Episodes

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Earth20060511 BT=1800 (BBC7)
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The crew of starship Challenger finally locate Earth - but what will they find? Episode 9 of 10.

Earthvoice20060512 BT=1800 (BBC7)
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The crew of the Challenger have landed on their home planet, Earth, now a hot, arid desert with a small surviving community.

The crew of the Challenger have landed on their home planet, Earth, now a hot, arid desert with a small surviving community. Episode 10 of 10.

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Telson and Darv make contact with the Earth ship, but do not receive the welcome they were expecting. Written by James Follett.

Telson and Darv make contact with the Earth ship, but do not receive the welcome they were expecting. Written by James Follett. Episode 2 of 10.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19821113]

A ten-part adventure serial in time and space by JAMES FOLLETT withand

5:Sundeath

The crew of the Challenger have landed on an abandoned artificial sun called ' Solaria D '. controlled by a free-will computer who appears to be friendly. They have discovered the name of the star to which their Earth was travelling- Novita Six.

Directed by GLYN DEARMAN ' Book, Earthsearch II - Deathship, £1.50 from booksellers

Genome: [r4 Bd=19821113]

Unknown: James Follett

Directed By: Glyn Dearman

Commander Telson: Sean Arnold

Sharna: Amanda Murray

Darv: Haydn Wood

Astra: Kathryn Hurlbutt

Angel One: Sonia Fraser

Angel Two: Gordon Reid

Bran: Michael Maloney

Elka: Jill Lidstone

Tidy: David Gooderson

Solaria: Pauline Letts

Elkeran: Nicholas Courtney

Genome: [r4 Bd=19821120]

A ten-part adventure by JAMES FOLLETT

The Challenger is plunging Into a black hole. The severely weakened

' Guardian Angels ' do not appear to be able to change the starship's course and the crew. unable to find the main control room, are equally powerless.

6: Supermass

Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (Repeat'

Genome: [r4 Bd=19821120]

Unknown: James Follett

Directed By: Glyn Dearman

Commander Telson: Sean Arnold

Sharna: Amanda Murray

Darv: Haydn Wood

Astra: Kathryn Hurlbutt

Angel One: Sonia Fraser

Angel Two: Gordon Reid

Bran: Micieael Maloney

Elka: Jill Lidstone

Tidy: David Gooderson

George: Stephen Garlick

Theros: John Warner

SA7: Spencer Banks

Megalomania20060510 BT=1800 (BBC7)
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20071014 BT=1800 (BBC7)
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Android Surgeon General Kraken, designed by the Challenger's giant computers, suffers severe logic failure. Episode 8 of 10.

Return20060501 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20060502 BT=0000 (BBC7)

The crew of the Challenger is 'living in Paradise', but tragedy is just around the corner. Written by James Follett. Episode 1 of 10.

Solaria20060504 BT=1800 (BBC7)
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Our heroes are sent on a mission to protect the Challenger, and come across a message from Earth. Written by James Follett. Episode 4 of 10.

Supermass20060508 BT=1800 (BBC7)
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The Challenger is plunging into a black hole. The severely weakened Angels do not seem to be able to change its course. Episode 6 of 10.

01Earthsearch20080714 (BBC7)
20131007 (BBC7)
20131008 (BBC7)

The Challenger crew's settled life on planet 'Paradise' is soon to be shattered.

The Challenger crew's settled life on planet 'Paradise' is soon to be shattered. James Follett's space epic stars Sean Arnold.

01James Follett - Earthsearch20080714 (BBC7)
20160725 (BBC7)
20160726 (BBC7)

The Challenger crew's settled life on planet 'Paradise' is soon to be shattered.

Four million years ago, the crew of the starship Challenger abandoned their search for Earth and made their home on Paradise, the third planet of a solar system on the fringe of the galaxy. But now the crew's settled life is soon to be shattered.

James Follett's cult sci-fi drama is a gripping sequel to the original Earthsearch.

Starring Sean Arnold as Commander Telson, Amanda Murray as Sharna, Haydn Wood as Darv and Kathryn Hurlbutt as Astra.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1982.

01 OF 10Return

The crew have been settled on Para for nearly four years and think of it almost as home, but all is not what it seems and their idyll is soon shattered.

01 OF 10.Return20050418 BT=1800 (BBC7)
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The crew have been settled on Para for nearly four years, but all is not what it seems and their idyll is soon shattered. Episode 1 of 10.

02Earthsearch20070902 (BBC7)
20131008 (BBC7)
20131009 (BBC7)

Telson and Darv make contact with the Earth ship, but the response is unexpected.

Telson and Darv make contact with the Earth ship, but the response is unexpected. James Follett's space epic stars Sean Arnold.

02Flood20050419 BT=1800 (BBC7)
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Taking the shuttle up to locate the android that killed his and Astra's son, Darv and Telson discover that they are not alone. Episode 2 of 10.

02James Follett - Earthsearch20070902 (BBC7)
20160726 (BBC7)
20160727 (BBC7)

Telson and Darv make contact with the Earth ship, but the response is unexpected.

Telson and Darv make contact with the Earth ship, but the response is unexpected. James Follett's space epic stars Sean Arnold.

03Earthsearch20070909 (BBC7)
20131009 (BBC7)
20131010 (BBC7)

The crew members believe they've outwitted the Angels and can wait out the flood.

The crew members believe they've outwitted the Angels and can wait out the flood. James Follett's space epic stars Sean Arnold and Haydn Wood.

03James Follett - Earthsearch20070909 (BBC7)
20160727 (BBC7)
20160728 (BBC7)

The crew members believe they've outwitted the Angels and can wait out the flood.

The crew members believe they've outwitted the Angels and can wait out the flood. James Follett's space epic stars Sean Arnold and Haydn Wood.

0420050422 BT=0000 (BBC7)

Having awoken from suspended animation, the crew find their children grown up, and under the influence of their Guardian Angels. Episode 4 of 10.

04Earthsearch20070916 (BBC7)
20131010 (BBC7)
20131011 (BBC7)

Bran wants the crew to destroy an artefact floating in space. Will they cooperate? James Follett's space epic stars Michael Maloney.

Bran wants the crew to destroy an artefact floating in space. Will they cooperate?

04James Follett - Earthsearch20070916 (BBC7)
20160728 (BBC7)
20160729 (BBC7)

Bran wants the crew to destroy an artefact floating in space. Will they co-operate?

Bran wants the crew to destroy an artefact floating in space. Will they co-operate? James Follett's space epic stars Michael Maloney.

04Solaria20050421 BT=1800 (BBC7)

Having awoken from suspended animation, the crew find their children grown up, and under the influence of their Guardian Angels. Episode 4 of 10.

0520050422 BT=1800 (BBC7)

Sundeath: Landing on abandoned, artificial star Solaria D, the crew learn the name of the star the Earth was travelling to: Novita 6. Episode 5 of 10.

0520050423 BT=0000 (BBC7)

Sundeath: Landing on abandoned, artificial star Solaria D, the crew learn the name of the star the Earth was travelling to: Novita 6. Episode 5 of 10.

05Earthsearch20070923 (BBC7)
20131011 (BBC7)
20131012 (BBC7)

On an abandoned artificial sun, the Challenger crew probes the computer in charge.

On an abandoned artificial sun, the Challenger crew probes the computer in charge. James Follett's space epic stars Sean Arnold.

05James Follett - Earthsearch20070923 (BBC7)
20160729 (BBC7)
20160730 (BBC7)

On an abandoned artificial sun, the Challenger crew probes the computer in charge.

On an abandoned artificial sun, the Challenger crew probes the computer in charge. James Follett's space epic stars Sean Arnold.

06Earthsearch20070930 (BBC7)
20131014 (BBC7)
20131015 (BBC7)

With the Angel computers weakened, the starship is plunging into a black hole.

With the Angel computers weakened, the starship is plunging into a black hole. Stars Sean Arnold and Amanda Murray.

06James Follett - Earthsearch20070930 (BBC7)
20160801 (BBC7)
20160802 (BBC7)

With the Angel computers weakened, the starship is plunging into a black hole.

With the Angel computers weakened, the starship Challenger is plunging into a black hole.

James Follett's cult sci-fi drama is a gripping sequel to the original Earthsearch.

Starring Sean Arnold as Commander Telson, Amanda Murray as Sharna, Haydn Wood as Darv, Kathryn Hurlbutt as Astra, Sonia Fraser as Angel One and Gordon Reid as Angel Two.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1982.

06Supermass20050425 BT=1800 (BBC7)
20050426 BT=0000 (BBC7)

James Follett's sci-fi adventure continues. Episode 6 of 10.

07Earthsearch20071007 (BBC7)
20131015 (BBC7)
20131016 (BBC7)

Dragged into an artificial black hole, the Challenger crew face Spaceguard Six.

Dragged into an artificial black hole, the Challenger crew must face Spaceguard Six. Stars Sean Arnold and Haydn Wood.

07James Follett - Earthsearch20071007 (BBC7)
20160802 (BBC7)
20160803 (BBC7)

Dragged into an artificial black hole, the Challenger crew face Spaceguard Six.

Dragged into an artificial black hole, the Challenger crew must face Spaceguard Six. Stars Sean Arnold and Haydn Wood.

08Earthsearch20071014 (BBC7)
20131016 (BBC7)
20131017 (BBC7)

An android built by the computers on spaceship Challenger suffers severe logic failure.

An android built by the computers on spaceship Challenger suffers severe logic failure. Stars Sean Arnold and Amanda Murray.

08James Follett - Earthsearch20071014 (BBC7)
20160803 (BBC7)
20160804 (BBC7)

An android built by the computers on spaceship Challenger suffers severe logic failure.

An android built by the computers on spaceship Challenger suffers severe logic failure. Stars Sean Arnold and Amanda Murray.

08Megalomania20050427 BT=1800 (BBC7)
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Android Surgeon General Kraken, designed by the Challenger's giant computers, suffers severe logic failure. Episode 8 of 10.

09Earth20050428 BT=1800 (BBC7)
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The crew of starship Challenger are heading towards Novita Six, the solar system to which they think Earth has been transported. Episode 9 of 10.

09Earthsearch20071021 (BBC7)
20131017 (BBC7)
20131018 (BBC7)

The starship Challenger's crew finally locate their planet, but what will they find?

The starship Challenger's crew finally locate their planet, but what will they find? Stars Sean Arnold and Michael Maloney.

09James Follett - Earthsearch20071021 (BBC7)
20160804 (BBC7)
20160805 (BBC7)

The starship Challenger's crew finally locate their planet, but what will they find?

The starship Challenger's crew finally locate their planet, but what will they find? Stars Sean Arnold and Michael Maloney.

10James Follett - Earthsearch20071028 (BBC7)
20160805 (BBC7)
20160806 (BBC7)

The crew of spaceship Challenger's search is over, but Earth is not how they left it.

The crew of spaceship Challenger's search is over, but Earth is not how they left it. Stars Sean Arnold and Amanda Murray.

10 LASTEarthsearch20071028 (BBC7)
20131018 (BBC7)
20131019 (BBC7)

The crew of spaceship Challenger's search is over, but Earth is not how they left it. Stars Sean Arnold and Amanda Murray.

The crew of spaceship Challenger's search is over, but Earth is not how they left it.

10 LASTEarthvoice20050429 BT=1800 (BBC7)
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The crew of the Challenger have landed on their home planet, Earth. It is now hot, arid desert with a small surviving community. Episode 10 of 10.

2Sundeath20060505 BT=1800 (BBC7)
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There's more to the computer that runs Solaria D than meets the eye. With Michael Maloney. Written by James Follett. Episode 5 of 10.

There's more to the computer which runs 'Solaria D' than meets the eye. With Michael Maloney. Episode 5 of 10.

2The Return20070826 BT=1800 (BBC7)
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The crew of the Challenger is 'living in Paradise' but tragedy is just around the corner. Written by James Follett. Episode 1 of 10.

0207Deathship20060509 BT=1800 (BBC7)
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20071007 BT=1800 (BBC7)
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The crew of the Challenger have been dragged down into Spaceguard Six - an artificial black hole designed to protect Earth. Episode 7 of 10.