British Invaders


British Invaders: The podcast all about British Science Fiction Television features a lively two-person exchange about different television series, tele-films and mini-series. These discussions serve as both an introduction and an entertaining conversation, catering to both those who have seen and those who have yet to see these British science fiction and fantasy shows. Each show is presented in two parts, with new episodes appearing every two weeks. British Invaders covers everything from story-lines to production details to spinoff material. Past topics have included Doctor Who, Sapphire and Steel, Red Dwarf, Day of the Triffids, Jekyll, Robin of Sherwood, and many more.

With topics that range from the captivatingly odd to the addictively entertaining, join hosts Eamonn Clarke and Brian Doob as they discuss British science fiction and related genres.

Torchy the Battery Boy was an early puppet series from Gerry Anderson and Roberta Leigh. A toymaker makes a walking talking toy based on a torch (or flashlight) battery. This toy flies a rocket to a far away star called Topsy Turvey Land! Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints. You can reach […]

Podcast by - 9/5/2021 10:46 AM Comments (0)

Torchy the Battery Boy was an early puppet show from Gerry Anderson and Roberta Leigh. When a kindly old toymaker sees all of the children’s toys have a blow away, he makes a new toy. Will this toy be able to rescue the others? Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints. You can […]

Podcast by - 8/22/2021 9:21 AM Comments (0)

Psychoville is a horror/comedy show with a wide variety of characters living in different parts of England. What connects them? What happened at the mysterious Ravenhill Hospital? Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints. You can reach us at britishinvaders@gmail.com, and you can find us on the British Invaders Facebook Group. British Invaders […]

Podcast by - 8/8/2021 1:00 AM Comments (0)

Psychoville is a comedy horror series that introduces us to a variety of characters scattered around England. Who is sending short but threatening letters to many of them? Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints. You can reach us at britishinvaders@gmail.com, and you can find us on the British Invaders Facebook Group. British […]

Podcast by - 7/25/2021 1:00 AM Comments (0)

The Supermarionation Revival is our roughly once-per-year topic about a spinoff from British SF TV into another medium. This time we are discussing the Supermarionation projects that Stephen La Riviere and Century 21 Films started releasing in 2014. These documentaries, new episodes and more were inspired by the 1960s puppet shows from Gerry Anderson! Please […]

Podcast by - 7/11/2021 1:48 PM Comments (0)

The Supermarionation Revival is our annual discussion of a spinoff from British SF TV into another medium. This time we’re talking about the Supermarionation projects from Stephen La Riviere and Century 21 Films. These started in 2014 and are still being released in 2021. All inspired by the 1960s puppet shows from Gerry Anderson! Please […]

Podcast by - 6/27/2021 7:47 AM Comments (0)

Little Lost Robot is the only surviving episode of ITV’s 1962 anthology series Out of this World. A robot with a modified version of one of the three laws of robotics is missing. What damage could it cause if it escapes? Dr. Susan Calvin must find this robot in a group of nearly identical robots. […]

Podcast by - 6/13/2021 7:37 AM Comments (0)

Little Lost Robot is the only surviving episode of the 1962 anthology series Out of this World. A potentially dangerous robot has found its way into a group of nearly identical robots. Can Dr. Susan Calvin identify the rogue robot? The episode was adapted from a story by Isaac Asimov. Please send us your comments, […]

Podcast by - 5/30/2021 12:29 PM Comments (0)

Years and Years is a 2019 BBC/HBO co-production that shows us roughly 15 years of the future. The rise of British populist politician Vivienne Rook may have some shocking consequences. We see this through the eyes of the extended Lyons family, and we see much of their personal lives as well. Please send us your […]

Podcast by - 5/16/2021 9:34 AM Comments (0)

Years and Years is a 2019 production that looks at about 15 years of future history and politics. We see the rise of a populist politician and the sweep of history as it affects one particular family. Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints. You can reach us at britishinvaders@gmail.com, and you can […]

Podcast by - 5/2/2021 6:19 AM Comments (0)