The Tomorrow People (1973–1979)
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The Living Skins: A Harmless Fashion 

A shopping trip sees Mike and Hsui Tai purchasing the new bubbleskin jumpsuits. When they subsequently exhibit strange behaviour, the other Tomorrow People wonder if there is more to the new fashion craze than meets the eye.

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Elizabeth
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Mike (as Michael Holoway)
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Hsui Tai
Nigel Rhodes ...
Andrew
Philip Gilbert ...
Tim (voice)
Ralph Lawson ...
Wilton
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A shopping trip for Andrew ends up with new bubbleskin jumpsuits for Hsui Tai and Mike. Trying them on, Mike and Hsui Tai turn aggressive towards the others about getting and donning bubbleskin jumpsuits as well, arousing John's curiosity about this new fashion craze. Studying the fabric, John, Elizabeth and Andrew discover it's a kind of living plastic. Growing signal interference prevents contact with the Galactic Trig, leaving them on their own to deal with the apparent forefront of an alien invasion. To get Mike and Hsui Tai back to normal, there's only one recourse - stun and strip 'em. As John and Elizabeth subsequently investigate the clothing shop (where a trap lays in wait), bubbleskin jumpsuits attack Andrew as he sleeps while guarding over Mike and Hsui Tai. Written by statmanjeff

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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TV-PG
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6 November 1978 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Mike is unconscious when he moves his left arm in closer to his frame. See more »

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Mike: I reckon this one will suit John fine.
Hsui Tai: Do you think that he will be pleased to get a bubbleskin?
Mike: No, but he'll grow very attached to it once he puts it on, and then he'll be like us.
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