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01The Beginning1967073020200330 (BBC7)

On the eve of Britain’s first manned space shot, the death toll among those involved causes alarm.

‘Host Planet Earth’ is a sci-fi serial in six parts originally broadcast between July and September 1967. At that time, concerns were being raised about microbes being brought back to Earth by the American and Russian space programmes. Set in England, the British space programme is eager to compete and has gained an advantage with the invention of a propulsion system that enables exploration of distant regions of the universe within weeks instead of years

The danger of invading – or invasive - alien species is only being realised very slowly, following some bizarre and seemingly unconnected events. Has that realisation come too late?

CAST:

Harold Benson.… Ian Thompson
Claire Stuart.… Brenda Bruce
Professor Tate.… Rolf Lefebvre
Professor Ormskirk.… Clive Morton
David Holland.… Alexander John
Rathbone.… Timothy Bateson
Dr Edwards.… Heron Carvic
Sister.… Beth Boyd
Nat Blakey.… Nigel Anthony
Editor.… Antony Viccars
Policeman.… Preston Lockwood

Written by Colin Cooper and Anne Howell.

Music and FX by the Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Nesta Pain.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1967.

The death toll among those involved with Britain's first manned space shot causes alarm.

1960s sci-fi series on the dangers of microbes brought back to Earth by space programmes.

02The Empty Minds1967080620200331 (BBC7)

Britain’s first manned space mission under way. There is still confusion as to whether the team is in danger.

‘Host Planet Earth’ is a sci-fi serial in six parts originally broadcast between July and September 1967. At that time, concerns were being raised about microbes being brought back to Earth by the American and Russian space programmes. Set in England, the British space programme is eager to compete and has gained an advantage with the invention of a propulsion system that enables exploration of distant regions of the universe within weeks instead of years

The danger of invading – or invasive - alien species is only being realised very slowly, following some bizarre and seemingly unconnected events. Has that realisation come too late?

CAST:

David Holland …. Alexander John
Claire Stuart …. Brenda Bruce
Mrs. Tate …. Marjorie Westbury
Professor Ormskirk …. Clive Morton
Doctor Edwards …. Heron Carvic
Doctor Harries …. Carleton Hobbs
Doctor Kellaway …. Douglas Hankin
Guard …. Preston Lockwood
Receptionist …. Rosalind Shanks
Harold Benson …. Ian Thompson

Written by Colin Cooper and Anne Howell.

Music and FX by the Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Nesta Pain.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1967.

Britain's first manned space mission is under way and the team is in danger.

1960s sci-fi series on the dangers of microbes brought back to Earth by space programmes.

03The Pattern Emerges1967081320200401 (BBC7)

Deaths now occur among space project detractors. In Earth orbit, the Starfarer prepares for deep space.

‘Host Planet Earth’ is a sci-fi serial in six parts originally broadcast between July and September 1967. At that time, concerns were being raised about microbes being brought back to Earth by the American and Russian space programmes. Set in England, the British space programme is eager to compete and has gained an advantage with the invention of a propulsion system that enables exploration of distant regions of the universe within weeks instead of years

The danger of invading – or invasive - alien species is only being realised very slowly, following some bizarre and seemingly unconnected events. Has that realisation come too late?

CAST:

Nat Blakey …. Nigel Anthony
Bill Cape …. Ian Thompson
Professor Ormskirk …. Clive Morton
Rathbone …. Timothy Bateson
Claire Stuart …. Brenda Bruce
David Holland …. Alexander John
Joseph Banks …. Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Heming …. Betty Hardy
Rosemary Manning …. Barbara Mitchell
Technician …. Preston Lockwood
Schoolboys …. Spencer Shires
Schoolboys …. David Auker

Written by Colin Cooper and Anne Howell.

Music and FX by the Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Nesta Pain.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1967.

Deaths now occur among space project detractors. The Starfarer prepares for deep space.

1960s sci-fi series on the dangers of microbes brought back to Earth by space programmes.

04The Gemini Factor1967082020200402 (BBC7)

David Holland deduces that twins may be immune to the alien influence. The Starfarer returns to Earth orbit.

‘Host Planet Earth’ is a sci-fi serial in six parts originally broadcast between July and September 1967. At that time, concerns were being raised about microbes being brought back to Earth by the American and Russian space programmes. Set in England, the British space programme is eager to compete and has gained an advantage with the invention of a propulsion system that enables exploration of distant regions of the universe within weeks instead of years

The danger of invading – or invasive - alien species is only being realised very slowly, following some bizarre and seemingly unconnected events. Has that realisation come too late?

CAST:

Nat Blakey …. Nigel Anthony
Professor Ormskirk …. Clive Morton
Rathbone …. Timothy Bateson
Police Sergeant …. Antony Viccars
Claire Stuart …. Brenda Bruce
David Holland …. Alexander John
Police Superintendent …. Duncan Carse
Doctor Harries …. Carleton Hobbs
Chris Johnson …. Tommy Eytle
Peter Johnson …. Bari Jonson
Technician …. Preston Lockwood

Written by Colin Cooper and Anne Howell.

Music and FX by the Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Nesta Pain.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1967.

1960s sci-fi series on the dangers of microbes brought back to Earth by space programmes.

05The Arrival1967082720200403 (BBC7)

David Holland urges the Minister of Defence to destroy the Starfarer before it can return to Earth.

‘Host Planet Earth’ is a sci-fi serial in six parts originally broadcast between July and September 1967. At that time, concerns were being raised about microbes being brought back to Earth by the American and Russian space programmes. Set in England, the British space programme is eager to compete and has gained an advantage with the invention of a propulsion system that enables exploration of distant regions of the universe within weeks instead of years

The danger of invading – or invasive - alien species is only being realised very slowly, following some bizarre and seemingly unconnected events. Has that realisation come too late?

CAST:

Claire Stuart …. Brenda Bruce
Minister of Defence …. Rolf Lefebvre
Professor Ormskirk …. Clive Morton
David Holland …. Alexander John
Rathbone …. Timothy Bateson
First Woman …. Beth Boyd
Nat Blakey …. Nigel Anthony
Police Inspector …. Preston Lockwood
Commentator …. Audrey Russell
Doctor/Commissionaire …. Ronald Herdman
Second Woman …. Betty Hardy

Written by Colin Cooper and Anne Howell.

Music and FX by the Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Nesta Pain.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1967.

The Minister of Defence is urged to destroy the Starfarer before it can return to Earth.

1960s sci-fi series on the dangers of microbes brought back to Earth by space programmes.

06The Price Of Freedom1967090320200406 (BBC7)

The Starfarer has returned from space, but the men inside it are dead.

The creatures which have killed them and the obscene horror which threatens to overwhelm the earth have at last been made plain...

Conclusion of the sci-fi serial first broadcast in Summer 1967. At that time, concerns were being raised about microbes being brought back to Earth by the American and Russian space programmes. Set in England, the British space programme is eager to compete and has gained an advantage with the invention of a propulsion system that enables exploration of distant regions of the universe within weeks instead of years

The danger of invading – or invasive - alien species is only being realised very slowly, following some bizarre and seemingly unconnected events. Has that realisation come too late?

Chris Johnson …. Tommy Eytle
Claire Stuart …. Brenda Bruce
David Holland …. Alexander John
Ian …. Preston Lockwood
Don Wells: …. Nigel Anthony
Guard …. Humphrey Morton
Woman …. Beth Boyd
Professor Ormskirk …. Clive Morton
Announcer …. Rolf Lefebvre

Written by Colin Cooper and Anne Howell.

Music and FX by the Radiophonic Workshop.

Producer: Nesta Pain.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1967.

The Starfarer is back from space, but the men inside are dead. Are aliens set to takeover?

1960s sci-fi series on the dangers of microbes brought back to Earth by space programmes.