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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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Unlike Steven Spielberg's 2005 movie adaptation starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning, the BBC's version will be true to the original period and setting. "H.G. Wells' seminal novel has been adapted for the screen many times, but it's always had a contemporary (and American) setting," director Craig Viveiros said in an interview. "This is the first version to be set in London and [its environs] during the Edwardian period." However, the characters George and Amy are a new addition. Writer Peter Harness added: "The version of The War of the Worlds that I wanted to make is one that's faithful to the tone and the spirit of the book, but which also feels contemporary, surprising and full of shocks: a collision of sci-fi, period drama and horror." 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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A classic it is not...
20 November 2019 | by graeme-148-731541See all my reviews

What a shame! After looking forward to this adaption I was left feeling empty and unsatisfied. Such was the lack of tension - half the family were sat eyes closed and snoring midway through this borefest. I couldn't feel any empathy towards any of the characters, and the story thread was weak. The special effects were equally weak. It's a shame that the scriptwriter felt the need to turn a classic sc-fi story into a dreadful three-part politically-correct soap opera.


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17 November 2019 (UK) See more »

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Liverpool, England, UK

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