In the year 2020 Britain is divided into North & South. The Royal Family has been deposed and in its place rule the Knights of God, a harsh militaristic religious order headed by Prior ...
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TV series of British/German origin, and set in the "present" Earth of the 1970s. A planet from another solar system drifts into Earth's system and is detected by some Earth scientists who ... See full summary »
In the year 2020 Britain is divided into North & South. The Royal Family has been deposed and in its place rule the Knights of God, a harsh militaristic religious order headed by Prior Mordrin. But a rebel movement is growing, inspite of Mordrin's brainwashing "re-education" camps, and joining it are two love-struck teenagers, Gervase & Julia, who escape from one of the camps to join a quest to find the rightful King of England, and thus re-establish democracy & order to the land... Written by
This show was fantastic, I have only the vaguest memories of it now, but I remember being gripped at the time, because it was like nothing i'd ever seen before. My parents just wouldn't watch sci-fi, so i missed loads of it, but i used to watch it with my brother whenever i could. But it wasn't really sci-fi, it had this medieval quality, maybe because of all the court politics and religious overtones. I had the novelisation too. The Knights crossed swords symbol is still imprinted in my imagination and i think i'd still be scared even now if i met John Woodvine. Fantastic television, definitely worth a DVD.
In fact, if today's telly people looking to counter or capitalise on Doctor Who's current success made more shows like this and less reheated dross like Primeval or Robin Hood the world would be a better place.
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