Ilea is an old space craft cruising around the Jupiter system, and functioning as a university. This is the story of its crew and students.

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Series cast summary:
Anna Pernicci ...  Anna Begani 88 episodes, 1990-1996
Nicola Wright ...  Victoria Frobisher / ... 72 episodes, 1990-1996
Charlotte Martin Charlotte Martin ...  Petra 56 episodes, 1990-1996
Anna Chancellor ...  Mercedes Page 50 episodes, 1990-1996
Suzy Cooper Suzy Cooper ...  Melody Shaw 50 episodes, 1990-1996
Phil Willmott Phil Willmott ...  Finbow Lewis 50 episodes, 1990-1996
Daniel Beales ...  Daniel Wetherby 49 episodes, 1990-1996
Richard Derrington Richard Derrington ...  Professor Brelan 45 episodes, 1990-1996
Karen Murden Karen Murden ...  Sara Robbins 40 episodes, 1990-1996
Ashley Russell Ashley Russell ...  Jean-François Baul 40 episodes, 1990
Andy Rashleigh ...  Eliot Creasy 36 episodes, 1990


Ilea is an old space craft cruising around the Jupiter system, and functioning as a university. This is the story of its crew and students. Written by Stefan Ervik <>

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26 March 1990 (UK) See more »

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(115 episodes)


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Mercedes Page: Alright if I go and have a look at this new bloke you've found?
Finbow Lewis: Why? What do you want him for?
Mercedes Page: What do you *think* I want a man for, sweetheart?
Finbow Lewis: He's still unconcious!
Mercedes Page: Oh - well that wouldn't be any good, would it? Perhaps I'll wait for an hour or so!
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Sometimes interesting but mostly abysmal
1 July 2009 | by Andre RaymondSee all my reviews

Despite a cast that does their level best and a very brave and interesting concept, this series is an abysmal horror.

I borrowed the first DVD box set of 30 odd episodes and forced myself to wade through it. Why? I haven't the slightest notion. The effects are below bad and the canned music (what there is of it) cheap and overblown. The costumes are ugly and tawdry (with few exceptions) and the scripts are ho-hum.

The art design of the actual ship ILEA sometimes shows promise and originality, but more often just looks like the sets were built with the lowest value possible.

And yet... There is the cast of unknowns who are fighting to bring depth and humanity to their characters... I was sad to see that most of their careers ended with this horrible little series.

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