In the lonely Scottish highlands, a small band of military personnel fight a desperate battle against a formidable alien intruder to prevent an invasion of the Earth.

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 Flight Lt. Chris Drake (6 episodes, 1998)
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 Maj. General David Reece / ... (6 episodes, 1998)
Eric Jorrin ...
 RAF Field OP (6 episodes, 1998)
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 Dr Amanda Tucker (6 episodes, 1998)
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 Dr. Thompson (6 episodes, 1998)
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 Nick Shay (5 episodes, 1998)
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 Lt. Charles Terrell (4 episodes, 1998)
Laura Harling ...
 Emily Tucker (3 episodes, 1998)
Nicola Buckingham ...
 Echo (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Squadron Leader Helen Knox (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Detective Sgt. Rebecca Holland (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Jenny Marchant (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Air Marshal Bentley (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Nurse Louise Reynolds (2 episodes, 1998)
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One normal night over the Scottish highlands, Flt. Lt. Chris Drake (Vincent Regan) was scrambled and shot down an unidentified flying object little knowing the consequences of this rash act of bravado. At the same time Dr. Amanda Tucker ('Maggie O'Neill') and her assistant Nick Shay ('Paul Shay') were monitoring the sky for intelligent forms of communication and detected much more than they bargained for. The search for the downed aircraft led to the discovery of Lt. Charles Terrell (Anton Lesser), who subsequently turned out to be an army officer who went missing in 1945. After initial reticence Lt. Terrell started to reveal his story about the peaceable Echo's who had abducted him years ago and an ancient, merciless enemy, the nD's, who sought to enslave the Echo's for their own evil purposes. As his story unfolds and the evidence of Dr. Tucker's observations and the construction of the alien spacecraft lends credence to it, the nightmarish prospect of a full scale invasion of the ... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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111 Squadron, whose aircraft were used in the series, was the forerunner to the RAF's Aerobatic Display Team, 'The Red Arrows'. In 1957, two years after the squadron were equipped with the Hawker Hunter, they became the RAF's only official display team (previously, many squadrons had their own display team). Starting with 4 aircraft, their squadron comander, Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Topp first increased it to 5 aircraft and, by the time of the Farnborough Airshow in 1957, a 9-ship display team had been formed. Because their aircraft were painted black, and after a journalist called them 'Les Fleches Noires' at that years' Paris Air Show, they became known as 'The Black Arrows'. At the Farnborough show the following year (1958), Sqn Ldr Topp helped create a Guinness World Record by looping 22 Hawker Hunters in formation, a record that is yet to be broken. See more »

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Not as bad as everybody makes out
4 May 2003 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

Lots of people have made this series out to be truly awful, and the bad press made sure that it was never given a second series, which is a shame because I really wanted to know what was going to happen next. It wasn't brilliant definately, but it had something compelling which made me tune in week after week. About as good as post-Mulder X-Files, 8/10


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