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Tom Ward ...
 H. G. Wells (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Dean Frederick Masterman (6 episodes, 2001)
Matthew Cottle ...
 Whittaker (6 episodes, 2001)
Katy Carmichael ...
 Jane Robins (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Ellen McGillvray (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Professor Gibberne (5 episodes, 2001)
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 Mark Pattison (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Keating (3 episodes, 2001)
William Mannering ...
 Harold (3 episodes, 2001)
Jennie Goossens ...
 Mrs. Clements (3 episodes, 2001)
Jeffry Wickham ...
 Dr. Symonds (3 episodes, 2001)
Michael Fitzgerald ...
 Albert Pyecraft (3 episodes, 2001)
John Bennett ...
 Mr. Jagger (3 episodes, 2001)
Melissa Franklyn ...
 Mobius Secretary (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Arthur Brownlow (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Mark Radcliffe (2 episodes, 2001)
Christopher Routh ...
 Hubbard (2 episodes, 2001)
Stephen Critchlow ...
 William Cave (2 episodes, 2001)
Tilly Vosburgh ...
 Rosa Cave (2 episodes, 2001)
Ben Ridgeway ...
 Billy (2 episodes, 2001)
Royce Ryton ...
 Simon Todd (2 episodes, 2001)
Ian Gain ...
 Mr. Henderson (2 episodes, 2001)
Saskia Butler ...
 1st Pretty Girl (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Sidney Davidson (2 episodes, 2001)
Graham Turner ...
 Skinner (2 episodes, 2001)
Colin Prockter ...
 Mr. Perkins, Foreman (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Sam (2 episodes, 2001)
Philip McGough ...
 Jacoby Wace (2 episodes, 2001)
Stephen Churchett ...
 Clergyman (2 episodes, 2001)
Jane Nash ...
 Asylum Nurse (2 episodes, 2001)
John Baddeley ...
 Butler Hodges (2 episodes, 2001)
Jeff Nuttall ...
 Bellows (2 episodes, 2001)
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 2nd Card Player / ... (2 episodes, 2001)
Georgine Anderson ...
 Miss Price / ... (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Woman at Pharmacist's (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Violet (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Foreign Secretary (2 episodes, 2001)
Veronica Clifford ...
 Patrician Woman (2 episodes, 2001)
Eddie Cooper ...
 Cheeky Student (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Atkins / ... (2 episodes, 2001)
Hugh Dickson ...
 Opposition MP (2 episodes, 2001)
Donald Douglas ...
 Chairman at Praecentors (2 episodes, 2001)
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 War Minister (2 episodes, 2001)
Christopher Greet ...
 Club Servant Jones (2 episodes, 2001)
Jamie Lee ...
 Naval Officer (2 episodes, 2001)
Robert Morgan ...
 Captain Hapgood (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Constable (2 episodes, 2001)
John Ownens ...
 Pharmacist (2 episodes, 2001)
Neville Phillips ...
 Praecentors (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Albert Einstein (2 episodes, 2001)
Jeremy Stockwell ...
 Barber (2 episodes, 2001)
Darren Tunstall ...
 First Man (2 episodes, 2001)
Roger Walker ...
 Custody Sergeant (2 episodes, 2001)
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H.G. Wells foresaw the future in such visionary novels as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. On a night in London in 1946, newspaper reporter Ellen McGillivray arrives at the home of legendary literary figure, Herbert George Wells. Expecting to hear of the events and people who formed his prophetic imagination, she is informed of a world in which known scientific boundaries no longer exist. It begins a half-century earlier at London's Imperial College of Science where Wells meets Jane Robbins, a scientist equally fascinated by unnatural phenomenon, and a woman who immediately captures Wells' heart. Through midnight experiments and secret investigations into the paranormal, through the follies of chance and the miracles of fate, Wells and Robbins find themselves slipping into whirlpools of time, both past and present, they never thought possible. Since this mysterious universe can not be shared with the world, this becomes a wondrous secret that binds them forever. To Wells' ... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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He astonished people with his imagination. He shocked people with his genius. He'll mesmerize you with his story. See more »

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excellent miniseries
20 October 2001 | by (Ankara, Turkey) – See all my reviews

I happened to watch this miniseries over the course of two nights on the Hallmark Channel and what a joy it was! The script was very well-done. All the supporting characters were nicely developed with very few light touches. The two main characters of H. G. Wells and his scientist wife were really charming. Their story of courting was told so effectively in parallel with the main storyline of various mysterious events. The period details were faultless and lively. I almost felt I was there with all of them! And the most important of all, the stories themselves (6 in total) gave me the kind of pleasure and fun mixed with curiosity that I used to feel two decades ago as a child, reading Jules Verne books and dreaming of those faraway exotic worlds and adventures. Thanks to everyone involved in this production.


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