About British Invaders

The British Invaders podcast features a lively two-person exchange about different television series, tele-films and mini-series. These discussions serve as both an introduction and an entertaining conversation, catering to both those who have seen and those who have yet to see these British science fiction and fantasy shows. Each show is presented in two parts, with new episodes appearing every two weeks. British Invaders covers everything from story-lines to production details to spinoff material. Past topics have included Doctor Who, Sapphire and Steel, Red Dwarf, Day of the Triffids, Jekyll, Robin of Sherwood, and many more.

With topics that range from the captivatingly odd to the addictively entertaining, join hosts Eamonn Clarke and Brian Doob as they discuss British science fiction and related genres. Reach them directly at britishinvaders@gmail.com.


Brian Doob lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He works as a software developer for the Government of Canada. He enjoys singing in choirs and working with computers. He has been watching British Science Fiction Television since the 1980s and insists that the Andromedans should have been the Daleks.

Eamonn Clarke is a doctor living and working in Cambridgeshire, England. He was raised on a diet of Thunderbirds and Doctor Who, and still has his membership card from the Spectrum reserve. In his spare time, he tries to convince people that Captain Jack Harkness is really Captain Scarlet and keeps watching the skies waiting for his call-up from Cloudbase. Eamonn joined British Invaders in episode 12.

Former Host

Xander TA lives in Surrey, England. Xander works as an applied physicist. He enjoys playing tabletop role-playing games and board games, as well as console and computer games. Xander is a fan of science fiction books, films and TV and has been watching British Science Fiction Television since the 1970s. Xander left British Invaders after Episode 11.

13 Responses to About British Invaders

  1. Phil says:

    Dear Brian and Co.

    I’ve just been switched on to your podcasts by Ryan at The British TV Podcast.
    He told me you’d done a review of one of my fave TV shows ‘Ultra Violet’ and I’m now working my way through your back catalogue of archived podcasts.

    Keep up the good work

    Phil, London, UK

    p.s. One tiny thing, in your review of ‘Ultra Violet’, Eric referred to the Code V hunters as using the cover name ‘CIB’? They only actually pretend to be CIB in the first episode because the people they’re investigating are police officers; CIB stood for ‘Complaints Investigation Branch’, at the time the Met police’s internal affairs department? In future episodes their cover names change to suit the parties involved.

  2. Conor says:

    Hi Brian and Eamonn,

    I recently started to listen to your podcasts and have highly enjoyed them so far. As a casual sci-fi fan, I have to say that you’ve highlighted a number very interesting programs that I otherwise would never have heard of. Thank you so much.

    The reason for this reply was you most recent podcast on ‘Alternative 3’. I was facinated by what you both had to say and decided to buy a copy. I also thought the timing of your podcast couldn’t be more apt. I was recently handed a religious leaflet which stated that ‘the rapture’ (where all Christians leave the planet and assend to heaven) will happen on 21st May this year! Or maybe that’s just Alternative 4!

    Anyway, keep up the good work,

    Conor (from Dublin)

  3. Neil Morgan says:

    just listened to Edge of darkness podcasts and had to buy the DVD. I remember it being on but did not watch it for some bizarre reason and will now put that right.

    Excellent podcast, very varied. Did Kinvig ever reach your shores?

    Neil Morgan

    • Brian says:

      Hi, Neil. I’m glad you enjoyed the podcast. Also, “very varied” is one of my favourite phrases! 🙂

      I have not seen Kinvig, but I think Eamonn has seen it. We may yet cover it in the future….

      Take care.

  4. Helen says:

    Hi Brian and Eamonn,

    Have you thought about reviewing Sea of Souls, a paranormal investigative series aired on the BBC in 2004?
    It was very good and worthy of your attention.

    Love the rest of the podcasts.

    Best Wishes


  5. Gerard says:

    Dear Brian and Eamonn

    I have only recently discovered your site. It’s great! I anticipate I am of Eamonn’s vintage as I, too, have long been a fan of Gerry Anderson. Your podcast about UFO was very interesting. I might post a few comments about the series one day. I feel it was quite far ahead of its time in some respects although I accept there were a lot of problems with the series which you have highlighted.

    I hope you don’t mind if I make a suggestion for a future podcast. There was a series on the BBC in 1983 called The Old Men at the Zoo. It was a drama adapted from a novel of the same name. I think it is quite hard to find but I believe there is one episode available through BFI Screenonline.

    • Brian says:

      Hi, Gerard. I’m so glad you’re enjoying our podcast! Thanks for the suggestion. We’ll have to add that to our (long) list of potential topics….

  6. Patrick says:

    Hi guys, had to write to say how much I enjoy your shows and the memories they are bringing back. Keep up the good work.

  7. Malcolm A says:

    Hi Brian and Easmon

    Have you heard of this? It frightened the life out of me as child.

    Is a BBC drama about rabies epidemic breaking out in modern day Scotland



    • Brian says:

      I don’t know this one. We don’t usually cover shows that aren’t on DVD, but it’s certainly interesting to hear about this show. Thanks!

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