1.When Aliens Attack [18 March 2001]
2.Frankenstein Goes to Hollywood [25 March 2001]
3.Big Brother Goes Hardcore [1 April 2001]
4.Sex Machines [8 April 2001]
5.Trips Through Time and Space [15 April 2001]
6.Ultra - Violence [22 April 2001] 7.No More Heroes [29 April 2001]
8.The New Jerusalem [6 May 2001]
Episode 1 - "When Aliens Attack"
Presenter Matthew De Abaitua takes a look at how it all began with the Genius of H.G. Wells. Featuring: The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The
Invisible Man etc.
Episode 2 - "Frankenstein goes to Hollywood"
Presenter Matthew De Abaitua examines the genesis of a Legend on the Big Screen and the page. Featuring: Many different incarnations of Frankenstein in the Movies with Boris Karloff as the "role model".
Episode 3 - "Big Brother goes Hardcore"
Presenter Matthew De Abaitua takes a look at how voyeurism, surveillance and conspiracy have played a major part in British SF over the years. Featuring: The Prisoner, Quatermass II, The Year of the Sex Olympics and an interview
with Nigel Kneale
Episode 4 - "Sex Machines"
Presenter Matthew De Abaitua looks at the love hate relationship SF has with technology aided by Gerry Anderson. Featuring: J.G. Ballards CRASH, Supercar, Thunderbirds, Space 1999, UFO, ALIEN, Blade Runner
Episode 5 - "Trips through Time and Space"
Presenter Matthew De Abaitua explores SF and the 60's with mindebending drugs & mindbending SF includes an interview with Alan Moore! Featuring: Doctor Who, more Doctor Who, Jerry Cornelius and Zardoz. (There is MUCH that will interest Doctor Who fans in this Ep from the auction of a Dalek to the "Blame" for Doctor Who's "Downfall" ;-) being put squarely on the shoulders of one person. Also the Alan Moore stuff is Gold.)
Episode 6 - "Ultra-Violence"
Presenter Matthew De Abaitua looks at the role of violence in British science fiction. Featuring: Judge Dredd/2000AD, V for Vendetta, A Clockwork Orange Watchmen & an interview with Alan Moore!
Episode 7 - "No More Heroes"
Since the earliest days of science fiction, we have faced the threat of alien invasion. Presenter Matthew de Abaitua takes a look at the British heroes who have protected us from other-worldly threats. Featuring: Dan Dare, Invasion Earth, Blakes 7. Interviews with Paul Darrow and Anthony Daniels
Episode 8 - "The New Jerusalem"
It's 50 years since the publication of the story that inspired 2001: A Space Odyssey. What did Arthur C Clarke get right? And in 50 years what will British science fiction be like?