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Invasion: Earth 

In the lonely Scottish highlands, a small band of military personnel fight a desperate battle against a formidable alien intruder to prevent an invasion of the Earth.

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Jed Mercurio
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Series cast summary:
Vincent Regan ...  Flight Lt. Chris Drake 6 episodes, 1998
Fred Ward ...  Maj. General David Reece / ... 6 episodes, 1998
Eric Jorrin Eric Jorrin ...  RAF Field OP 6 episodes, 1998
Maggie O'Neill ...  Dr Amanda Tucker 6 episodes, 1998
Vivienne Soan ...  Dr. Thompson 6 episodes, 1998
Paul J. Medford Paul J. Medford ...  Nick Shay 5 episodes, 1998
Anton Lesser ...  Lt. Charles Terrell 4 episodes, 1998
Tarquin Shaw-Young Tarquin Shaw-Young ...  RAF Officer 4 episodes, 1998
Laura Harling Laura Harling ...  Emily Tucker 3 episodes, 1998
Nicola Buckingham Nicola Buckingham ...  Echo 2 episodes, 1998
Phyllis Logan ...  Squadron Leader Helen Knox 2 episodes, 1998
Nicola Grier ...  Detective Sgt. Rebecca Holland 2 episodes, 1998
Sheila Grier Sheila Grier ...  Jenny Marchant 2 episodes, 1998
John Shrapnel ...  Air Marshal Bentley 2 episodes, 1998
Zoe Telford ...  Nurse Louise Reynolds 2 episodes, 1998
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One normal night over the Scottish highlands, Flt. Lt. Chris Drake (Vincent Regan) was scrambled and shot down an unidentified flying object little knowing the consequences of this rash act of bravado. At the same time Dr. Amanda Tucker ('Maggie O'Neill') and her assistant Nick Shay ('Paul Shay') were monitoring the sky for intelligent forms of communication and detected much more than they bargained for. The search for the downed aircraft led to the discovery of Lt. Charles Terrell (Anton Lesser), who subsequently turned out to be an army officer who went missing in 1945. After initial reticence Lt. Terrell started to reveal his story about the peaceable Echo's who had abducted him years ago and an ancient, merciless enemy, the nD's, who sought to enslave the Echo's for their own evil purposes. As his story unfolds and the evidence of Dr. Tucker's observations and the construction of the alien spacecraft lends credence to it, the nightmarish prospect of a full scale invasion of the ... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

8 December 1998 (USA) See more »

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Célpont: a Föld See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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The aircraft used were from 111(F) Squadron, Royal Air Force, based at RAF Leuchars near St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. The scenes in the first episode were actually filmed in the squadron's aircrew and aircraft hardened buildings. See more »

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Not as bad as everybody makes out
4 May 2003 | by lord_abaddonSee all my reviews

Lots of people have made this series out to be truly awful, and the bad press made sure that it was never given a second series, which is a shame because I really wanted to know what was going to happen next. It wasn't brilliant definately, but it had something compelling which made me tune in week after week. About as good as post-Mulder X-Files, 8/10


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