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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.


Fintan Ryan

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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


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


No unauthorised aliens beyond this point.


Comedy | Drama | Fantasy




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Release Date:

8 March 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Пришельцы See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Clerkenwell Films See more »
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Did You Know?


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


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

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15 March 2016 | by allenandginterSee all my reviews

As I read the other reviews it became CRYSTAL CLEAR these are Fanbois either of cast members or a crew member, trying to fluff the ratings and generate interest. Now, I was lulled into a complacent position by a tag-line...like a foolish lemming "FROM THE PEOPLE THAT BROUGHT YOU THE MISFITS!" Well yah...the PRODUCTION COMPANY ARE the people who brought you the TV show. But Howard Overman brought us the Misfits. THis is like saying " From the people who brought you BATMAN! THE DARK KNIGHT" It's ARTHUR ! Staring Russell Brand"

I mean, Yes Warner Brothers DID pay for Batman, but I ASSURE YOU just as Peter Baynham most certainly did NOT bring you the Darknight,Fintan Ryan did NOT bring you the Misfits.

So, to say a production company's tag-line is sufficient to toss out there to cover as credibility for a...poorly written British "Comedy"/Fantasy that has the ear marks of being about as interesting, as the story progresses, as Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos ..WHICH, I might add, has the most auspicious reputation of being the ONLY SHOW to be canceled AS IT WAS AIRING..

Now, I am an American I am REALLY fond of British TV and more so, Drama/Humor. The Misfits brought the damned ODDEST combination of writing and story line I have ever encountered. It was like an idiots view of how the fantastic Four got it's powers...and it was amazing.

So, I REALLY enjoyed the Mifits, well, nearly all of the episodes. To see this show lumped in with the same level of "off the wall:" genius and then seeing Episode 1 and 2, I feel like I have been misled and to a degree that will have me watching for this production companies "Claims" in the future with much more scrutiny.

A show is only as good as it's writer. A writer's work is only as good as it's actors. if you have both of those, you can still make a hit with the worst production company on the planet....which the Misfits prove, in relation to the CLAIMS directed towards The Aliens

If you came under the same pretense as I did ,do not be surprised when you have that WTF stance in your mind as to try and bridge similarities between the 1 shows...because you cannot.

I think the show needs an overhaul on the written end ASAP or it will not make it past mid season. I think the "characteristic" parts of the show are a true mark of how poor the writing is...Pardon me while I smoke some hair and push out me 30hz note to see aliens crapping their pants....sheer stupidity I will give it to episode 3, then I may as well watch my dog chase his tail as it has a better direction and plot than this show

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