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The Hood Maker 

In a world without advanced technology, mutant telepaths have become humanity's only mechanism for long-distance communication. But their powers have unintended implications. When the ... See full summary »

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Julian Jarrold

Writers:

Philip K. Dick (based on the short stories by), Matthew Graham
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Episode cast overview:
Richard Madden ... Agent Ross
Holliday Grainger ... Honor
Noma Dumezweni ... Senior Agent Okhile
Richard McCabe Richard McCabe ... Dr. Thaddeus Cutter
Anneika Rose ... Mary
Chris Mayo ... Damien Gibbs
Remmie Milner ... Teep Hooker
Tom Mothersdale ... Rathbone
Ian Pink ... Second Lobby Teep
Richard Rowe-McGhie Richard Rowe-McGhie ... Rickshaw Kid
Paul Ritter ... Franklyn
Sarah Vevers ... Teep
Darcey Brown ... Teep Girl
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In a world without advanced technology, mutant telepaths have become humanity's only mechanism for long-distance communication. But their powers have unintended implications. When the public begin to embrace mysterious, telepath-blocking hoods, two detectives with an entangled past are brought in to investigate. Written by Channel 4

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USA | UK

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English

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12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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First broadcast 9pm-10:10pm on Channel 4 in the UK on Sunday, 17th September 2017 attracting an audience of 1,490,000 viewers, ranking The Hood Maker as the 11th most watched programme on the channel for the period 11th September 2017 - 17th September 2017. See more »

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PKD Electric Dreams Main Title
Written by Harry Gregson-Williams (as Harry David Gregson-Williams)
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The Hood Maker
19 September 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

It has been said that this is the strongest episode of Electric Dreams anthology series. This does not bode well then.

There was nothing too special about The Hood Maker and the dark, grungy look of the dystopian society was just off putting and very much a cliché.

The visuals might had been inspired by Blade Runner but the story was more reminiscent of Minority Report.

The police use Teeps, who are special telepaths to read people's mind and the public are not happy as it is an invasion of their privacy. Special hoods have been created to block the telepaths.

Honor is a Teep but her new partner Agent Ross is someone she finds hard to read. This is a relationship based on mutual distrust as they hunt for the hoodmaker.

The story is a parable of modern times. The influence of government snooping, anti terror legislation etc. It just a shame that the episode was too po faced and drab.


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