Dan Dare - Pilot Of The Future

The popular Eagle comic book hero comes alive in Nick Mccarty's imaginative four part 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 first broadcast in April 1990 and stylishly directed by Glyn Dearman.

Episodes

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01Disaster1990041920040504 (BBC7)
20040505 (BBC7)
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20050802 (BBC7)
20060411 (BBC7)
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20070501 (BBC7)
20070502 (BBC7)
20071224 (BBC7)
20071225 (BBC7)

The popular Eagle comic book hero comes alive in Nick Mccarty's imaginative four part 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 first broadcast in April 1990 and stylishly directed by Glyn Dearman.Dan Dare embarks on a mission to Venus to save the world.

Based on Frank Hampson's original creation.

Forty years after he first appeared in the comic 'Eagle', Dan Dare hits the airwaves and embarks on a mission to Venus to save the world.

Recorded on 1990-01-29.

02Divided We Fall1990042620040505 (BBC7)
20040506 (BBC7)
20050802 (BBC7)
20050803 (BBC7)
20060412 (BBC7)
20060413 (BBC7)
20070502 (BBC7)
20070503 (BBC7)
20071225 (BBC7)
20071226 (BBC7)

The Venus expedition has started disastrously.

Dan and Digby have been captured by the Treens.

Recorded on 1990-01-31.

03The Mekon1990050320040506 (BBC7)
20040507 (BBC7)
20050803 (BBC7)
20050804 (BBC7)
20060413 (BBC7)
20060414 (BBC7)
20070503 (BBC7)
20070504 (BBC7)
20071226 (BBC7)
20071227 (BBC7)

On Venus, Dan has fallen to his apparent death; the others of his crew are prisoners of the Treens.

Recorded on 1990-02-02.

04 LASTBattle Stations1990051020040507 (BBC7)
20040508 (BBC7)
20050804 (BBC7)
20050805 (BBC7)
20060414 (BBC7)
20060415 (BBC7)
20070504 (BBC7)
20070505 (BBC7)
20071227 (BBC7)
20071228 (BBC7)

Dan has come face to face with the blue Atlanteens.

The Treens are preparing to attack the gentle Therons.

Recorded on 1990-02-03.