British Invaders 414: Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal (Part 2)

Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal was a 2010 Sky Television adaptation of one of the Discworld novels (also called Going Postal). Former con artist Moist von Lipwig must pay for his crimes by attempting to revive the postal service. Can this public institution successfully compete against a commercial communications system called “The Clacks”?

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British Invaders 413: Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal (Part 1)

Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal was a 2010 Sky adaptation of one of the Discworld novels (also called Going Postal). Moist von Lipwig must pay for his crimes by attempting to reverse the fortunes of the postal service!

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British Invaders 412: Haunted (Part 2)

Haunted brought two ghost stories by contemporary authors to ITV for Christmas 1974.

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British Invaders 411: Haunted (Part 1)

Haunted presented a pair of ghost stories on ITV for Christmas 1974.

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British Invaders 410: The Avengers: The Tara King Years (Part 2)

The Avengers was a classic 1960s ITV espionage series. This “spy-fi” show included some science-fiction elements along with its spy concepts. It isn’t related to the Marvel Superhero franchise with the same name.

This time, we’re talking about series six (1968 – 1969) where Patrick Macnee and Linda Thorson star as John Steed and Tara King.

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British Invaders 409: The Avengers: The Tara King Years (Part 1)

The Avengers was a classic ITV espionage series from the 1960s. It included some science-fiction elements and is often considered a “spy-fi” show. It isn’t related to the Marvel Superhero franchise that has the same name.

In this two-part discussion, we’re talking about series six (1968 – 1969) featuring Patrick Macnee as John Steed and Linda Thorson as Tara King.

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British Invaders 408: Remember Me (Part 2)

Remember Me is a 2014 BBC ghost story about Tom Parfitt (played by Michael Palin). Why is he terrified of what’s in his house? What isn’t he telling people? Why does death seem to follow him wherever he goes?

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British Invaders 407: Remember Me (Part 1)

Remember Me is an intricate ghost story from 2014. Why is Tom Parfitt (played by Michael Palin) so desperate to leave his house that he will fake an accident?

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British Invaders 406: Kaldor City (Part 2)

Kaldor City is a series of audio plays unofficially based on both Doctor Who and Blake’s 7. The series from Magic Bullet Productions includes characters from Doctor Who: The Robots of Death and Blake’s 7: Weapon. This is our annual discussion of a spinoff of a British TV show into another medium.

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British Invaders 405: Kaldor City (Part 1)

Kaldor City is a series of audio plays from Magic Bullet Productions. It is unofficially a spinoff of both Doctor Who and Blake’s 7. This is our annual discussion of a spinoff of a British TV show into another medium.

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British Invaders 404: Bagpuss (Part 2)

Bagpuss was a 1974 stop-motion animated children’s series from the BBC and Small Films. Each episode focuses on a newly discovered item that has a story to tell. These stories and folktales are told through songs, storytelling and different types of animation.

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British Invaders 403: Bagpuss (Part 1)

Bagpuss was a 1974 stop-motion animated children’s series from Small Films. A different object is examined in each episode with songs to be sung and stories to be told!

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British Invaders 402: Gerry Anderson’s New Captain Scarlet (Part 2)

Gerry Anderson’s New Captain Scarlet was a 2005 computer-animated remake of the 1967 Supermarionation puppet series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. After inadvertently starting a war with the alien Mysterons, the Spectrum organization must defend the Earth! Can humanity survive?

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British Invaders 401: Gerry Anderson’s New Captain Scarlet (Part 1)

Gerry Anderson’s New Captain Scarlet was a computer-animated remake of Anderson’s 1967 puppet series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. Humans inadvertently start a war with the Mysterons from Mars. Can we survive this conflict?

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British Invaders 400: Five Children and It (Part 2)

Five Children and It was a BBC serial from 1991. Based on the book by E Nesbit, it has a group of four children encountering a Psammead (a sand fairy) that grants wishes. Will these four young siblings learn to be careful what they wish for?

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British Invaders 399: Five Children and It (Part 1)

Five Children and It was 1991 BBC serial based on the book by E Nesbit. What will a group of children do when a sand fairy can grant them wishes?

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British Invaders 398: Alice Through the Looking Glass (Part 2)

Alice Through the Looking Glass was a very faithful adaptation of the Lewis Carol novel Through the Looking Glass (which was the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland). This 1973 BBC production features Sarah Sutton as Alice. Sutton would go on to play Doctor Who Companion Nyssa in the 1980s.

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British Invaders 397: Alice Through the Looking Glass (Part 1)

Alice Through the Looking Glass was a 1973 BBC adaptation of Lewis Carol’s novel Through the Looking Glass. It stars future Doctor Who Companion Sarah Sutton.

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British Invaders 396: The War of the Worlds (Part 2)

The War of the Worlds was a 2019 BBC adaptation of the novel by H.G. Wells. It was partly set during the early-twentieth-century martian invasion, and part of it takes place in the horrific aftermath.

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British Invaders 395: The War of the Worlds (Part 1)

The War of the Worlds was a 2019 adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic novel. Can George and Amy survive the martian invasion?

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British Invaders 394: The Georgian House (Part 2)

The Georgian House was a 1976 serial from ITV. When two present-day teenagers are sent back to 1772, they interact with a British slave trader and his family. Can they rescue a tenager called Ngo from slavery?

Some missing episodes leave us with an incomplete story, but the surviving episodes show us how children’s television was used to teach about Great Britain’s history.

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British Invaders 393: The Georgian House (Part 1)

The Georgian House was 1976 children’s serial from ITV. Two teenagers are sent back to 1772, where they encounter a wealthy family who benefits from the slave trade. This was used to teach about an unpleasant aspect Great Britain’s history.

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British Invaders 392: Jekyll & Hyde (Part 2)

Jekyll & Hyde was a 1990 adaptation of the classic book by Robert Louis Stevenson. ITV and ABC (from the US) co-produced this TV-movie which stars Michael Caine in the famous dual-role.

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British Invaders 391: Jekyll & Hyde (Part 1)

Jekyll & Hyde was a 1990 adaptation of the classic book by Robert Louis Stevenson. Michael Caine stars in this coproduction from LWT (part of ITV) and the American network ABC.

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British Invaders 390: Alice in Wonderland (Part 2)

Alice in Wonderland was a 1966 BBC adaptation of the classic by Lewis Caroll. Jonathan Miller directed this unusual dreamlike take on the story. Period clothing took the place of animal costumes and makeup.

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British Invaders 389: Alice in Wonderland (Part 1)

Alice in Wonderland was a 1966 adaptation of Lewis Carol’s novel. This unusual black-and-white production brought a strange dreamlike quality to the story. It was directed by Jonathan Miller.

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British Invaders 388: Hogfather (Part 2)

Hogfather was a 2006 Sky One adapatation of the Terry Pratchett novel of the same name. An ominous figure steps in to replace the missing Hogfather. Can Hogswatch and the Hogfather be saved?

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British Invaders 387: Hogfather (Part 1)

Hogfather was a 2006 Sky One adapatation of the Terry Pratchett novel of the same name. When the Hogfather is in danger, who will step in to deliver the Hogswatch presents?

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British Invaders 386: A Christmas Carol (Part 2)

A Christmas Carol was a BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story. Its original broadcast was in 1977.

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British Invaders 385: A Christmas Carol (Part 1)

A Christmas Carol was a 1977 BBC adaptation of the classic story by Charles Dickens.

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British Invaders 384: The Avengers: The Emma Peel Years (Part 2)

The Avengers was a classic ITV espionage series from the 1960s. It included some science-fiction elements and is often considered a “spy-fi” show. It isn’t related to the Marvel Superhero franchise that has the same name.

In this two-part discussion, we’re talking about series four and five (1965 – 1968) featuring Patrick Macnee as John Steed and Diana Rigg as Emma Peel.

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British Invaders 383: The Avengers: The Emma Peel Years (Part 1)

The Avengers was an iconic 1960s spy series from ITV. It featured some science-fiction elements and is often considered a “spy-fi” show.

In this two-part discussion, we cover series four and five (1965 – 1968) featuring Patrick Macnee as John Steed and Diana Rigg as Emma Peel.

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British Invaders 382: Supernatural (Part 2)

Supernatural was a spooky horror anthology series from 1977. This BBC show brought us eight stories as presented to “The Club of the Damned”. It is not related to the long-running American series of the same name.

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British Invaders 381: Supernatural (Part 1)

Supernatural was a 1977 anthology series from the BBC. It featured eight gothic-horror stories with a common framing device. It is not related to the long-running American series of the same name.

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British Invaders 380: Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (Part 2)

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams was a 2017 co-production from Channel 4 and Amazon Studios. It presented ten adaptations of Philip K. Dick’s stories. Many well known American and British actors starred in individual episodes. Concepts relating to identity, reality and humanity were highlighted in interesting ways.

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British Invaders 379: Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (Part 1)

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams was a 2017 anthology series from Channel 4 and Amazon Studios. It adapted some of Philip K. Dick’s lesser-known short stories. Questions of identity, reality and humanity are common elements.

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British Invaders 378: Torchy the Battery Boy (Part 2)

Torchy the Battery Boy was an early puppet series from Gerry Anderson and Roberta Leigh. A toymaker makes a walking talking toy based on a torch (or flashlight) battery. This toy flies a rocket to a far away star called Topsy Turvey Land!

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British Invaders 377: Torchy the Battery Boy (Part 1)

Torchy the Battery Boy was an early puppet show from Gerry Anderson and Roberta Leigh. When a kindly old toymaker sees all of the children’s toys have a blow away, he makes a new toy. Will this toy be able to rescue the others?

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British Invaders 376: Psychoville (Part 2)

Psychoville is a horror/comedy show with a wide variety of characters living in different parts of England. What connects them? What happened at the mysterious Ravenhill Hospital?

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British Invaders 375: Psychoville (Part 1)

Psychoville is a comedy horror series that introduces us to a variety of characters scattered around England. Who is sending short but threatening letters to many of them?

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