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01Launch20190715

Adapted by Anita Sullivan

Part one of Apollo 11's five day journey to the moon. A verbatim drama, performed by actors, using the original NASA transcripts from the mission.

In this first episode - Launch - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins blast off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida and prepare to leave Earth's orbit.

It's fifty years since Apollo 11 put human beings on another world. Over the anniversary week, Radio 4 tells the story of the five day journey to the moon, using the astronauts’ own words, which are taken entirely from the transcripts of the mission. We travel with Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins on their epic journey, experiencing everything as they did.

A unique perspective on the most historic journey in the history of humanity.

Thanks to Professor Chris Welch, International Space University.

Neil Armstrong.... Nathan Nolan
Buzz Aldrin.... Ronan Summers
Michael Collins.... Edward Hogg
Narrator.... Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Adapted by Anita Sullivan. Part one in the story of Apollo 11's journey to the moon.

Apollo 11's five-day journey to the moon. A verbatim drama using original NASA transcripts

02Translunar Injection20190716

Adapted by Anita Sullivan

Part two of Apollo 11's five day journey to the moon. A verbatim drama, performed by actors, using the original NASA transcripts from the mission.

In this second episode - Translunar Injection - the crew initiate the burn that will power them out of Earth orbit, on a course with the moon.

It's fifty years since Apollo 11 put human beings on another world. Over the anniversary week, Radio 4 tells the story of the five day journey to the moon, using the astronauts’ own words, which are taken entirely from the transcripts. We travel with Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins on their epic journey, experiencing everything as they did.

A unique perspective on the most historic journey in the history of humanity.

Thanks to Professor Chris Welch, International Space University.

Neil Armstrong.... Nathan Nolan
Buzz Aldrin.... Ronan Summers
Michael Collins.... Edward Hogg
Narrator.... Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Adapted by Anita Sullivan. Part two of Apollo 11's five day journey to the moon.

Apollo 11's five-day journey to the moon. A verbatim drama using original NASA transcripts

Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Adapted by Anita Sullivan

Part two of Apollo 11's five day journey to the moon. A verbatim drama, performed by actors, using the original NASA transcripts from the mission.

In this second episode - Translunar Injection - the crew initiate the burn that will power them out of Earth orbit, on a course with the moon.

It's fifty years since Apollo 11 put human beings on another world. Over the anniversary week, Radio 4 tells the story of the five day journey to the moon, using the astronauts’ own words, which are taken entirely from the transcripts. We travel with Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins on their epic journey, experiencing everything as they did.

A unique perspective on the most historic journey in the history of humanity.

Thanks to Professor Chris Welch, International Space University.

Neil Armstrong.... Nathan Nolan
Buzz Aldrin.... Ronan Summers
Michael Collins.... Edward Hogg
Narrator.... Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production

03Cislunar Transit20190717

Adapted by Anita Sullivan

Part three in the story of Apollo 11's journey to the moon. A verbatim drama, performed by actors using the original NASA transcripts from the mission.

In this third episode - Cislunar Transit - Apollo 11 coasts across the void between the Earth and the Moon at nearly 4,000 miles per hour.

It's fifty years since Apollo 11 put human beings on another world. Over the anniversary week, Radio 4 tells the story of the five day journey to the moon, using the astronauts’ own words, which are taken entirely from the transcripts. We travel with Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins on their epic journey, experiencing everything as they did.

A unique perspective on the most historic journey in the history of humanity.

Thanks to Professor Chris Welch, International Space University.

Neil Armstrong.... Nathan Nolan
Buzz Aldrin.... Ronan Summers
Michael Collins.... Edward Hogg
Narrator.... Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Adapted by Anita Sullivan. Part three in the story of Apollo 11's journey to the moon.

Apollo 11's five-day journey to the moon. A verbatim drama using original NASA transcripts

Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Adapted by Anita Sullivan

Part three in the story of Apollo 11's journey to the moon. A verbatim drama, performed by actors using the original NASA transcripts from the mission.

In this third episode - Cislunar Transit - Apollo 11 coasts across the void between the Earth and the Moon at nearly 4,000 miles per hour.

It's fifty years since Apollo 11 put human beings on another world. Over the anniversary week, Radio 4 tells the story of the five day journey to the moon, using the astronauts’ own words, which are taken entirely from the transcripts. We travel with Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins on their epic journey, experiencing everything as they did.

A unique perspective on the most historic journey in the history of humanity.

Thanks to Professor Chris Welch, International Space University.

Neil Armstrong.... Nathan Nolan
Buzz Aldrin.... Ronan Summers
Michael Collins.... Edward Hogg
Narrator.... Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production

04Lunar Orbit20190718

Adapted by Anita Sullivan

Part four in the story of Apollo 11's journey to the moon. A verbatim drama, performed by actors using the original NASA transcripts from the mission.

In this fourth episode - Lunar Orbit - the astronauts wake to find themselves face-to-face with another world.

It's fifty years since Apollo 11 put human beings on another world. Over the anniversary week, Radio 4 tells the story of the five day journey to the moon, using the astronauts’ own words, which are taken entirely from the transcripts. We travel with Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins on their epic journey, experiencing everything as they did.

A unique perspective on the most historic journey in the history of humanity.

Thanks to Professor Chris Welch, International Space University.

Neil Armstrong.... Nathan Nolan
Buzz Aldrin.... Ronan Summers
Michael Collins.... Edward Hogg
Narrator.... Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Adapted by Anita Sullivan. Part four in the story of Apollo 11's journey to the moon.

Apollo 11's five-day journey to the moon. A verbatim drama using original NASA transcripts

Adapted by Anita Sullivan

Part four in the story of Apollo 11's journey to the moon. A verbatim drama, performed by actors using the original NASA transcripts from the mission.

In this fourth episode - Lunar Orbit - the astronauts wake to find themselves face-to-face with another world.

It's fifty years since Apollo 11 put human beings on another world. Over the anniversary week, Radio 4 tells the story of the five day journey to the moon, using the astronauts’ own words, which are taken entirely from the transcripts. We travel with Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins on their epic journey, experiencing everything as they did.

A unique perspective on the most historic journey in the history of humanity.

Thanks to Professor Chris Welch, International Space University.

Neil Armstrong.... Nathan Nolan
Buzz Aldrin.... Ronan Summers
Michael Collins.... Edward Hogg
Narrator.... Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production

05Landing20190719

Adapted by Anita Sullivan

Adapted by Anita Sullivan. Final episode of Apollo 11's epic journey to the moon. A verbatim drama, performed by actors using the original NASA transcripts from the mission.

In this fourth episode - Landing - Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin climb into the Lunar Module and begin their descent to the moon's surface.

It's fifty years since Apollo 11 put human beings on another world. Over the anniversary week, Radio 4 tells the story of the five day journey to the moon, using the astronauts’ own words, which are taken entirely from the transcripts. We travel with Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins on their epic journey, experiencing everything as they did.

A unique perspective on the most historic journey in the history of humanity.

Thanks to Professor Chris Welch, International Space University.

Neil Armstrong.... Nathan Nolan
Buzz Aldrin.... Ronan Summers
Michael Collins.... Edward Hogg
Narrator.... Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Apollo 11's five-day journey to the moon. A verbatim drama using original NASA transcripts

Adapted by Anita Sullivan

Adapted by Anita Sullivan. Final episode of Apollo 11's epic journey to the moon. A verbatim drama, performed by actors using the original NASA transcripts from the mission.

In this fourth episode - Landing - Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin climb into the Lunar Module and begin their descent to the moon's surface.

Neil Armstrong.... Nathan Nolan
Buzz Aldrin.... Ronan Summers
Michael Collins.... Edward Hogg
Narrator.... Maggie Aderin-Pocock