Following the Martian Invasion | 4: ‘What We Saw from the Ruined House.’
Based on The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
In a house in Mortlake, Francis Spufford is joined by Prof Sally Shuttleworth and Maggie Aderin-Pocock to consider Martian evolution and appearance in a terrifying close encounter.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.