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)
Paul J. Medford ...
 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)
Sheila Grier ...
 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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The scene where Maj. Alex Friedkin (Jonathan Coy) makes his 'phenomenon' speech had to have several takes. The RAF personnel couldn't stop giggling at the way the word 'phenomenon' kept being repeated. In fact, during one take, they even chimed up with 'doo-doo-dee-doo-doo', in tribute to (and as a play on) the Muppets 'Mahna Mahna' song. See more »

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A fab Sci-Fi Series if you can over look the bad ending!
14 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this when I was 9 years old in the Uk (Yes I understand I was way below the legal age limit but my dad watched it with me). I really enjoyed this interesting original story which in my opinion had good acting and fantastic special effects (if you consider the year in which it was made). Having looked at some of the other reviews I can understand people's frustration with the ending of this series, I myself even as a 9 year old felt very disappointed that no real answers was given. The reason for this was that there was originally going to be a second series but then BBC went over the budget and were forced to cut down in the next year, I do think that they made a huge mistake in axing this well loved series but any attempts now to revive it would be a taint of it's memory. I would recommend fans of Sci-fi who are looking for something alien and original to watch this although you may have to take the bad ending with a pinch of salt.


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