By Mike Maddox.

Douglas Scofield has retired from the world of astronomy and, following the death of his wife, now runs a fish farm with his daughter, who is expecting her first child.

All he wants is peace and quiet and a chance to write his book about fishing.

However, a visit from an old colleague brings news of a message from a distant world, the very sign of life Douglas spent his career searching for.

Is it safe to reply? Indeed, should they reply at all - and to what purpose?

Douglas Scofield....Derek Jacobi

  • dave....jason isaacs
  • lucy....Catherine Mccormack
  • moira....sarah douglas
  • mole....Danny Webb
  • rob....steven cree

    directed by neil gardner.

    a retired astronomer receives news of a message from a distant world