Earthsearch 2

Episode 1 Return


1st Broadcast 5th January 1982 BBC Radio 4
July 2003 BBC7

Writer

James Follett

Directed by

Glyn Dearman


Synopsis


The crew of Starship Challenger have abandoned their search for their home planet, Earth, and settled on the fringe of the galaxy.


Cast

Earthsearch actors

Haydn Wood, Kathryn Hurlbutt, Sean Arnold and Amanda Murray the main Actors

Telson Sean Arnold
Sharna Amanda Murray
Astra Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv Haydn Wood
Angel One Sonia Fraser
Angel Two Gordon Reid

James Follett Comments

None so far.

Running Time

30 Minutes



Episode 2 Flood


1st Broadcast 12th January 1982 BBC Radio 4
July 2003 BBC7

Writer

James Follett

Directed by

Glyn Dearman


Synopsis


Telson and Darv have taken the shuttle into orbit in an attempt to find signs of a mysterious android that killed Darv's son.

cast

Telson Sean Arnold
Sharna Amanda Murray
Astra Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv Haydn Wood
Angel One Sonia Fraser
Angel Two Gordon Reid

James Follett Comments

None so far.

Running Time

30 Minutes

Episode 3 Surrender


1st Broadcast 19th January 1982 BBC Radio 4
July 2003 BBC7

Writer

James Follett

Directed by

Glyn Dearman


Synopsis


Telson, Sharna, Darv and Astra have turned the shuttle into a ship and are confident they have beaten the Angels.


cast

Telson Sean Arnold
Sharna Amanda Murray
Astra Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv Haydn Wood
Angel One Sonia Fraser
Angel Two Gordon Reid

James Follett Comments

None so far.

Running Time

30 Minutes

Episode 4 Solaria


1st Broadcast 26th January 1982 BBC Radio 4
July 2003 BBC7

Writer

James Follett


Directed by

Glyn Dearman


Synopsis


After 15 years of suspended animation, the crew awake to discover that their children, Bran and Elka, have aged naturally.


cast

Telson Sean Arnold
Sharna Amanda Murray
Astra Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv Haydn Wood
Angel One Sonia Fraser
Angel Two Gordon Reid

James Follett Comments

None so far.

Running Time

30 Minutes


Episode 5 Sundeath


1st Broadcast 2nd February 1982 BBc Radio 4
July 2003 BBC7

Writer

James Follett


Directed by

Glyn Dearman


Synopsis


The Challenger crew have landed on an artificial sun called "Solaria D", controlled by a computer who appears to be friendly.


cast

Telson Sean Arnold
Sharna Amanda Murray
Astra Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv Haydn Wood
Angel One Sonia Fraser
Angel Two Gordon Reid

James Follett Comments

None so far.

Running Time

30 Minutes

Episode 6 Supermass


1st Broadcast 9th February 1982 BBC Radio 4
July 2003 BBC7

Writer

James Follett


Directed by

Glyn Dearman


Synopsis


The Challenger is plunging into a black hole. The 'Guardian Angels' cannot change its course and the crew are also powerless.


cast

Telson Sean Arnold
Sharna Amanda Murray
Astra Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv Haydn Wood
Angel One Sonia Fraser
Angel Two Gordon Reid

James Follett Comments

None so far.

Running Time

30 Minutes


Episode 7 Deathship


1st Broadcast 16th February 1982 BBC Radio 4
July 2003 BBC7

Writer

James Follett


Directed by

Glyn Dearman


Synopsis


The crew of the Challenger have been dragged down into Spaceguard Six, an artificial black hole designed to protect Earth.


cast

Telson Sean Arnold
Sharna Amanda Murray
Astra Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv Haydn Wood
Angel One Sonia Fraser
Angel Two Gordon Reid

James Follett Comments

None so far.

Running Time

30 Minutes


Episode 8 Megalomania


1st Broadcast 23rd February 1982 BBC Radio 4
July 2003 BBC7

Writer

James Follett


Directed by

Glyn Dearman


Synopsis


Android Surgeon General Kraken, designed by the Challenger's giant computer, has suffered severe logic failure.


cast

Telson Sean Arnold
Sharna Amanda Murray
Astra Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv Haydn Wood
Angel One Sonia Fraser
Angel Two Gordon Reid

James Follett Comments

None so far.

Running Time

30 Minutes

 
 

Episode 9 Earth


1st Broadcast 2nd March 1982 BBC Radio 4
July 2003 BBC7

Writer

James Follett


Directed by

Glyn Dearman


Synopsis

The crew of starship Challenger are heading towards Novita Six, the solar system to which they think Earth has been transported.

cast

Telson Sean Arnold
Sharna Amanda Murray
Astra Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv Haydn Wood
Angel One Sonia Fraser
Angel Two Gordon Reid

James Follett Comments

None so far.

Running Time

30 Minutes



Episode 10 Earthvoice


1st Broadcast 9th March 1982 BBC Radio 4
July 2003 BBC7

Writer

James Follett


Directed by

Glyn Dearman


Synopsis

The crew of the Challenger have landed on their home planet, Earth. It is now an arid desert with a small surviving community.

cast

Telson Sean Arnold
Sharna Amanda Murray
Astra Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv Haydn Wood
Angel One Sonia Fraser
Angel Two Gordon Reid

James Follett Comments

None so far.

Running Time

30 Minutes

 

Other Links



You could look at the original Earthsearch book or Earthsearch Deathship

or even Mindwarp:Prelude to Earthsearch.



There is also the audio tapes Earthsearch I and Earthsearch II also Mindwarp

And finally the original radio series Earthsearch I and Earthsearch II

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