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Timeslip: Season 1: Episode 26 -- Part 6 - Returning to the present day, Liz is kidnapped.


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2 October 1970 (UK) See more »
Simon and Liz were teenage friends who fell into a time hole and found themselves trapped in various periods of the 20th century... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 31)
Cheryl Burfield ... Liz Skinner (26 episodes, 1970-1971)
Spencer Banks ... Simon Randall (26 episodes, 1970-1971)
Denis Quilley ... Commander Charles Traynor (22 episodes, 1970-1971)
Iris Russell ... Jean Skinner (17 episodes, 1970-1971)

Derek Benfield ... Frank Skinner (15 episodes, 1970-1971)
Mary Preston ... Beth Skinner (14 episodes, 1970-1971)
Ian Fairbairn ... Alpha 4 / ... (13 episodes, 1970-1971)

Series Directed by
Peter Jefferies (11 episodes, 1970-1971)
John Cooper (6 episodes, 1970)
Ron Francis (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
David Foster (4 episodes, 1971)
Series Writing credits
James Boswell (26 episodes, 1970-1971)
Ruth Boswell (26 episodes, 1970-1971)
Bruce Stewart (19 episodes, 1970-1971)
Victor Pemberton (7 episodes, 1971)

Series Produced by
John Cooper .... producer (26 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Production Design by
Gerry Roberts (14 episodes, 1970-1971)
Michael Eve (12 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Boultbee .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1971)
Series Music Department
Eduard Ben-Michael .... composer: theme music "Rite de la terre" (26 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Other crew
Ruth Boswell .... script editor (26 episodes, 1970-1971)
Geoffrey Hoyle .... scientific advisor (26 episodes, 1970-1971)

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30 min (26 episodes)

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The production team on "The Sarah Jane Adventures" (2007) paid homage to the series via the title of their second season story "Day of the Clown".See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The future, but now the past, 9 June 2002
Author: geffers from Bletchley

There are four TimeSlip video sets, long out of pring, and the series is currently on DVD with a colour episode (how careless that the original colour tapes have been wiped).

The special effects are quite primitive - but it's the ideas that strike a chord when you watch the stories today. The second and third stories are set in the "future" - of 1970, which is now our past. 1990 must have seemed the distant future back then - long enough for many changes to have happened.

We see ideas that do concern us today - cloning, putting faith in computers, virtual reality, and global warming. Perhaps some borrowed elements, e.g. from The Prisoner - the boy as an adult has just a number in the third story.

It should be said that the series is not by any means perfect. It is slow in places, the acting sometimes is a bit creaky, and Liz and Simon's parents don't seem to quite be old enough when another 20 years is added on. The 1970 visualisation of a 1990 computer was always unlikely to be correctly guessed, after all pocket calculators were a few years off, and home computers in any form were easily eight years away.

The first story, set in World War II, has some genuinely inspired moments, and the story as a whole is never completely finished - I think there was always a possibility of them coming back for a fifth series.

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