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Pathfinders to Mars

In Pathfinders to Mars, sequel to Pathfinders in Space, Conway Henderson (Flood) consents to pilot a new interstellar rocket. Young Geoffrey Wedgewood will be one of the crew and Henderson's niece, Margaret (Hester Cameron) - due for a holiday with her uncle - persuades him to take her, too. Meanwhile the place of Professor Dyson is taken by an unidentified man believed by Wedgewood and the rocket crew to be Dyson. The imposter, Harcourt Brown (George Coulouris), sabotages the rocket's radio receiver so that Henderson and the rest don't discover his real identity. Working for the mysterious "Sector Ten" Brown manages to take control of the rocket and hold Margaret as hostage.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom ITV1 (1960 - 1961)
Schedule: Sundays at 17:15 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: DramaChildrenScience-Fiction
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Falling Into the Sun

Episode 1x06; Jan 15, 1961

With Earth moving away from Mars at 20 miles a second, the explorers must leave immediately or face 16 months in the lifeless Martian desert.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: Falling Into the SunJan 15, 1961
1x05: Zero Hour on the Red PlanetJan 8, 1961
1x04: Lichens!Jan 1, 1961
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