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Moon Landing doc descends on UKTV

One Hour that Changed the World reveals little-known facts about Apollo 11

Multichannel operator UKTV and Canada’s CBC are among a number of international networks to pick up One Hour that Changed the World: The Moon Landing from the UK’s Passion Distribution.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the one-hour documentary was produced by UK indie Pioneer Productions and commissioned and funded by Passion Distribution.

UKTV has acquired the doc in the UK for its Eden channel, while CBC in Canada, Australia’s Ten Network, New Zealand’s TVNZ, Israel’s Channel 8 and Phoenix TV in China, Hong Kong and South-east Asia have also picked it up.

One Hour that Changed the World: The Moon Landing features archive footage, a testimony from an eyewitness in mission control on the day and expert analysis of the event.

It examines the untold story that even during the last hour, the moon landing might have failed due to system failures, accidents and bad luck.

Thomas Viner, executive producer for Pioneer, said: “The documentary reveals lots of amazing details: the astronauts couldn’t get the door open, and the first thing they did on the moon was throw out the trash. This is an approach to historical events that delivers surprising revelations in a story we all think we know so well.”

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