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Murder in Space

“WATCH CAREFULLY,” intoned ANNEKA RICE as she introduced this one-off sci-fi TV movie-cum-intergalactic version of Whodunnit. Inexplicable co-production by Britain, America, Australia and, um, Jordan, there was a prize of 10,000 pounds if you could work out who was the villain. Although you should have been given that just for sitting through the ensuing sub-Battle Beyond The Stars effort “starring” WILFORD BRIMLEY, ARTHUR HILL and MARTIN BALSAM.



  1. THX 1139

    August 2, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I bought my dad the paperback book of this for his birthday, despite him not showing much interest in the programme. It didn’t have an ending either, the last page said you had to tune into the special a couple of months later to see whodunit, by which time most people had lost interest. Brilliant present. Michael Ironside was in it too.

  2. George White

    March 8, 2023 at 12:06 am

    Also mainly a Canadian production.
    Not to be confused with the CBS/Thames copro Murder on the Moon, with Julian Sands as a Soviet and NASA sort Brigitte Nielsen vs transgender terrorist Jane lapotaire.

    • Victor Field

      March 15, 2023 at 8:02 pm

      “CBS/Thames copro Murder on the Moon”, it was done with London Weekend! (You can find the whole thing on YouTube if you dare) Sadly Gerald McRaney wasn’t playing Rick Simon, might have redeemed the sub-“Moon Zero Two” goings-on.

  3. Richardpd

    March 8, 2023 at 10:51 pm

    I was thinking of The Murder On The Moon when I read the title, wondering if it was an alternative title.

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