British Invaders 164: The Doombolt Chase (Part 1)

The Doombolt Chase is a 1978 adventure serial for kids. It has lots of great naval action, some good young actors and scifi ideas that gradually become more important to the show….

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British Invaders 163: Dirk Gently (Part 2)

Dirk Gently was a BBC Four series inspired by the works of Douglas Adams. These brand-new stories draw on the characters and ideas from Douglas Adams’ novels. Time travel, synthetic intelligence and murder all feature in this science-fiction comedy detective series!

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British Invaders 162: Dirk Gently (Part 1)

Dirk Gently was a BBC series based on the novels of Douglas Adams. The episodes had original stories, but they drew heavily on Adams’ material. It was broadcast on BBC4 from 2010 to 2012.

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British Invaders 161: Star Maidens (Part 2)

Star Maidens was a British-German co-production from the 1976. The planet Medusa is drifting through our solar system. Two men from this female-dominated planet flee to Earth. How will Humans and Medusans react to each other?

Alistair McGown’s Star Maidens fan site is available at http://www.animus-web.demon.co.uk/maidens/

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British Invaders 160: Star Maidens (Part 1)

Star Maidens was a British-German co-production from the 1976. The planet Medusa has a female-dominated society where all men are subjugated. What will they think of their first encounter with people from Earth?

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British Invaders 159: Quatermass 60th Anniversary!

Episode 1 of The Quatermass Experiment was first broadcast on July 18, 1953 — 60 years ago today! The Quatermass serials would become some of the most influential television programs from the UK. Join us as we celebrate the anniversary of this classic.

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British Invaders 158: Cold Lazarus (Part 2)

Karaoke and Cold Lazarus were the final serials written by Dennis Potter. What will the memories of a twentieth-century writer tell the people of the distant future? How will these memories be used?

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British Invaders 157: Cold Lazarus (Part 1)

Karaoke and Cold Lazarus were the last dramas by well-respected writer Dennis Potter. Daniel Field is struggling with his health and with the people around him. How does this relate to cyberspace, cryogenics and the world of the distant future? All will be revealed….

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British Invaders 156: Noah’s Castle (Part 2)

Noah’s Castle was a 1980 ITV serial about the collapse of society. The police and military take to the streets in riot gear and food hoarding is outlawed. The Mortimers are tucked away in a fortified house with no small amount of food….

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British Invaders 155: Noah’s Castle (Part 1)

Noah’s Castle was a 1980 mini-series that depicted society crumbling due to serious food shortages and riots. How will people react to this harsh situation?

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British Invaders 154: Undermind (Part 2)

Undermind was a 1965 series about people’s actions being controlled by a mysterious outside influence. Is it an outside power trying to destabilize society?

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British Invaders 153: Undermind (Part 1)

Undermind was a 1965 series about a strange force that influenced and controlled people. Who is behind it and what are they trying to do?

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British Invades 152: Outcasts (Part 2)

Outcasts was a BBC series from 2011 that followed a group of human colonists on the planet Carpathia. They deal with the hostile environment, the divisive politics and the mistakes of the past. Has something else been waiting for the people on Carpathia?

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British Invaders 151: Outcasts (Part 1)

Outcasts was a 2011 BBC series that followed a group of human colonists on a distant planet. The environment is harsh, the politics are intense, and there is little hope of outside help….

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British Invaders 150: Gerry Anderson Comics (Part 2)

Gerry & Sylvia Anderson produced a number of puppet-based “Supermarionation” TV series in the 1960s. They went on to produce live action series in the 1970s. Most of these have been adapted as comic books. Some of them are still being released. We now conclude our discussion of the Anderson comics!

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British Invaders 149: Gerry Anderson Comics (Part 1)

Gerry & Sylvia Anderson produced a variety of science fiction TV shows in the 1960s and 1970s. Nearly all of them were adapted in comic books. Many appeared in the Andersons’ own TV Century 21 comic (which was later renamed TV21). Join us as we start to explore the shared universe of the Anderson comics!

We mention a couple of links in our discussion: The Gerry Anderson complete comic history site
and the Doctor Who: Stripped for Action video about the Daleks comic strip.

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British Invaders 148: The Invisible Man (Part 2)

The Invisible Man was a BBC adaptation of the classic H.G. Wells novel. This six-part serial was unusually faithful to the original 1897 novel.

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British Invaders 147: The Invisible Man (Part 1)

The Invisible Man was a BBC television serial from 1984. It was a very faithful adaptation of the 1897 novel by H.G. Wells. Who is the mysterious man who has arrived in Iping? What does he intend to do? Is he connected to some strange unexplained crimes?

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British Invaders 146: Crooked House (Part 2)

Crooked House was a 2008 BBC ghost story written and produced by Mark Gatiss. The three connected episodes told the strange story of a very old house called Geap Mannor.

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British Invaders 145: Crooked House (Part 1)

Crooked House was a three-part BBC ghost story from 2008. It followed some of the stories of an old house that seemed to attract strange events….

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British Invaders 144: Danger Mouse (Part 2)

Danger Mouse was an ITV cartoon series that ran from 1981 to 1992. Danger Mouse is the world’s greatest secret agent! Penfold is his faithful and bumbling assistant! Colonel K sends them on missions to thwart the plans of the evil Baron Greenback!

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British Invaders 143: Danger Mouse (Part 1)

Danger Mouse was a classic cartoon series that ran on ITV throughout the 1980s. See the world’s greatest secret agent and his faithful assistant Penfold defeat the evil Baron Greenback!

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British Invaders 142: The Last Enemy (Part 2)

The Last Enemy was a futuristic spy thriller first broadcast on the BBC in 2008. When Stephen Ezard returns to England, he realizes that much has changed. How extreme are the new surveillance and ID card systems? Is he being tracked? What does this have to do with a disease outbreak and an explosion in Afganistan?

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British Invaders 141: The Last Enemy (Part 1)

The Last Enemy is a 2008 spy thriller set in a futuristic version of London. Benedict Cumberbatch (of Sherlock) stars in this complex trip through a world of advanced surveillance and tracking systems.

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British Invaders 140: Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons (Part 2)

Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons was a Gerry Anderson “Supermarionation” show that was broadcast on ITV in the 1960s. Mysterious aliens wage a war to avenge themselves after humans attack Mars. Who are these alien Mysterons? Can the Spectrum organisation stop them?

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British Invaders 139: Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons (Part 1)

Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons was a 1967 “Supermarionation” series from Gerry Anderson. Mysterious aliens wage a war of nerves against Earth. Can an indestructible hero save the world from The Mysterons?

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British Invaders 138: Frankenstein (Part 2)

Frankenstein was an adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel, but this version featured a female Doctor Frankenstein. Victoria Frankenstein accidentally creates a living creature, but what does she do next?

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British Invaders 137: Frankenstein (Part 1)

Frankenstein was a 2007 adaptation of the classic Mary Shelley story. This version has a female Doctor Frankenstein inadvertently creating a living creature….

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British Invaders 136: Out of the Unknown (Part 2)

Out of the Unknown was a 1960s and 1970s BBC series that adapted stories from some of the great science fiction writers of the time. Space travel, time travel, parallel realities and psychological programming all appeared in this anthology series.

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British Invaders 135: Out of the Unknown (Part 1)

Out of the Unknown was a classic anthology series that ran on the BBC from 1965 to 1971. It adapted science fiction stories from writers like Isaac Asimov and John Wyndham.

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British Invaders 134: Hammer House of Horror (Part 2)

Hammer House of Horror was an anthology series from Hammer Film Studios. This ITV show brought us a wide variety of horror stories in modern settings. It featured monsters, haunted objects, psychological manipulation and more!

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British Invaders 133: Hammer House of Horror (Part 1)

Hammer House of Horror was a 1980 anthology series from Hammer Film Studios. This series took the well-known “Hammer Horror” style and moved it into present-day settings. It featured haunted houses, werewolves, witches and more!

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British Invaders 132: Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets (Part 2)

In this episode we continue our review of Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets which brought us a documentary-style look at a future manned mission to the planets. Stunning visuals and detailed scientific coverage made it a very unique production.

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British Invaders 131: Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets (Part 1)

In this episode we review Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets. This was a 2004 co-production from the BBC and the Discovery Channel. This speculative documentary plots the course of a manned mission to many of the solar system’s planets. There are lots of opportunities for both science and drama along the way….

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British Invaders 130: Pathfinders in Space (Part 2)

Pathfinders in Space, Pathfinders to Mars and Pathfinders to Venus were ITV serials for children. Broadcast in 1960 and 1961, they showed us children and adults discovering the mysteries of the planets!

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British Invaders 129: Pathfinders in Space (Part 1)

Pathfinders in Space was a children’s TV serial from 1960. A journalist, a scientist and three children travel to the moon. They find some surprising things when they arrive….

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British Invaders 128: Random Quest (Part 2)

Random Quest was a one-hour BBC drama based on a story by John Wyndham. Colin Trafford has found himself in an alternate version of reality. Can he find someone he knew in a different world?

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British Invaders 127: Random Quest (Part 1)

Random Quest was a 2006 BBC Four adaptation of a 1960s story by John Wyndham. Why is Colin Trafford waking up in a place that he doesn’t recognize? Why do his friends appear to be so very different? Who is the mysterious Ottilie Harshom?

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British Invaders 126: Bonus Episode

This is a bonus episode! We talk about the Doctor Who episodes that were recovered in 2011 and remakes of two Gerry Anderson series that are in preproduction. We also cover some of the great feedback from our listeners and some forthcoming releases from Big Finish Productions. We discuss some of our recent convention-going activities, but those are covered in more detail on The Type 40 Podcast. We finish things off with an announcement of the new British Invaders Vinyl Decals available from DecalMike.com!

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British Invaders 125: The Woman in Black (Part 2)

The Woman in Black was a 1989 ITV adaptation of the ghost story novel by Susan Hill. A young lawyer who must spend some time in the remote and foreboding “Eel Marsh house”. What might be waiting for him there?

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