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The War of the Worlds 

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In London during the Edwardian era, George and Amy's attempt to start a life together is interrupted by a Martian invasion of Earth.
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Series cast summary:
Eleanor Tomlinson ...  Amy 3 episodes, 2019
Rafe Spall ...  George 3 episodes, 2019
Robert Carlyle ...  Ogilvy 3 episodes, 2019
Rupert Graves ...  Frederick 3 episodes, 2019
Woody Norman ...  George Junior 3 episodes, 2019
Jonathan Aris ...  Priest 2 episodes, 2019
Nicholas Le Prevost ...  Chamberlain 2 episodes, 2019
Susan Wooldridge ...  Mrs. Elphinstone 2 episodes, 2019
Harry Melling ...  Artilleryman 2 episodes, 2019
Taliyah Blair Taliyah Blair ...  Lillian 2 episodes, 2019
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In London during the Edwardian era, George and Amy's attempt to start a life together is interrupted by a Martian invasion of Earth.

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The building used to represent the Office of the Admiralty was actually St George's Hall in Liverpool. See more »

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The railway line between Woking and London is shown as being run by the Great Western Railway. It should have been the London and South Western. See more »

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Version of War of the Worlds (2005) See more »

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Executive interference?...
20 November 2019 | by pagangodSee all my reviews

One has to ask the question that although this mini-series was completed almost 2 years ago, and post-production (VFX/Editing, etc) would have taken some additional time, yet it was teased, to British audiences at least, for a possible Summer 2019 release, which of course never happened. Why the big delay, I hear you ask? Well I think some of you, if not ALL of you now know why. It's a clunker - they simply got it utterly, horribly wrong. Now normally I would reserve such vitriol in the final analysis, after the show had completed it's run. But no, it's already a mess, a big bloody mess. I fully suspect that BBC Executives, NOT Peter Harness - the credited writer, dictated most of what we actually see onscreen. Harness adapted the wonderful Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell into an equally wonderful TV adaptation, so why did he fail so miserably here? I would suggest interference, why? Because I am a Writer with experience of BBC Executives and their propensity for full-on interference. You go into a Script meeting and everybody is upbeat and the general outlook is postively very good. But then, as the meeting progresses, you slowly start to realise that they're gradually trying to change it, not just in certain sections, but in the piece as a WHOLE, until essentially it is completely, if not radically different to what you first presented. Now you might not notice this at first, because they're REALLY that good, but it is totally insiduous and basically standard practice at the BBC right now.


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