BBC: The Martians and Us
This three-part documentary explores how UK writers pioneered and remained in the vanguard of one of the world's most popular literary genres.
An actor as HG Wells in his imaginary time machine.
1. FROM APES TO ALIENS
How HG Wells captured man's fascination with evolution to father a new form of fiction
2. TROUBLE IN PARADISE
Exploring the frightening future dystopias imagined by Orwell, Huxley and others.
A scene from apocalyptic drama Threads) 3. THE END OF
THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
The annihilation of humanity, as portrayed by British writers such as John Wyndham
The series is narrated by Peter Capaldi and was produced by Rachel Bell for Blast Films. Contributors include Arthur C Clarke, Brian Aldiss, Doris Lessing and Kim Newman.
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