Willoughby Gullachsen

ABC’s Drama Department found an infallible idea for contemporary children’s entertainment in Target Luna, whose intrepid young explorer circled the moon in a rocket, and its successor Pathfinders in Space, whose Moon explorers are all set to investigate other planets.

Written by Malcolm Hulke and Eric Paice with the guidance of Mary Field, OBE, international expert in children’s programmes, with Guy Verney as director, this science fiction series is the subject of much careful research to combine information with the thrills of space exploration

Bedford Studios

Local politics

Still in a provincial setting, Armchair Theatre presented Girl in the Market Square, a strong story by ABC contract writers Malcolm Hulke and Eric Paice.

John Moxey gave the direction an authentic flavour of regional vitality, helped by the designs of Peter Mullins and a rousing performance by Leo MacKern as the watch committee chairman and newspaper proprietor who ran over a girl driving home from a civic dinner and tried to cover up for the sake of his family and employees.

Rupert Davies Played the police chief and Andrew Ray the son who unmasked his father


John Timbers