By Brian and Eamonn
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The British Invaders podcast 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. Reach them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
||CleanBritish Invaders 255: Cruise of the Gods (Part 2)||Cruise of the Gods was a 2002 production about the stars of The Children of Castor meeting their fans on a cruise. The fictional 1980s science-fiction series sets up the satire of real science-fiction fans in this comedy. -||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 254: Cruise of the Gods (Part 1)||Cruise of the Gods was a 2002 production about a gathering of fans of The Children of Castor. The stars of this fictional 1980s SF series meet their fans in this comedy. - Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints.||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 253: Moondial (Part 2)||Moondial was a 1988 Children's BBC serial that combined ghost-story elements with time travel. Minty finds herself talking to children from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. What can she do to help them? Who is the sinister Miss Raven,||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 252: Moondial (Part 1)||Moondial was a serial that first aired on Children's BBC in 1988. When Minty explores a strange garden, she finds herself in the past. Is she seeing ghosts, or has she turned into a ghost? - Please send us your comments, questions,||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 251: Ghost Stories for Christmas (Part 2)||A Ghost Story for Christmas was an annual event on the BBC in the 1970s. We are looking at The Treasure of Abbot Thomas and The Ash Tree. Both are adaptations of ghost stories by M.R. James. - Please send us your comments, questions,||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 250: Ghost Stories for Christmas (Part 1)||A Ghost Story for Christmas was an annual event on the BBC in the 1970s. In the latest version of our own annual event, we are covering The Treasure of Abbot Thomas and The Ash Tree. Both were adapted from short stories by the great M.R. James. -||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 249: Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century (Part 2)||Shelock Holmes in the 22nd Century was a 1999 Scottish/American animated co-production that was broadcast on ITV. A revived Sherlock Holmes teams up with Inspector Beth Lestrade (a descendant of the original Lestrade) and a robot version of Doctor Wats...||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 248: Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century (Part 1)||Shelock Holmes in the 22nd Century brings us a revived version of the legendary detective in the future! He must solve cases and go up against a clone of his old enemy.... This animated cartoon was a Scottish/American co-production that started in 1999...||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 247: Ghostboat (Part 2)||Ghostboat was a spooky ITV drama from 2006. A missing submarine from World War II reappears in 1981, in the midst of the Cold War. A new journey in an old vessel leads to a strange mix of Cold War and World War II events. Can a submarine be haunted?||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 246: Ghostboat (Part 1)||Ghostboat was spooky two-part drama from 2006. A missing submarine from World War II suddenly reappears in the early 1980s. Following the course of the boat's final voyage leads to some surprising consequences.... - Please send us your comments,||10/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 245: Joe 90 (Part 2)||Joe 90 was a Gerry Anderson Supermarionation series from the late 1960s. Joe is a nine-year-old boy, and he's also the most special agent of the World Intelligence Network! That's because the amazing "BIG RAT" machine adds new skills,||9/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 244: Joe 90 (Part 1)||Joe 90 was a Gerry Anderson Supermarionation series from the late 1960s. Nine-year-old Joe gets new skills, knowledge and abilities added to his mind in each episode. This makes him the most special agent of the World Intelligence Network! -||9/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 243: Raven (Part 2)||Raven was a supernatural ITV serial from 1977. It had elements of environmentalism, astrology and even Arthurian Legends. - Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints. You can reach us at email@example.com,||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 242: Raven (Part 1)||Raven was a 1977 serial that mixed supernatural elements with environmental concerns. It also referenced the Arthurian Legends.... - Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org,||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 241: Codename Icarus (Part 2)||Codename Icarus was a 1981 BBC serial that ran in five parts. A teenage mathematical genius goes to a new school and finds some strange things there. Ties to the world of espionage begin to emerge. What does this have to do with super-weapons? -||7/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 240: Codename Icarus (Part 1)||Codename Icarus was a BBC serial from 1981. What do a young mathematical genius, a strange school and failed missile launch have in common? Can young Martin solve this mystery? - Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints.||7/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 239: In the Flesh (Part 2)||In the Flesh was a 2013/2014 Zombie series from BBC3. "Partially Deceased Syndrome" sufferers are treated and return to society in a more human-like form. The interactions between these former-zombies and the rest of society are the focus of this alleg...||7/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 238: In the Flesh (Part 1)||In the Flesh was a BBC3 Zombie series from 2013 and 2014. After the apocalyptic rising of the dead, the zombies are medically treated and become much more human. How will the "normal" humans deal with this? - Please send us your comments, questions,||6/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 237: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Part 2)||The Picture of Dorian Gray was a 1976 BBC "Play of the Month" adaptation of the novel by Oscar Wilde. An English gentleman's portrait ages and changes while his own appearance remains young and innocent. What consequences will fall on Dorian Gray and t...||6/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 236: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Part 1)||The Picture of Dorian Gray was a 1976 BBC "Play of the Month" adaptation of the novel by Oscar Wilde. A young gentleman wishes that his painting would age and change while he remains the same.... - Please send us your comments, questions,||5/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 235: Big Finish Doctor Who Spin-Offs (Part 2)||Big Finish produces audio dramas based on Doctor Who and many other shows. In our annual discussion of TV shows branching into other media, we look at Doctor Who audio spin-offs. We're covering Doctor Who: Unbound, Sarah Jane Smith and Vienna. -||5/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 234: Big Finish Doctor Who Spin-Offs (Part 1)||Big Finish produces audio dramas based on Doctor Who and many other shows. In one of our annual discussions of TV shows branching into other media, we look at three Doctor Who spin-offs. We're starting with Doctor Who: Unbound and Sarah Jane Smith.||4/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 233: The Clifton House Mystery (Part 2)||The Clifton House Mystery was a 1978 six-part serial from ITV. The Clare family's new home has more than just some old things in it. How will the family react to living in a haunted house? - Please send us your comments, questions,||4/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 232: The Clifton House Mystery (Part 1)||The Clifton House Mystery was a 1978 haunted house serial from ITV. When the Clare family buys an old house in the Clifton area of Bristol, they find more than they expect.... - Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints.||3/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 231: Wallace and Gromit (Part 2)||Wallace and Gromit is a series of claymation films from Nick Park, Aardman Animations and the BBC. In addition to the four short films, Wallace and Gromit have appeared in films, video games, concerts and more! - Please send us your comments,||3/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 230: Wallace and Gromit (Part 1)||Wallace and Gromit is a series of short claymation films that started in 1990. Nick Park, Aardman Animations and the BBC introduced us to a wonderful world of charming characters and a surprising amount of science fiction. -||2/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 229: The Owl Service (Part 2)||The Owl Service was a 1969 ITV serial based on a novel by Alan Garner. Mysterious things begin to happen when three teenagers discover a strange service of plates. An ancient legend makes it presence known.||2/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 228: The Owl Service (Part 1)||The Owl Service was a 1969 serial based on Alan Garner's novel of the same name. When three teenagers discover a service of dishes that feature owls, strange things occur. Are these people doomed to repeat events of long ago? -||1/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 227: Time Trumpet (Part 2)||Time Trumpet was a BBC satire from Armando Iannucci. Broadcast in 2006, it was presented as a show from 2031 that looked back at the previous 25 years.... - Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints.||1/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 226: Time Trumpet (Part 1)||Time Trumpet was a 2006 BBC satire from Armando Iannucci. It was set in the year 2031 and looked back at the preceding 25 years.... - Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints. You can reach us at email@example.com,||1/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 225: Ghost Stories for Christmas (Part 2)||We now continue our annual discussion of the BBC's superb A Ghost Story for Christmas productions. We're covering The Stalls of Barchester (1971) and Lost Hearts (1973). Both were adaptations of M.R. James stories. - Please send us your comments,||12/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 224: Ghost Stories for Christmas (Part 1)||It's time for our annual discussion of the BBC's excellent A Ghost Story for Christmas productions! This time, we're looking at The Stalls of Barchester (1971) and Lost Hearts (1973). Please join us to talk about some spooky stories by M.R. James!||12/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 223: The Boy from Space (Part 2)||The Boy from Space was an educational serial that ran as part of the Look and Read series under the BBC's Television for Schools banner. It was first broadcast in 1971 and in a reformatted version in 1980. - Please send us your comments, questions,||11/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 222: The Boy from Space (Part 1)||The Boy from Space was a children's serial that ran as part of the Look and Read series under the BBC's educational Television for Schools banner. - Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints.||11/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 221: Dracula (Part 2)||Dracula was a 1968 adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel for the ITV series Mystery and Imagination. - Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org,||10/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 220: Dracula (Part 1)||Dracula was an adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel for the Mystery and Imagination series in 1968. - Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints. You can reach us at email@example.com,||10/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 219: Misfits (Part 2)||Misfits sees a group of young petty criminals being given special powers in a strange storm. What will they do with their new abilities? Will they ever grow up? This series combines science fiction, character drama and super-hero satire! -||9/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 218: Misfits (Part 1)||Misfits was a Channel 4 series about a group of teenagers who gain super-powers. What will these young criminals do with their new abilities? The series ran from 2009 through 2013. - Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints.||9/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 217: Dick Spanner, P.I. (Part 2)||Dick Spanner, P.I. featured a robotic detective prowling the streets in a strange alternate reality. This a 1980s science fiction and film-noire parody was a stop-motion animation series produced by Gerry Anderson and Christopher Burr. -||8/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritish Invaders 216: Dick Spanner, P.I. (Part 1)||Dick Spanner, P.I. was a 1980s science fiction parody of film noire detective mysteries! It was also the only stop-motion animation series produced by Gerry Anderson. - An officially licensed release of the series is available on YouTube. -||8/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Pretty good, overall
British Invaders is a fairly good podcast devoted to British SF/F television (although they frequently incorrectly state they only cover SF shows). The hosts are fun, easy to listen to, and have a good rapport with each other. However, there are a quite a few factual mistakes made and they tend to only concentrate on a show's background, rather than the show itself. It would be an improvement, I think, if more time was focused on the episodes rather than giving an overall review. The current format is good (excellent, in fact) for listeners new to the relevant shows, but to those of us who know the shows it can be a little lacking.
Great guys.....Great show!
This podcast has given me new insights to shows that I love and has gotten me hooked on many more. I look forward to each episode. Each episode is well thought out and the host work great together. I highly recommend this podcast to any sci-fi fan.
Professional work from amateur enthusiasts
I have subscribed to this succint, yet successful podcast for a number of years and found it to be a great addition to my podcast listening rotation. The creators/commentators have uniquely stuck with a brief format that has needed very little if any tweaking. Each British scifi programme reviewed is analyzed quickly, but thoughtfully over two half hour podcasts that make for great commute listening. Brian and Eamon clearly demonstrate requisite fan passion for their subject matter, but unusually pull off a fairly professional review podcast that is balanced, well researched and free if the juvenile opinionated and banal bantering found in so many sci-fi/geek fandom podcasts. These fellas do a fine job of offering an almost journalistic cast that still satisfies the fan boy cravings! Great job chaps! Keep up the interesting and entertaining work!