Humans (Channel 4 2015 with William Hurt and Colin Morgan)

UK / Channel 4 / 8×60 minute episodes / Broadcast from Sunday 14 June 2015 @ 9.00pm

Creators: Sam Vincent, Jonathan Brackley / Executive Producers: Derek Wax, Henrik Widman, Lars Lundstrom, Jane Featherstone

Scifi drama series. In a present very similar to our own, human like robots aka synths (short for synthetic human) are the latest must have accessory for the modern family. As the series begins Joe and Laura Hawkins purchase a synth despite some serious misgivings from Laura. Designed only to serve and help it seems their Synth may have actually developed feelings.

Meanwhile Dr George Millican has issues with his own synth. He thinks of it as a son and when it develops a malfunction makes the decision to go on the run rather than give “him” up.

A classic Scifi trope is given a new lease of life here.

William Hurt as Dr George Millican
Colin Morgan as Leo
Katherine Parkinson as Laura Hawkins
Gemma Chan as Anita
Tom Goodman-Hill as Joe Hawkins
Ivanno Jeremiah as Max
Will Tudor as Odi
Neil Maskell as DS Pete Drummond
Ruth Bradley as DI Karen Voss
Jill Halfpenny as Jill Drummond
Jack Derges as Simon
Rebecca Front as Vera
Danny Webb as Hobb
Pixie Davies as Sophie Hawkins
Theo Stevenson as Toby Hawkins
Lucy Carless as Mattie Hawkins
Manpreet Bachu as Harun Khan
Emily Berrington as Nisha
Jonathan Aris as Robert
Krishnan Guru-Murthy as Himself