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"Play for Today" The Flipside of Dominick Hide (1980)

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Original Air Date:
9 December 1980 (Season 11, Episode 8)
Dominick Hide, a time traveller from the year 2130, is studying the London transport system of 1980... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Excellent Sci-fi classic, great plot & decor. This should be re-released. See more (18 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Peter Firth ... Dominick Hide

Caroline Langrishe ... Jane

Pippa Guard ... Ava

Patrick Magee ... Caleb Line
Trevor Ray ... Alaric

Sylvia Coleridge ... Great Aunt Mavis
Jean Trend ... Helda
Timothy Davies ... Jim Bone

Denis Lawson ... Felix
Bernadette Shortt ... Midge

Tony Melody ... Harry
Bill Gavin ... Brian
David Griffin ... Carl
Karl Howman ... Geoffrey
Jenny Donnison ... Carole

Michael Carter ... 1st Youth

Phil Davis ... Tosh (as Philip Davis)

Mark Wingett ... 3rd Youth

Nicholas McArdle ... Policeman
Sylvia Brayshay ... Ida
Colin Cunningham ... Gordon
David Beale ... Barman
Gary Bramble ... Jonathan
Sarah Carthy ... Anxious mother

Ysanne Churchman ... Soo (voice)
Myrtle Devenish ... Market woman
James Gilbey ... George
Andrew MacLachlan ... Commuter
Jason Savage ... Young Dominick
Robert Spencer ... Hologram musician
Roderick Skeaping ... Hologram musician
Andrew van der Beek ... Hologram musician (as Andrew Van Der Beek)
Mitchell Dalton ... Guitarist

Episode Crew
Directed by
Alan Gibson 
Writing credits
Jeremy Paul (written by) and
Alan Gibson (written by)

Alan Gibson (idea)

Produced by
Chris Cherry .... producer
Film Editing by
David Martin 
Production Design by
Roger Murray-Leach 
Costume Design by
Rosalind Ebbutt 
Makeup Department
Dorka Nieradzik .... makeup artist
Production Management
Geoffrey Paget .... unit production manager
Art Department
Ray Ogden .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Ron Brown .... sound
Richard Chubb .... sound
Special Effects by
Peter Kersey .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Dave Jervis .... video effects
Peter Wragg .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
John Green .... lighting technician
Dave Mutton .... senior camera operator
Nigel Walters .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Dennis Collett .... editor: video tape
Jim Stephens .... vision mixer
Other crew
Joanna Gueritz .... assistant floor manager
Rod Litherland .... technical manager
Peter Rose .... assistant floor manager
Andrew Whitman .... production assistant
Glenys Williams .... assistant to director
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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This episode takes place in 2130 and 1980.See more »
Movie Connections:
Here Comes the SunSee more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Sci-fi classic, great plot & decor. This should be re-released., 1 November 2001
Author: Keith McCoy ( from United Kingdom

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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