BBC Four are to screen a new adaptation of HG Wells’ classic The First Men in the Moon.
Written and starring Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen & Doctor Who), the drama tells of a boy who meets a 90 year-old man with an extraordinary claim. As the world waits for the crew of Apollo 11 to take that first small step for man, Julius Bedford (played by Rory Kinnear) claims that he got there first.
Bedford tells the lad about a chance encounter with Professor Cavor (Gatiss) who had developed an anti-gravity technology known as Cavorite.
But could the Professor’s invention take the two young adventurers to the moon? And, more importantly, could they get back?
A trailer has also been made available.