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A ten-part adventure serial in time and space by JAMES FOLLETT with Sean Arnold as Commander Telson, Amanda Murray as Sharna, Kathryn Hurlbutt as Astra Haydn Wood as Darv, Sonia Fraser as Angel One, Gordon Reid as Angel Two 5:The Pools of Time
Darv and Astra, two of the crew of the starship Challenger, have been taken prisoner by the inhabitants of Zelda 5 — .a moon of one of the giant outer planets of the solar system from which the Earth has vanished. While Telson and Sharna pursue them in Challenger, Thorden,
Grand Emperor of the Solaric Empire, and Helan, the Imperial Prosecutor, have decided that Darv and Astra must die!
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (At the time of recording the cast were members of the BBC Radio Drama Company)


Writer: James Follett
Commander Telson: Sean Arnold
Sharna: Amanda Murray
Astra: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv: Haydn Wood
Angel One: Sonia Fraser
Angel Two: Gordon Reid
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Thorden: John Bott
Helan: Judy Franklin
Spegal: Stephen Garlick
Custodian of the Past: Eve Karff
Old Man: Godfrey Kenton

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