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They Came From Somewhere Else (Channel 4 1884, Pete McCarthy, Rebecca Stevens)

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They Came From Somewhere Else

Unusual scifi sitcom They Came From Somewhere Else was from the early days of Channel 4. In it the new town of Middleford is taken over by aliens.

The show was based on a stage production by the same people and spoofed lots of scifi and horror tropes.

production details
UK / Channel 4 – TVS / 6×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 14 July – 18 August 1984 Saturdays 10.00pm

Writer: Cliff Hanger (aka The Cast) / Producer: John Dale / Director: Jim Hill

cast
Robin Driscoll as The Stranger
Tony Haase as Martin
Pete McCarthy as Colin
Rebecca Stevens as Wendy
Paddy Fletcher as The “They’re Coming” Man
Hilda Braid as Mrs Maynard
Tamsin Heatley as Shauna
Peter Leabourne as Anthony
David Gale as Sergeant
Patti Bee as Professor
Ella Wilder as WPC Julie

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