Thursday, 19 December 2013

Those Radio Times Advent Calendar: The Last Apollo

Today's Those Radio Times Advent Calendar revisits December 19 1972 and Apollo 17's splashdown after landing humans on the moon for the sixth time on BBC1, some 11 days after blast off.

News of the Apollo missions was a big deal in the early 1970s with much airtime given over to programmes such as The Last Apollo fronted by James Burke about the space programme.

This particular programme preceded a 60s show made by Frank Sinatra, so Uncle Sam certainly had a hold on the early evening BBC programming.


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