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Series cast summary:
Richard Dillane ...  Werner Von Braun 4 episodes, 2005
Steve Nicolson ...  Sergej Koroljov / ... 4 episodes, 2005
Ravil Isyanov ...  Glushko 4 episodes, 2005
Max Bollinger ...  Russian Cosmonaut 4 episodes, 2005
John Warnaby John Warnaby ...  Mishin / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Chris Robson Chris Robson ...  Dieter Huzel / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Mariya Mironova Mariya Mironova ...  Nina / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Robert Lindsay ...  Narrator 2 episodes, 2005
Stuart Bunce ...  Gaidukov / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Mark Dexter ...  Staver 2 episodes, 2005
Michael Gor ...  Derow / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Ingo Gottwald Ingo Gottwald ...  Propulsion Engineer 2 episodes, 2005
Stephen Greif ...  Colonel Toftoy / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Rupert Wickham Rupert Wickham ...  Debus 2 episodes, 2005
Tim Woodward ...  Nedelin 2 episodes, 2005
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The BBC's Space Race is a documentary/drama chronicling the major events and characters in the American/Soviet space race, leading up to the first moon landing. The series concentrates on Sergei Korolev, the Soviet chief rocket designer, and Wernher von Braun, his American counterpart, as their rivalry intensifies and the pressure to be the first builds. Written by badcommand

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Documentary | Drama

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UK

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English

Release Date:

14 September 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

O agonas gia tin kataktisi tou diastimatos See more »

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EUR2,000,000 (estimated)
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(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

According to Deborah Cadbury in her book Space Race, just a few days before three months of filming was to begin in Romania a truck containing all the props for filming was stolen in ilford, England. Among the props inside the truck were countless Nazi Uniforms, period Soviet and NASA space suits, a replica of the first Russian satellite and a life size V-2 rocket that when assembled was three stories high. See more »

Goofs

The Jupiter-C Redstone boosters shown all carry the production code "UE", which was only used for the extended Redstone (as part of the "Juno I" rocket) that carried Explorer 1 aloft. See more »

Quotes

Sergei Korolev: Without a rocket as powerful as the Saturn, we will *lose*
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Informative and watchable
11 May 2006 | by OllyjdSee all my reviews

The BBC have shown that the as-yet-to-mature genre of 'docudrama' can compete with the best their is to offer from either of its parent genres. The script was tight - and by that I mean sounding like what real people might actually have said - and the acting of a good standard. I do not confess to know the intricate details of the actual American-Soviet space race, but suspect the scriptwriters distilled the story to just the right level, allowing for an understanding of the larger issues without losing a sense of the real people behind the events. My only complaint: perhaps a little more of the budget could have been directed toward the CGI sequences.....? Informative and watchable, I look forward to the BBC's next foray into the world of docudrama.


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