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

The Book Man

The first British TV programme to be devoted solely to books, authors and publishers has brought many famous names to ABC since it started three years ago.

Among them was Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita, seen right with the programmes’s former director, Guy Verney.

One of the popular features of the programme is The Book Man Choice of the Month, made when the picture below was taken by G.B. Stern, L.P. Hartley, Christine Brooke-Rose and Alan Pryce-Jones.

In the foreground the former Book Man, J.W. Lambert of The Sunday Times, interviews two guests

James Archer
Mark Gerson