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Episode #1.2 

George searches for Amy at home but is forcibly conscripted, while Amy and Fred realize their best option is the coast.


Craig Viveiros


Peter Harness, H.G. Wells (based on the novel by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Eleanor Tomlinson ... Amy
Reid Anderson ... Stallholder
Woody Norman ... George Junior
Jonathan Aris ... Priest
Rafe Spall ... George
Harry Melling ... Artilleryman
Rupert Graves ... Frederick
Nicholas Le Prevost ... Chamberlain
Cokey Falkow ... Army Officer
Milo Twomey Milo Twomey ... Sergeant Major
Susan Wooldridge ... Mrs. Elphinstone
Christopher Hatherall ... Naval Lieutenant
Taliyah Blair Taliyah Blair ... Lillian
Robert Carlyle ... Ogilvy


Wandering ever further astray from the original H.G. Wells source material, the population of London, all 200 of them, heads on foot toward the English Channel in a surprisingly calm and collected fashion. Amy and Frederick join the crowd. From somewhere in the countryside, George also decides to make his way to the English Channel, miraculously arriving at the next sand dune over from where Amy and Frederick have arrived at just about the same time. Frederick orders Amy into an escaping lifeboat while he remains behind; it's women and children first. From her lifeboat, Amy sees George and Frederick reunited on the strand, and she accordingly jumps out of her lifeboat. George, meanwhile, has seen Amy jump overboard and he accordingly swims out to meet her. Remaining on the beach, Frederick is swept up in the crowd which a Martian tripod is annihilating, but the tripod is struck by artillery and collapses before it can evaporate Frederick. The trio grabs someone's young daughter and ...

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Release Date:

24 November 2019 (UK) See more »

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Liverpool, England, UK See more »

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There is a scene during the Invasion of London where people are running across Tower Bridge, one notices the suspension arms are painted red, white and blue. This is, in-fact, incorrect. The bridge was repainted in red white and blue for Queen Elizabeth's 1997 Silver Jubilee. the series is set in the Edwardian Period (1901-1910). The bridge was, at this time, 'donned a shade of chocolate brown. Decades later it was painted red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen's Silver jubilee in 1977. The lovely blue and white colours you now see took shape in 1982 when the Bridge reopened to the public following a restoration project in 1982.' See more »

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Totally muddled, and boring also.
5 December 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I hoped after the first part that there would be an improvement in the second, sadly it was more of the same, but I will try and give a balanced critique. On the plus side, the scenes on the beach looked very good, they at least had an epic feel, finally making use of the budget. Sadly the negatives once again outweigh the pros, the narrative was shocking, the jumping back and forth was confusing and unnecessary, making it quite hard to follow, it didn't enhhance it. My biggest criticism once again, was that it should have been an exciting watch, when in reality it was quite dull. I truly like Tomlinson and Spall, but their characters are so blank.

Such a disappointment. 4/10

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