Sci-fi thriller about the takeover of earth by alien tripods. The conquerers start controlling human minds, but not until after they reach the age of sixteen. Two boys seek to end the ... See full summary »
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John Shackley ...
 Will Parker (25 episodes, 1984-1985)
Ceri Seel ...
 Beanpole (17 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jim Baker ...
 Henry Parker (15 episodes, 1984-1985)
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Sci-fi thriller about the takeover of earth by alien tripods. The conquerers start controlling human minds, but not until after they reach the age of sixteen. Two boys seek to end the terror. Written by Carin Mayfield <snc417@new-ls.lightspeed.net>

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Music was composed by Ken Freeman, who also composed the theme tunes to Casualty (1986) and Holby City (1999). His score for the unmade series three is on the DVD. See more »

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Referenced in Spaced: Gatherings (1999) See more »

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A sci-fi classic for all ages.
4 September 2008 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I have both series on DVD and every time I want a really decent sci-fi fix, I stick them on, sit back and watch as three lads make their way across a post apocalyptic UK and France. The special effects still hold up today and when I was 10 years old glued to the screen every week I remember wishing I could be Will making a stand against the mysterious and terrifying Tripods. Of course there are negatives such as the prolonged stay in the Château de Ricardo and the fact you don't get to see the Tripods much in most of the first series but for fans like me the positives far outweigh the negatives. This is a classic series and I whole heartedly recommend it to anyone....I wish I was watching it again for the first time through the eyes of a ten year old.


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