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The Tomorrow People: Season 5: Episode 6 -- Jake sends John to kill Liz but being forced to go against the Tomorrow People's nature causes him to return to normal.John and Liz realise that if Mike plays Sogguth's drum on live television then Sogguth will be released into the world.


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30 April 1973 (UK) See more »
The Tomorrow People are British teens who have special powers. They can communicate to each other using telepathy... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 119)
Nicholas Young ... John (68 episodes, 1973-1979)
Philip Gilbert ... Tim / ... (66 episodes, 1973-1979)
Elizabeth Adare ... Elizabeth (50 episodes, 1974-1979)
Peter Vaughan-Clarke ... Stephen (46 episodes, 1973-1977)
Michael Holoway ... Mike (29 episodes, 1975-1979)

Series Directed by
Roger Damon Price (17 episodes, 1973-1976)
Vic Hughes (16 episodes, 1975-1979)
Paul Bernard (9 episodes, 1973)
Stan Woodward (9 episodes, 1975-1978)
Leon Thau (5 episodes, 1975-1978)
Darrol Blake (4 episodes, 1974)
Dennis Kirkland (3 episodes, 1975)
Richard Mervyn (2 episodes, 1977)
Gabrielle Beaumont (2 episodes, 1978)
Peter Webb (2 episodes, 1978)
Peter Yolland (2 episodes, 1978)
Series Writing credits
Roger Damon Price (64 episodes, 1973-1979)
Brian Finch (13 episodes, 1973)
Jon Watkins (4 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
Ruth Boswell .... producer (39 episodes, 1973-1975)
Vic Hughes .... producer (22 episodes, 1977-1979)
Roger Damon Price .... producer (16 episodes, 1973-1976)
Series Original Music by
Brian Hodgson (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Tony O'Toole (8 episodes, 1978)
Dan Carter (5 episodes, 1973)
Nigel Hoban (4 episodes, 1978)
Sean Fullerton (4 episodes, 1979)
Series Casting by
Gwladys Jenks (16 episodes, 1978-1979)
Series Production Design by
Harry Clark (13 episodes, 1973)
Michael Minas (13 episodes, 1974)
Philip Blowers (13 episodes, 1975)
David Richens (10 episodes, 1977-1978)
Peter Elliott (7 episodes, 1975-1976)
Gordon Toms (5 episodes, 1978)
John Plant (4 episodes, 1979)
Allan Cameron (2 episodes, 1978)
Martyn Hebert (2 episodes, 1978)
Series Costume Design by
Pam Doolan (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jan Rowell (7 episodes, 1975-1976)
Allard Tobin (2 episodes, 1977)
Series Makeup Department
Joan Barrett .... makeup supervisor (8 episodes, 1978)
Anne Edwards .... makeup (4 episodes, 1979)
Audrey Prodrick .... makeup supervisor (2 episodes, 1978)
Gilly Wakeford .... makeup supervisor (2 episodes, 1978)
Sue Ignatius .... makeup (2 episodes, 1979)
Series Art Department
Jerome Gask .... graphics / graphic designer (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jim Gask .... graphic designer (2 episodes, 1978)

Andy Armstrong .... props (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
David Crozier .... film sound (5 episodes, 1978)
Brian Hibbert .... sound supervisor (4 episodes, 1978)
Brian Moray .... sound supervisor (4 episodes, 1978)
Tony Dawe .... film sound / sound recordist (3 episodes, 1973-1979)
Brian Rendell .... film sound (2 episodes, 1978)
Ron Thomas .... film sound (2 episodes, 1978)
Mike Westlake .... sound supervisor (2 episodes, 1978)
Peter Willcocks .... sound supervisor (2 episodes, 1978)
Julian Ford .... sound supervisor (2 episodes, 1979)
Stan Lee .... sound supervisor (2 episodes, 1979)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Reed .... lighting director (10 episodes, 1978)
Peter Howell .... senior camera operator (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Paul Stripp .... vision controller / vision control (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Dick Bayley .... film camera (5 episodes, 1973)
Albert Almond .... senior camera operator (4 episodes, 1978)
Bill Marley .... vision control (4 episodes, 1978)
Bob Simmons .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1979)
Nick Hale .... film camera / camera operator (3 episodes, 1978)
Bill Braine .... film camera (2 episodes, 1978)
Peter Coombs .... senior camera operator (2 episodes, 1978)
Roy Easton .... senior camera operator (2 episodes, 1978)
Peter George .... film camera (2 episodes, 1978)
Peter Goodwin .... animation camera operator (2 episodes, 1978)
Allen Harradine .... vision controller (2 episodes, 1978)
Malcolm Harrison .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1978)
Dudley Lovell .... film camera (2 episodes, 1978)
Bob Mason .... vision control (2 episodes, 1978)
Peter Bower .... vision controller (2 episodes, 1979)
Peter Lang .... film camera (2 episodes, 1979)
Chas Watts .... senior camera operator (2 episodes, 1979)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Kelly .... costumes (4 episodes, 1973)
Lyn Harvey .... costume supervisor (4 episodes, 1978)
Series Editorial Department
Colin Bocking .... editor: video tape (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Fred Turner .... editor: video tape (5 episodes, 1978)
Nick Bigsby .... vision mixer (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Peter Boffin .... vision mixer (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Martin Perrett .... vision mixer (4 episodes, 1978)
Peter Phillips .... vision mixer (4 episodes, 1978)
Dave Lewinton .... editor: video tape (3 episodes, 1978)
Series Music Department
Dudley Simpson .... composer: title music (68 episodes, 1973-1979)
Series Other crew
Christopher Evans .... scientific advisor (68 episodes, 1973-1979)
Mary Douglass .... stage manager (8 episodes, 1978)
Myles MacMahon .... stage manager (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Len Whitcher .... film research (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ruth Boswell .... script editor (5 episodes, 1975-1976)
David Downing .... floor manager (4 episodes, 1978)
Dave Sparks .... operational supervisor (4 episodes, 1978)
John White-Jones .... operational supervisor (4 episodes, 1978)
Mike Adams .... floor manager (4 episodes, 1979)
Sheila Kinany .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1979)
Norman Beardsley .... puppeteer (2 episodes, 1978)
Sandra Brett .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1978)
Simon Carlton .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1978)
Nigel Cook .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1978)
Campbell Keenan .... operational supervisor (2 episodes, 1978)
John Lopes .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1978)
Barbara Mitchell .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1978)
Liz Monkton .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1978)
Del Randall .... operational supervisor (2 episodes, 1978)
Nora Stapleton .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1978)
Patrick Vance .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1978)
Bruce Englefield .... studio supervisor (2 episodes, 1979)
Peter Groome .... studio supervisor (2 episodes, 1979)

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USA:30 min (68 episodes)

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Actor 'Nicolas Young (I)' confessed in the DVD commentary that he got the role of "John" because he cheated. He was working part time for his agent at the time and when he saw the breakdowns for the role of "John" and thought he'd be perfect for that role. Nicolas was responsible for sending over the head shots and resumes of several actors to be considered the role of John. So, Nicolas would send 1 head shot and resume of each actor (his competition for the role he wanted) and 12 of his own head shots and resumes as well. Although that's in the gray area of ethics - it did get him an audition and 2 call backs. The directors weren't too keen on Nicolas, but seeing as he was the only actor over the age of 18, they compromised on their idea of the perfect "John" and eventually cast Nicolas for the part.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the episode "The Vanishing Earth", the Spidron (who is supposed to be a plant creature) is having a conversation with Steen and turns his head, revealing the actor's human head underneath the Spidron's hood.See more »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A good children's Science fiction show!, 25 March 2006
Author: peter-faizey from United Kingdom

The Tomorrow People debuted in March 1973 and was mean't to be an answer to the BBC's Doctor Who but curiously was shown on a Monday instead of Doctor Who's Saturday. It followed the adventures of several teenagers who were the first to gain telepathic powers in the next stages of human evolution. Nicholas Young was cast as John and remained with the series until it ended in 1979. Peter Vaughan Clarke was also one of the first to join the series as well as their computer Tim, voiced by the late Philip Gilbert. Elizabeth Adare joined in Season 2 and she was certainly one of the finest characters in the series alongside John. The show became very popular and ran for 6 years with eight series being produced and shown on ITV. The series certainly has it's classics and the writing by Roger Price (also the series creator) was alway's very good. Strong episodes include 'The Blue and the Green' and 'Vanishing Earth' but to me the ultimate classic is the 1978 two parter 'The Living Skins' (also Nicholas Young's favourite) featuring the Bulboids. To me this story had everything. Good humour, excellent (if funny) aliens, but more importantly despite this it was still very menacing something which I felt earlier stories never maintained. Later 'Tomorrow People' include, Andrew Forbes, Mike (played by Flintlock Drummer Mike Holoway) and Hsui Tai (she tried bless her!) and the series went out on a high in 1979 with 'War of the Empires'. The Tomorrow People remains a science fiction classic which came number 8 of the top ten sci-fi programme on Channel4 in 2001. The series really disappeared apart from some video releases in 1991 until 2001 when DVD releases of the series began to be produced by Revelation films. The commentaries are truly excellent with the wonderfully cynical Nicholas Young providing a lot of laughs. Big Finish productions are now also making new 'Tomorrow People' audio dramas. In conclusion, although 'The Tomorrow People' was sometimes quite shallow and certainly not a patch on Doctor Who it did provide science fiction thirsty children with some excellent stories and perhaps more importantly a good laugh! The show was packed full of humour throughout it's six year run. Certainly a good series, and one among the science fiction greats.

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