Broadcasting from Space Control, he explained the mystery surrounding the space probe to the viewers. Among those he personally interviewed was Professor Bruno Taltalian. (TV: The Ambassadors of Death, PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)
The investigative journalist James Stevens and his wife Natasha Stevens watched Wakefield's reports on the Mars Probe 7 crisis on BBC3, as did millions of others across the United Kingdom. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)
Behind the scenes
- During the scenes in The Ambassadors of Death where John Wakefield talks to the viewers from the Space Centre's Control Room, Michael Wisher had to move his eyes from left to right to give the impression that he was reading off an Autocue teleprompter. Although director Michael Ferguson had assured Wisher that a teleprompter would be available for the studio recording day, this turned out not to be the case. Apparently, the BBC only had two teleprompters at the time; one had broken down and the News Room needed the other.