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The Invisible Man 

A scientist named Griffin invents a way to change his body's refractive index and thus becomes invisible. He uses the opportunity to carry out random acts of violence.






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Complete series cast summary:
Pip Donaghy Pip Donaghy ...  Griffin - The Invisible Man 6 episodes, 1984
David Gwillim ...  Dr. Samuel Kemp 3 episodes, 1984
Lila Kaye ...  Mrs. Jenny Hall 3 episodes, 1984
Ron Pember Ron Pember ...  Mr. George Hall 3 episodes, 1984
Merelina Kendall ...  Lucy 3 episodes, 1984
Gerald James Gerald James ...  Dr. Edward Cuss 3 episodes, 1984
Michael Sheard ...  Rev. Edward Bunting 3 episodes, 1984
Frank Middlemass ...  Thomas Marvel 2 episodes, 1984
Jonathan Adams ...  Teddy Henfrey 2 episodes, 1984
Roy Holder ...  Sandy Wadgers 2 episodes, 1984
Bernard Stone Bernard Stone ...  Shop Owner 2 episodes, 1984
John Quarmby ...  Constable Charlie Jaffers 2 episodes, 1984
Helen Gold Helen Gold ...  Rose 2 episodes, 1984
Anna Wing Anna Wing ...  Mrs. Sarah Roberts 2 episodes, 1984
Nigel Gregory Nigel Gregory ...  Youth 2 episodes, 1984
Rachael Heaton-Armstrong Rachael Heaton-Armstrong ...  Girl 2 episodes, 1984


A scientist named Griffin invents a way to change his body's refractive index and thus becomes invisible. He uses the opportunity to carry out random acts of violence.

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Drama | Sci-Fi







Release Date:

10 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Людина-невидимка See more »


Box Office


$700,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


(3 parts) | (6 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Re-edited from 6x30 minutes to 3x60 minutes for overseas sale. See more »


Version of Chelovek-nevidimka (1984) See more »

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Short-lived but scary
15 July 2013 | by Chase_WitherspoonSee all my reviews

Atmospheric, scary little series brings the Invisible Man into the modern era through Donaghy's revision as the scientist who discovers the secret to transparency, then loses the ability to reverse the procedure. The series is devoted to his desperate attempts to identify a cure, before his mind deteriorates. Donaghy spends the series cloaked in a trench-coat, hat and bandaged face, his voice the only clue to his identity.

This series ran on the ABC in Australia in the mid eighties and while the staging was a little claustrophobic by virtue of the theatre like set design, the music was haunting and the tone was always tense and nightmarish. While it only lasted a dozen or so episodes, the ending was both fitting in resolving Donaghy's affliction, and equally, somewhat shocking in deciding his fate. Not the upbeat climax some might expect, yet appropriate of the rather dark mood that prevailed. Brief but memorable and worth a look.

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