Aired Wednesday August 11, 10:50pm - 11:50pmon BBC Four


Series 15 Episode 6: How Britain Won The Space Race: The Story of Bernard Lovell and Jodrell Bank

The unlikely story of how one man with some ex-WWII army equipment eventually turned a muddy field in Cheshire into a key site in the space race. That man was Bernard Lovell, and his telescope at Jodrell Bank would be used at the height of the Cold War by both the Americans and the Russians to track their competing spacecraft.

Documentary / History
Original air date
Cast and crew
  • Chloe PenmanDirector
  • Maxine PeakeNarrator