James Follett’s 1981 Earthsearch: A Ten-Part Adventure Serial in Time and Space is a ten-part science fiction adventure serial, first broadcast by BBC Radio 4.
Faced with the probability that the Sun would render the Solar System unlivable sometime in the next million years, humanity invested tremendous sums in Challenger and its sister generation explorer ships. Alas, Challenger’s search is disappointing. The second-generation crew decides to return to Earth.
Barely has the decision been announced, and the crew celebrating their impending return to Earth, when the Great Meteor Strike kills every human on board.
Almost every human.