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Target Luna

Target Luna was a British television serial broadcast in 1960. It was written by Malcolm Hulke and Eric Paice, directed by Adrian Brown and produced by Sydney Newman who went on to co-create Doctor Who for the BBC. It featured Frank Finlay as Conway Henderson and Michael Craze as Geoffrey Wedgewood.

The show was successful and spawned three sequels: Pathfinders in Space, Pathfinders to Mars, and Pathfinders to Venus.

Professor Norman Wedgewood (David Markham) is the head of an experimental rocket group on remote Buchan island in Scotland. His children, Geoff (Michael Craze), Valerie (Sylvia Davies) and Jimmy (Michael Hammond) visit him to watch the launch of his latest rocket, along with journalist Conway Henderson (Frank Finlay). When the pilot is taken ill, Jimmy finds himself taking his place on a mission to the Moon along with his pet hamster, Hamlet. After several harrowing hours in space, Jimmy, Hamlet and the rocket are finally brought down to earth.

Unfortunately no known recordings exist of the show.

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