ITV Playhouse: Friends in Space (1980)

UK, 5 March
52m
colour, 4:3
mono, English
Series: ITV Playhouse (1977-1981) – series 5, episode 1

A British science fiction television play written by John Ratzenberger and Ray Hassett and directed by Robert Chetwyn.

Plot Summary

Professor Rex Thornton has a surprise for his dedicated group of UFO investigators – an actual alien they name The Nigel. But things are not as they seem…

Credits

Crew
Director: Robert Chetwyn
ATV
Producer: June Roberts
Written by: John Ratzenberger, Ray Hassett
Design: Stanley Mills

Cast
Robert Stephens (Rex G.X. Thornton)
Neville Smith (Don Saddler)
John Ratzenberger (Tom Phillips)
Eleanor Bron (Susan)
Terence Rigby (Mr Babcock)
Pat Heywood (Esther Babcock)

References

Periodicals

  • The Listener vol.103 no.2653 (13 March 1980) p.342 – review (Review by David Wheeler)
  • Television Today 21 June 1979 p.15