Dan Dare - Pilot of the Future by Frank Hampson and Nick McCarty.
The popular British 'Eagle' comic book hero of the 1950's comes alive in Nick McCarty’s imaginative 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 directed by Glyn Dearman. The music is by Wilfredo Acosta.
First broadcast in April 1990.
My recordings from BBC7. Four half-hour episodes. 160kbps joint-stereo CBR MP3
1 - Disaster
Dan Dare embarks on a mission to Venus to save the world.
2 - Divided We Fall
The Venus expedition has started disastrously. Dan and Digby have been captured by the Treens.
3 - The Mekon
On Venus, has Dan fallen to his death? The others of his crew are prisoners of the Treens.
4 - Battle Stations
The Treens prepare to attack the gentle Therons.