Play for Today (1970–1984)
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The Flipside of Dominick Hide 

Dominick Hide, a time traveller from the year 2130, is studying the London transport system of 1980. Time travellers are supposed to be observers, and are strictly forbidden to land their ... See full summary »

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Dominick Hide
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Jane
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Ava
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Caleb Line
Trevor Ray ...
Alaric
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Great Aunt Mavis
Jean Trend ...
Helda
Timothy Davies ...
Jim Bone
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Felix
Bernadette Shortt ...
Midge
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Harry
Bill Gavin ...
Brian
David Griffin ...
Carl
Karl Howman ...
Geoffrey
Jenny Donnison ...
Carole
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Dominick Hide, a time traveller from the year 2130, is studying the London transport system of 1980. Time travellers are supposed to be observers, and are strictly forbidden to land their flying saucers. One time traveller who broke this rule accidentally killed a dog, changing history and causing many future people to disappear. Inspired by his Great Aunt Mavis, Dominick decides to find his great great grandfather. He begins to land in 1980, where his strange clothes and speech make him seem an eccentric oddball. His quest brings him into contact with beautiful boutique owner Jane, and they fall in love. As Dominick's visits become more frequent and more prolonged, he increasingly risks his indiscretion being discovered by his boss, Caleb Line, and every moment he spends in the past increases the danger that he will catastrophically change the future. Written by Anonymous

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9 December 1980 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The soundtrack features several Beatles songs, including "Yesterday", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "Here Comes the Sun". By a quirk of fate, this production was originally broadcast on December 9, 1980, one day after John Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman. See more »

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Referenced in Did You See..?: Episode #1.7 (1980) See more »

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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
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Composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
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Excellent Sci-fi classic, great plot & decor. This should be re-released.
1 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

What an excellent BBC Screen Two - Play for Today production.

This should be re-released, I can still remember watching this program, which won great praise? Why it has not been re-released who knows? It should be.

There is a campaign to re-release this onto DVD.

Set in the year 2030, excellent play, with elements of time travel, UFO's, great decor.


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