In scifi drama Invasion: Earth Flight Lt Chris Drake sets off a major chain reaction when he shoots down a UFO over the Scottish Highlands. With an alien life form aboard confirming the existence of life on other planets the whole world is interested – in particular the RAF and NATO. The bigger picture though is an ongoing war between two alien races – The Echoes and the nDs.
Pushed to the outside of the drama that is unfolding Chris joins forces with scientist Amanda Tucker who works for SETI (real life organisation the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) and the slight sinister Lt Charles Todd. The aim – to stop an all out alien take over happening to Earth.
An early outing for brilliant writer Jed Mercurio, better known these days for his crime drama Line Of Duty. Lavish of budget and with plenty of special effects Invasion: Earth was perhaps a little too complex for it’s own good.
The series was a co-production between the BBC and the SCIFI Channel in the US.
UK / BBC One – BBC Scotland – Sci-Fi Channel / 6×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 8 May – 12 June 1998
Writer: Jed Mercurio / Executive Producer: Andrea Calderwood / Producers: Jed Mercurio, Chrissy Skins
Vincent Regan as Flight Lieutenant Chris Drake
Maggie O’Neill as Doctor Amanda Tucker
Fred Ward as Major General David Reece
Phyllis Logan as Squadron Leader Helen Knox
Anton Lesser as Lieutenant Charles Terrell
Chris Fairbank as Wing Commander Friday
Jo Dow as Flight Lieutenant Jim Radcliffe
Paul J. Medford as Nick Shaw
1. THE LAST WAR (8 May 98)
2. THE FOURTH DIMENSION (15 May 98)
3. ONLY THE DEAD (22 May 98)
4. THE FALL OF MAN (29 May 98)
5. THE BATTLE MORE COSTLY (5 Jun 98)
6. THE SHATERER OF WORLDS (12 Jun 98)
Clochemerle (BBC-2 1972, Cyril Cusack, Roy Dotrice)
Period sitcom, based on a novel by Gabriel Chevallier that was adapted by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, that saw the French villagers of Clochemerle kick up a fuss over plans to install a new toilet.
CYRIL CUSACK as Major Piechut
ROY DOTRICE as Ponosse
KENNETH GRIFFITH as Ernest Tafardel
WENDY HILLER as Justine Putet
HUGH GRIFFITH as Alexandre Bourdillat
BERNARD BRESSLAW as Nicholas the Beadle
MADELINE SMITH as Hortase Girodet
GEORGINA MOON as Rose Biraque
PETER USTINOV as Narrator
Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Novel: Gabriel Chevallier
Producer: Michael Mills
Network and Production Companies: BBC Two – Bavaria
Duration: 9×30 minute episodes
Aired From: 18 February – 14 April 1972 Fridays at 10.05pm
Clairvoyant, The (BBC-2 1986, Roy Kinnear, Sandra Dickinson)
In Roy Clarke penned sitcom The Clairvoyant used car salesman Arnold Bristow is knocked down in a car accident and suddenly finds himself with psychic powers – or so he believes. There was a pilot broadcast 27 Nov 1984.
ROY KINNEAR as Arnold Bristow
SANDRA DICKINSON as Lily
HUGH LLOYD as Burma
SHAUN CURRY as Newton
GLYNIS BROOKS as Dawn
CARMEL CRYAN as Carmen
Writer: Roy Clarke
Producer and Director: Alan J.W. Bell
Network and Production Companies: BBC-2
Duration: 6×30 minute episodes
Aired From: Pilot – 27 November 1984 and Series – 15 May – 19 June 1986
Christmas Princess (UP 2017, Nicole Munoz, Zak Santiago)
Christmas Princess is the true story of Donaly Marquez who, through a childhood of neglect and abuse, achieved her dream of becoming a rose bowl princess. An inspirational story of resilience, strength and finding a family to call your own.
Nicole Muñoz as Donaly Marquez
Rosa Blasi as Sara
Zak Santiago as Ignacio Marquez
Olivia Steele Falconer as Emily Marquez
Jaedon Siewert as Abraham Marquez
Lina Renna as Young Donaly
Paloma Kwiatkowski as Chloe
Ty Wood as Trent
Pendo Muema as Monique
Kalyn Miles as Maria
Kaaren de Zilva as Roberta
Garfield Wilson as Dr. Miller
Clay St. Thomas as Judge #1
Patti Allan as Judge #2
Natalie von Rotsburg as Judge #3
Director: Allan Harmon
Writer: Tracy Andreen
Network and Production Companies: UP
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: Sunday 10 December 2017
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