U certificateFirst Men in the Moon is a Film programme that first aired in 1964 and has been classified a U certificate.

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First Men in the Moon (1964)

Directed by
Nigel Kneale
Jan Read

Sci-fi adventure. On what is ostensibly the first trip made to the moon, an exploration team discovers that someone else had got there first, back in 1899. Back on Earth, the sole survivor of that trip, Arnold Bedford, is tracked down. Arnold tells in flashback how he, his girlfriend Katherine and inventor Joseph Cavor had flown to the moon in a gravity-deflecting sphere. There, they encounter grotesque bipedal ant-like creatures, the Selenites, who live in immense crystal caverns, but who are far from friendly to the three human intruders. Directed by Nathan Juran, and based on the novel by HG Wells.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 110 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1964

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour

When is First Men in the Moon next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 June 5th, 2:55pm and on Film4 Plus 1 June 5th, 3:55pm. See more...


Edward Judd...Arnold Bedford
Martha Hyer...Katherine 'Kate' Callender
Lionel Jeffries...Joseph Cavor
Miles Malleson...Dymchurch Registrar
Norman Bird...Stuart Moon Landing Crew
Gladys Henson...Nursing Home Matron
Hugh McDermott...Richard Challis UN Space Agency
Betty McDowall...Margaret Hoy UN Space Agency