seemingly deserted central London, they establish that, with the date being 24th June 2045, they have lost ten years.

With limited resources, Dare, Digby and Peabody set about liberating the Earth from an army of ruthless robots. The task becomes more desperate than ever when they discover the alien force behind the invasion.

More adventures based on the Eagle comic strip 'Dan Dare' created in 1950 by the Reverend Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson.

Dan Dare …. Ed Stoppard
Digby …. Geoff McGivern
Professor Peabody …. Heida Reed
The Mekon …. Raad Rawi
Sir Hubert …. Michael Cochrane
Eko …. Amy Humphreys
On-board Computer …. Dianne Weller

Original music: Imran Ahmad

Dramatised by Simon Guerrier from an original story by Frank Hampson.

Director: Andrew Mark Sewell.

Made by B7 Media

Dan Dare and his crew battle to liberate Earth. enslaved by The Mekon's ruthless robots.

Tales of the dashing sci-fi hero from the classic Eagle comics of the 1950s-60s.

0203Operation Saturn 12020010420200105 (BBC7)It's a year since Dan Dare and his crew helped rid Earth of The Mekon's army of ruthless robots, although the evil alien is still at large.

After disappearing a decade ago, experimental ship the Nautilus suddenly reappears in orbit around the Moon, so Dan, Digby and Peabody are sent to investigate.

Clues point to Saturn being involved in some way, but the new threat to Earth comes from far closer to home...

More adventures based on the Eagle comic strip 'Dan Dare' created in 1950 by the Reverend Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson.

Dan Dare …. Ed Stoppard
Digby …. Geoff McGivern
Professor Peabody …. Heida Reed
Sondar …. Bijan Daneshmand
Sir Hubert …. Michael Cochrane
Blasco …. Jonathan Rhodes
The Vora …. Nicholas Briggs
Flight Control …. Diane Spencer
Maxwell.... Fiona McAlpine
On-Board Computer.... Dianne Weller

Original music: Imran Ahmad

Dramatised by Patrick Chapman from an original story by Frank Hampson.

Director: Andrew Mark Sewell.

Made by B7 Media.

When the missing ship Nautilus is discovered, Dare is sent to investigate.

Tales of the dashing sci-fi hero from the classic Eagle comics of the 1950s-60s.

0204Operation Saturn 22020011120200112 (BBC7)It's a year since Dan Dare, Lieutenant Digby and Professor Jocelyn Peabody helped rid the Earth of The Mekon's army of ruthless robots, although the evil alien is still at large.

When The Nautilus, an experimental ship that disappeared a decade previously, suddenly reappears in orbit around the Moon, they are sent to investigate. The clues point to Saturn being involved in some way, but the new threat to Earth comes from far closer to home.

Based on the Eagle comic strip 'Dan Dare' created in 1950 by the Reverend Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson.

Dan Dare …. Ed Stoppard
Digby …. Geoff McGivern
Professor Peabody …. Heida Reed
Sondar …. Bijan Daneshmand
Sir Hubert …. Michael Cochrane
Blasco …. Jonathan Rhodes
The Vora …. Nicholas Briggs
Flight Control …. Diane Spencer
Maxwell.... Fiona McAlpine
On-Board Computer.... Dianne Weller

Original music: Imran Ahmad

Dramatised by Patrick Chapman from an original story by Frank Hampson.

Produced and directed by Andrew Mark Sewell.

Made by B7 Media

Dan Dare realises that the new threat to Earth comes from an embittered Earthman.

Tales of the dashing sci-fi hero from the classic Eagle comics of the 1950s-60s.

0205Prisoners Of Space 12020011820200119 (BBC7)Dan Dare, Digby and Peabody have overcome The Mekon's ruthless robots and staved-off an attack by a rogue human scientist – Blasco - in cahoots with the fearsome Vora. Now, even though there has been no sign of the evil Mekon anywhere in the solar system for some time, Dare is wary.

All seems well until unexplained spaceship disappearances near Venus, an Astral Academy student accidently launching a prototype spacecraft and a purpose designed floating prison all indicate that The Mekon has embarked on his latest scheme to defeat his nemesis.

Continuing adventures based on the Eagle comic strip 'Dan Dare' created in 1950 by the Reverend Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson.

Dan Dare …. Ed Stoppard
Digby …. Geoff McGivern
Professor Peabody …. Heida Reed
Sir Hubert …. Michael Cochrane
The Mekon …. Raad Rawi
Old Timer …. Robert G. Slade
Cadet ‘Flamer' Spry …. Noof McEwan
Treen Captain …. Alistair Lock
On-board Computer …. Dianne Weller

Original music: Imran Ahmad

Dramatised by Colin Brake from an original story by Frank Hampson.

Produced and directed by Andrew Mark Sewell.

Made by B7 Media

Colonel Dare isn't fooled by the relative calm in space. Bizarre events prove him right.

Tales of the dashing sci-fi hero from the classic Eagle comics of the 1950s-60s.

In the previous two adventures, Dare, Digby and Peabody have overcome The Mekon's ruthless robots, that had enslaved the Earth, and then staved-off an attack by a rogue human scientist – Blasco - in cahoots with the fearsome Vora. Now, even though there has been no sign of the evil Mekon anywhere in the solar system for some time, Dare is wary.

Based on the Eagle comic strip 'Dan Dare' created in 1950 by the Reverend Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson.

0206Prisoners Of Space 22020012520200126 (BBC7)Dan Dare, Professor Peabody and Major Stranks arrive at the XQY03 space station to rescue Digby and Spry from The Mekon.

Based on the Eagle comic strip 'Dan Dare' created in 1950 by the Reverend Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson.

Dan Dare …. Ed Stoppard
Digby …. Geoff McGivern
Professor Peabody …. Heida Reed
Sir Hubert …. Michael Cochrane
The Mekon …. Raad Rawi
Old Timer …. Robert G. Slade
Cadet ‘Flamer' Spry …. Noof McEwan
Sondar …. Bijan Daneshmand
Treen Captain …. Alistair Lock
On-board Computer …. Dianne Weller

Original music: Imran Ahmad

Dramatised by Colin Brake from an original story by Frank Hampson.

Produced and directed by Andrew Mark Sewell.

Made by B7 Media

Dare, Peabody and Stranks arrive at XQY03 to rescue Digby and Spry from The Mekon.

Tales of the dashing sci-fi hero from the classic Eagle comics of the 1950s-60s.

Dare, Peabody and Major Stranks arrive at the XQY03 space station to rescue Digby and Spry from The Mekon.

In the previous two adventures, Dare, Digby and Peabody have overcome The Mekon's ruthless robots, that had enslaved the Earth, and then staved-off an attack by a rogue human scientist – Blasco - in cahoots with the fearsome Vora. Now, even though there has been no sign of the evil Mekon anywhere in the solar system for some time, Dare is wary.

All seems well until unexplained spaceship disappearances near Venus, an Astral Academy student accidently launching a prototype spacecraft and a purpose designed floating prison all indicate that The Mekon has embarked on his latest scheme to defeat his nemesis.

0207Prisoners Of Space 32020020120200202 (BBC7)Despite being imprisoned in his own impregnable cell, The Mekon throws down one last challenge to Dan Dare. Stars Ed Stoppard.

Dan Dare …. Ed Stoppard
Digby …. Geoff McGivern
Professor Peabody …. Heida Reed
Sir Hubert …. Michael Cochrane
The Mekon …. Raad Rawi
Major Stranks …. Robert G. Slade
Cadet ‘Flamer' Spry …. Noof McEwan
Sondar …. Bijan Daneshmand
Treen Captain …. Alistair Lock
On-board Computer …. Dianne Weller

Original music: Imran Ahmad

Dramatised by Colin Brake from an original story by Frank Hampson.

Produced and directed by Andrew Mark Sewell.

Made by B7 Media

Though imprisoned in his own impregnable cell, The Mekon throws down one last challenge.

Tales of the dashing sci-fi hero from the classic Eagle comics of the 1950s-60s.