In The Invisible Man Dr Peter Brady is busy conducting experiments into light refraction when he is accidentally rendered invisible, when he realises he is unable to regain his visibility he decides it gives him the perfect opportunity to do good. He becomes a special agent for the government able to get into places that other agents can’t, he also acts as something of a general aide to the police and people in need too.
To take on any semblance of a human form Brady has to swaddle himself up in bandages and the series made much play of never revealing the identity of the actor playing Brady although his voice was provided by Tim Turner (he of the legendary Tim Turner’s Narration), also keep an eye out for a very young Deborah Watling as Brady’s niece Sally.
Made in 1958 and shot on film the special effects look somewhat obvious now but back in their day they were clearly cutting edge, check out the self smoking cigarette and the self drinking glass of water for proof!
UK / ITV – ATV / 26×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 1958-1959
Creator and Producer: Ralph Smart / Music: Sidney John Key
ANONY MOUS as Dr Peter Brady
TIM TURNER as Voice of Dr Peter Brady
LISA DANIELY as Diane Brady
DEBORAH WATLING as Sally Brady
ERNEST CLARK as Colonel Ward