British and American cult television from the 1960s and 1970s
Friday, 20 December 2019
The Andromeda Breakthrough
A for Andromeda, broadcast by the BBC in 1961, was one of the most famous science fiction television series of all time (and is now tragically lost). The follow-up series The Andromeda Breakthrough, broadcast the following year and which picks up at exactly the point at which A for Andromeda leaves off, does however survive. Both were co-written by astronomer and science fiction author Sir Fred Hoyle and John Elliot. The novelisation of The Andromeda Breakthrough was published in 1964.
The Andromeda Breakthrough is arguably somewhat underrated. My review can be found at Vintage Pop Fictions.