Des Kinvig, owner of a backstreet electrical repair shop and part-time UFO nut, discovers that one of his customers, the beautiful but fiery Miss Griffin, is really an emissary from the ...
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A research team from an electronics company move into an old Victorian house to start work on finding a new recording medium. When team member Jill Greeley witnesses a ghost, team director ... See full summary »
In the near future, civilisation has broken down to the barest fragment of recognisable life. Young people are forming gangs and dominating the wrecks of cities like London. But the ... See full summary »
When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go ... See full summary »
A series of six effective and concise chillers commissioned by ATV from producer Nicholas Palmer and writer Nigel Kneale - who had just left as a staff writer for the BBC - transmitted on ... See full summary »
An edited for theaters version of the 1979 Quatermass four part mini-series set in near future. Professor Quatermass must save his granddaughter from the clutches of a popular and sinister cult "Planet People" that "performs raptures".
Professor Bernard Quatermass, Director General of the British Experimental Rocket Group, launches the first manned space flight from Australia. A malfunction sends the rocket and its three ... See full summary »
Gerald and Susannah, an affluent young couple, inspect a shabby town house for sale. Gerald has plans to renovate it and sell it on for a big profit. But their expedition quickly turns into... See full summary »
Des Kinvig, owner of a backstreet electrical repair shop and part-time UFO nut, discovers that one of his customers, the beautiful but fiery Miss Griffin, is really an emissary from the Planet Mercury who has come to Earth to help prevent an invasion by the evil alien Xux... or is it all part of Des's fevered imagination? Written by
At the end credits of all seven episodes, the message 'Vicky Loves Jerry' appears amongst the cryptic hieroglyphic text that morphs into the names of the cast and crew. This can only be viewed by slowing down the DVD frame by frame, as the morphing is quick. To whom this message is referring to, is uncertain. See more »
It's sad that so few people remember this program. Maybe because there were only seven episodes -it was canceled and as I remember the final episodes were moved to a very late slot. So many comedies rely on the same formula that the odd ones out stick in the mind even decades after they were shown. The depiction of the electrical repair shop was very realistic and the scenery on the alien planet was OK despite the obviously low budget. I remember the program with affection perhaps at some stage it would have had to be revealed whether Kinvig was actually being abducted or it was in his mind and that would have effectively been the end of the joke.
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