Dan Dare - Pilot Of The Future

The popular Eagle comic book hero comes alive in Nick Mccarty's imaginative four part dramatisation based on the characters and an original story line created by Frank Hampson.

Spaceships have been vanishing in the dead zone near Venus, but why? Colonel Dan Dare has a theory and persuades the authorities to build an old-fashioned rocket ship so he can fly out to investigate.

Starring Mick Ford as Dan Dare and also featuring Donald Gee, Richard Pearce and Terence Alexander, it was first broadcast in April 1990 and stylishly directed by Glyn Dearman.

Episodes

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Battle Stations20060414 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20060415 BT=0000 (BBC7)
20070504 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20070505 BT=0000 (BBC7)
20071227 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20071228 BT=0000 (BBC7)
Dan has come face to face with the blue Atlanteens. The Treens are preparing to attack the gentle Therons. Episode 4 of 4.
Disaster20060411 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20060412 BT=0000 (BBC7)
20070501 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20070502 BT=0000 (BBC7)
20071224 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20071225 BT=0000 (BBC7)
Dan Dare embarks on a mission to Venus to save the world. Based on Frank Hampson's original creation. Part 1 of 4.

Dan Dare embarks on a mission to Venus to save the world. Based on Frank Hampson's original creation. Episode 1 of 4.

Divided We Fall20060412 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20060413 BT=0000 (BBC7)
20070502 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20070503 BT=0000 (BBC7)
20071225 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20071226 BT=0000 (BBC7)
The Venus expedition has started disastrously. Dan and Digby have been captured by the Treens. Episode 2 of 4.
The Mekon20060413 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20060414 BT=0000 (BBC7)
20070503 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20070504 BT=0000 (BBC7)
20071226 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20071227 BT=0000 (BBC7)
On Venus, Dan has fallen to his apparent death; the others of his crew are prisoners of the Treens. Episode 3 of 4.
01Disaster1990041920040504 BT=1800 Duration=30 (BBC7)
20040504 (BBC7)
20040505 BT=0000 Duration=30 (BBC7)
20040505 (BBC7)
20050801 (BBC7)
20050802 (BBC7)
20060411 (BBC7)
20060412 (BBC7)
20070501 (BBC7)
20070502 (BBC7)
20071224 (BBC7)
20071225 (BBC7)
Dan Dare embarks on a mission to Venus to save the world.

Based on Frank Hampson's original creation.

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.

Recorded on 1990-01-29.

Starring Mick Ford as Dan Dare and also featuring Donald Gee, Richard Pearce and Terence Alexander, it was first broadcast in April 1990 and stylishly directed by Glyn Dearman.Dan Dare hits the airwaves and embarks on a mission to Venus to save the world.

Dan Dare embarks on a mission to Venus to save the world. Based on Frank Hampson's original creation.

01 OF 4.Disaster20050801 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20050802 BT=0000 (BBC7)
Dan Dare hits the airwaves and embarks on a mission to Venus to save the world. Episode 1 of 4.
02Divided We Fall1990042620040505 BT=1800 Duration=30 (BBC7)
20040505 (BBC7)
20040506 BT=0000 Duration=30 (BBC7)
20040506 (BBC7)
20050802 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20050802 (BBC7)
20050803 BT=0000 (BBC7)
20050803 (BBC7)
20060412 (BBC7)
20060413 (BBC7)
20070502 (BBC7)
20070503 (BBC7)
20071225 (BBC7)
20071226 (BBC7)
The Venus expedition has started disastrously.

Dan and Digby have been captured by the Treens.

Recorded on 1990-01-31.

The Venus expedition has started disastrously. Dan and Digby have been captured by the Treens.

The Venus expedition has started disastrously. Dan and Digby have been captured by the Treens. Episode 2 of 4.

03The Mekon1990050320040506 BT=1800 Duration=30 (BBC7)
20040506 (BBC7)
20040507 BT=0000 Duration=30 (BBC7)
20040507 (BBC7)
20050803 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20050803 (BBC7)
20050804 BT=0000 (BBC7)
20050804 (BBC7)
20060413 (BBC7)
20060414 (BBC7)
20070503 (BBC7)
20070504 (BBC7)
20071226 (BBC7)
20071227 (BBC7)
On Venus, Dan has fallen to his apparent death; the others of his crew are prisoners of the Treens.

Recorded on 1990-02-02.

On Venus, Dan has fallen to his apparent death; the others of his crew are prisoners of the Treens. Episode 3 of 4.

04Battle Stations20050804 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20050805 BT=0000 (BBC7)
Dan has come face-to-face with the blue Atlanteens. The Treens are preparing to attack the gentle Therons. Episode 4 of 4.
04 LASTBattle Stations1990051020040507 BT=1800 Duration=30 (BBC7)
20040507 (BBC7)
20040508 BT=0000 Duration=30 (BBC7)
20040508 (BBC7)
20050804 (BBC7)
20050805 (BBC7)
20060414 (BBC7)
20060415 (BBC7)
20070504 (BBC7)
20070505 (BBC7)
20071227 (BBC7)
20071228 (BBC7)
Dan has come face to face with the blue Atlanteens.

The Treens are preparing to attack the gentle Therons.

Recorded on 1990-02-03.

Dan has come face-to-face with the blue Atlanteens. The Treens are preparing to attack the gentle Therons.