Post by anothermanicmondas on Nov 30, 2019 12:36:40 GMT
I was born in the middle of the 1960s and I remember watching the first series (at least twice) with the World War 2 spies and the "Icebox" and I did watch the second series (though I barely remember that one .. just vaguely remember somthing about a clone conspiracy or something) one of these days I have to watch the DVDs
"Perhaps I should tell him I've been possessed by dozens of aliens and it's never done me any harm"
Escaping from the future, our heroes find themselves in the distant past... sort of. It’s 1953, but a very different 1953 from the one we’re used to. The UK has still not recovered from a second World War that lasted an extra year longer than in our history. The Americans had to step in to save the besieged country, dropping another Atom Bomb on Berlin. They are now running the grateful UK as if it is part of the US and are now expanding their empire against the growing might of the Soviet Union.
I do hope that my beloved Blackpool still won the FA Cup though...
Edit: It's interesting for me as an American listener to see the affection for shows that never landed my radar as an 80s kid watching UK programming on my local PBS station. Never heard of things like Callan, Adam Adamant, Timeslip, Omega Factor, etc. except as possible throwaway mentions in something like a Peter Haining DW book. Even though I'm personally shrugging my shoulders because I have no nostalgia, I sincerely wish them the best and hope they find an audience.
Agreed. If it weren't for the internet, I would likely not even be able to determine what many of these shows were. The only one you mention that did grab me was Omega Factor, and that's because the entire series had been uploaded to YouTube. I'm the sort of person who then bought the Region 1 DVD.
I'll be exploring Timeslip on YouTube over the holidays to see what it is.
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