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Invaders, The

CHIRPY APOCALYPSE CAPERS with ROY THINNES looking like he’d been on the thinners touring the New World desperately warning of how aliens had taken over the world disguising themselves as people who looked like, well, him. And he wondered why nobody believed him. Aliens had giveaway, as is TV law, by dint of Inspector Gadget-esque bendy fingers. Plus the handy fact they went orange and disappeared when they died, supplying many “oh, so he was one then” plotwrap. Neat runarounds, twist being we never discovered who the eponymous belligerents actually were.



  1. Matty

    July 26, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Don’t forget “A QUINN-MARTIN PRODUCTION!” and the fact that our protagonist had the distinctly un-glamourous career of architect.

  2. Richardpd

    September 3, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    British series of a similar premise were Undermind & Countetstrike.

    The giveaway with Undermind was the alien possessed humans were sensitive to high frequencies, future creator of the Autons for Dr Who Robert Holmes was one of the writers.

    Counterstrike had the odd situation of having an episode postponed & never broadcast because BBC1 switched to colour just after the original run & the tape was wiped later on.

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