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They Came from Somewhere Else 

The new town of Middleford is taken over by aliens. Not quite a sitcom or a sketch comedy but it fell somewhere in between.






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Series cast summary:
Robin Driscoll Robin Driscoll ...  The stranger 6 episodes, 1984
Tony Haase Tony Haase ...  Martin 6 episodes, 1984
Pete McCarthy Pete McCarthy ...  Colin 6 episodes, 1984
Rebecca Stevens Rebecca Stevens ...  Wendy 6 episodes, 1984
Paddy Fletcher Paddy Fletcher ...  The 'They're coming' man 4 episodes, 1984
Tamsin Heatley ...  Shauna 4 episodes, 1984
Patti Bee Patti Bee ...  Professor 3 episodes, 1984
Peter Leabourne Peter Leabourne ...  Anthony 3 episodes, 1984
Hilda Braid Hilda Braid ...  Mrs. Maynard / ... 3 episodes, 1984
Harry Ditson ...  1st GI 3 episodes, 1984
Tyrone Huggins Tyrone Huggins ...  2nd GI 3 episodes, 1984


The new town of Middleford is taken over by aliens. Not quite a sitcom or a sketch comedy but it fell somewhere in between.

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Comedy | Sci-Fi







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14 July 1984 (UK) See more »

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I have searched for this for years!!!!
19 May 2009 | by sol-cuttaSee all my reviews

8/10-this is from memory,not from recent viewing....so, "they came from somewhere else" from channel 4,i remember this series fondly although as with other peoples comments i too have only stand out memories and cannot rem" in depth episodes by episode.i remember two of the characters sitting in a car whilst it rained liver and entrails and them chatting with the window wipers on.i also remember semi vividly the end credits where all the household appliances came to life such as the swing bin,toaster etc and a chaps legs dangling from the sofa,however I'm sure we all remember this,so onto the real reason for this posting..i have been searching for a copy of this series since i was 16 or 17 having seen it once thru when i was 13/14.how i wish id recorded it too,there must be someone who has VHS(or beta,or even Philip's)cassettes of the series or part series as video recorders were in full swing when this aired and had come down in price so that most households had one,it was around 1984??? I have put requests on ebay time after time year after year,I have trawled VHS,beta etc tapes in secondhand shops,car boots and auctions but with no luck,not even finding one recording.in our age of DVD release i find it disheartening to find that it is in a almost unreleasable state,according to one posting that the rights of ownership are unclear,yet we get crap from the same year released,re-released over and over.this has no relation to this posting but i found the same with the goodies,another great show that we at least have 3 DVD releases of but again no repeats on TV and no complete catalogue to buy,whereas Australians have it played out in full on terrestrial TV i have been informed.so as usual we are let down and must go without,network DVD have done a great job releasing hard to find old classic series,maybe i should write to them,has anyone else done this?? I'm sure if anyone could track down and be able to release it commercially they could? id love to have a copy in my collection,lets just hope that the original negatives still exist or at the very least studio copies that can be duplicated,it would be a shame if its gone the way of the BBC and either lost forever,recorded over or used as landfill in and around London's roads(as was the practise of disposing of unwanted BBC gems-to be lost forever as with Hancock+dads army).so fingers crossed and lets hope we will see this one day,also before i go i would love to see Hancock's(the ATV show) but roger Hancock(Tony's bro)owns the rights to distribution and will not allow them to be shown on TV/DVD because he claims tony was never happy with them and that his performance was marred with drink,i myself would love to see them,having seen a couple of clips on Hancock documentaries.ow well such is my disappointment.thanks for reading..

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