A Space: 1999 commentary podcast from the makers of Bondfinger.

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Barbara Bain

War Games

Season 1, Episode 4. First broadcast on Thursday, 25 September 1975.

Monday, 12 February 2024 · Episode 4

This month’s ethereal immortal beings in a surreal Pinewood studio are Isla Blair and Anthony Valentine, who are (reasonably enough) so keen to avoid meeting the crew of Moonbase Alpha that they decide to just kill them all instead. Or do they?

Download · Open in new window · Duration: 0:59:43 · Recorded on Sunday, 11 February 2024
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Collision Course

Season 1, Episode 3. First broadcast on Thursday, 18 September 1975.

Saturday, 30 December 2023 · Episode 3

Moonbase Alpha is on a collision course this week, ineluctably destined to crash into a giant pustulent planet. Or is it? Commander Koenig — overcome by the charms of Queen Margaret Leighton — doesn’t think so, and so he turns up to Main Mission in his pyjamas like a Moonie and threatens to gun down anyone who attempts to prevent the collision, including, upsettingly, our own Barbara. But — inevitably — it all turns out for the best, and we end our second episode in a row staring out the window contemplating the metaphysical metamorphosis we have wrought.

Download · Open in new window · Duration: 0:59:40 · Recorded on Friday, 29 December 2023
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Force of Life

Season 1, Episode 2. First broadcast on Thursday, 11 September 1975.

Saturday, 25 November 2023 · Episode 2

An eerie blue glow invades Alpha and takes control of a young Ian McShane, who suddenly becomes prone to bouts of German Expressionism and freezing attractive young people from the 1970s. A star is born this week, in Force of Life.

Download · Open in new window · Duration: 1:01:17 · Recorded on Friday, 24 November 2023
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Breakaway

Season 1, Episode 1. First broadcast on Thursday, 4 September 1975.

Saturday, 28 October 2023 · Episode 1

September 13th, 1999. A nuclear waste dump on the moon is destroyed in an explosion so violent and so catastrophic that it creates a major science fiction show on ITV and the commentary podcast which tells its story. But before that, we witness some harrowing deaths, some attractive moustaches, and the quivering emotional restraint of Dr Helena Russell, from which this podcast gets its name.

Download · Open in new window · Duration: 1:08:22 · Recorded on Friday, 27 October 2023
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