Factual Specials

Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon

The definitive story of Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the Moon, told by his closest family and friends, many of whom have never spoken publicly before. Drawing heavily on un-broadcast archive and the contributors’ unique perspective, this is an exclusive account of Neil Armstrong’s extraordinary life story: his childhood during America’s Great Depression; the heady days of the space programme; his historic first step on the Moon; and his famously private later life. Seen through the eyes of those who were with him, we’ll discover the man behind the myth, a man who was very much a product of his time.

Broadcaster:BBC2, NOVA
Distributor:Endemol Worldwide Distribution
Genre:Factual Specials
Format:1 x 60 min
Production year:2012
Executive Producer:Ben Bowie
Produced by:Chris Riley, Duncan Copp
Directed by:Chris Riley, Duncan Copp