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The Aliens 

Nearly 40 years ago aliens crash-landed in the UK. They look like us, but are forced to live in a ghetto. Border control officer Lewis falls in love with one.

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Series cast summary:
Michael Socha ...  Lewis 6 episodes, 2016
Jim Howick ...  Dominic 6 episodes, 2016
Michaela Coel ...  Lilyhot 6 episodes, 2016
Trystan Gravelle ...  Fabien 6 episodes, 2016
Bronson Webb ...  Guy 6 episodes, 2016
Chanel Cresswell ...  Paulette 6 episodes, 2016
Chetna Pandya ...  Chief 6 episodes, 2016
Holli Dempsey ...  Holly 5 episodes, 2016
Neil Fitzmaurice Neil Fitzmaurice ...  Niall 5 episodes, 2016
Shaun Parkes ...  Truss 5 episodes, 2016
Michael Smiley ...  Antoine 5 episodes, 2016
Geff Francis Geff Francis ...  Gaspard 4 episodes, 2016
Melanie Gray ...  Melody 3 episodes, 2016
Sammy Williams Sammy Williams ...  Davide 3 episodes, 2016
Alex Beckett Alex Beckett ...  Ivan 2 episodes, 2016
Ed Kear ...  Hurcule 2 episodes, 2016
Janet Dawe Janet Dawe ...  The Tunnel Woman 2 episodes, 2016
Jo Wheatley ...  Forensic officer 2 episodes, 2016
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Nearly 40 years ago aliens crash-landed in the UK. They look like us, but are forced to live in a ghetto. Border control officer Lewis falls in love with one.

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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UK

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Release Date:

8 March 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Пришельцы See more »

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Clerkenwell Films See more »
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The alien characters in the series have French names. See more »

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Featured in Too Much TV: Episode #1.7 (2016) See more »

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A flawed gem
23 April 2018 | by robert-85923See all my reviews

Something of a flawed gem.

Like many British dramas it is rather gritty at times. Set in a dystopian Britain of the future divided between humans and an alien ghetto.

Some of the themes are a little trite. There are clear allusions to the immigrant crisis faced by Europe in general and the UK in particular. There is a feeling of both sides being imprisoned behind the wall, although I'm not sure that was entirely the intention of the director or the writers. There is comedy but it can be a bit hard to spot at times.

There are some good performances, although some of the talent is rather wasted.

On balance watchable if you've got a bit of spare time but it is understandable that they didn't want to make another series.


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