Following the Martian Invasion | 1: ‘The Chances Against Anything Manlike on Mars Are a Million to One’
Based on The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Francis Spufford follows in the wake of HG Wells' all-conquering Martian tripods across real UK locations to reveal what fuelled The War of the Worlds.Tweet
World of the Unknown
Donald Holms pres an historical review of science-fiction films,against the background of real events, with clips from feature films and news.
Tomorrow's Worlds | The Unearthly History of Science Fiction 2: Invasion
Dominic and leading writers and film-makers look at science fiction's obsession with alien invasion, from all-out assault to sinister hidden threats, and how it has reflected real-life anxieties - whether they be the challenge to Victorian imperial power of HG Wells' War of the Worlds, the Cold War-era paranoia of Invasion of the Body Snatchers or more recent concerns about racism and immigration in District 9.