THE TOMORROW PEOPLE - the 70`s

 

John - Nicholas Young Voice of Tim - Philip Gilbert Stephen - Peter Vaughan Clarke (A1-D2) Carol - Sammie Winmill (A1-A3)
Kenny - Stephen Salmon (A1-A3) Elizabeth - Elizabeth Adare (B1-F1, G1-H1) Tyso - Dean Lawrence (C1-D2) Mike - Michael Holoway (D1-H1)
Hsui Tai - Misako Koba (F1-H1) Andrew - Nigel Rhodes (G1-H1)    

 

A1 - The Slaves of Jedikiah

John, Carol and Kenny are representatives of the next stage of human development and possess special abilities including telepathy and teleportation. Assisted by their talking computer, Tim in their underground base, John, Carol and Kenny attempt to help young Stephen who is "breaking out" as a Tomorrow Person. When Stephen collapses and is taken to hospital, he is abducted by Jedikiah`s thugs, Ginge and Lefty. Jedikiah, who in reality is a shape-changing robot, uses Stephen as a lure for the other Tomorrow People who he transports to an orbiting space ship and delivers them into the hands of his master, the cyclops.

First UK transmission : 5 episodes: 30th April -> 4th June 1973 (not 28th May)

Writers : Brian Finch & Roger Price, Director : Paul Bernard

Special Guest Stars : Ginge (Michael Standing), Lefty (Derek Crewe), Jedikiah (Francis de Wolfe), Mrs Jameson (Patrica Denys), Policeman (Peter Weston), Dr Stuart (Neville Barber), Cyclops (Roberty Bridges)

 

A2 - The Medusa Strain

After a trip into hyperspace, Stephen and Carol return to Earth to find Time frozen by the roguish Rabowski who is in league with Jedikiah. Together, with the unwilling help of the telepathic Peter, they have travelled through time to steal the crown jewels. Carol is captured and imprisoned with Peter, their powers subdued by the monstrous Medusa. The other Tomorrow People launch a rescue attempt but Jedikiah, who has taken over Rabowski`s ship is waiting for them.

First UK transmission : 4 episodes, 11th June -> 2nd July 1973

Writers : Brian Finch & Roger Price, Director : Roger Price

Special Guest Stars : Ginge (Michael Standing), Jedikiah (Roger Bizley), Rabowski (Roger Booth), Peter (Richard Speight), Android (David Prowse)

 

A3 - The Vanishing Earth

The Tomorrow People become concerned as they observe the world being ravaged by a spate of apparently natural disasters. Meanwhile, on a day trip to Clacton, Ginge unwittingly discovers the cause of the hurricanes, earth-quakes and erupting volcanoes when he is drawn into the underground world of the alien Spidron. As the Tomorrow People struggle to save the planet from Spidron`s doomsday plan, they are observed from afar by the mysterious Steen.

First UK transmission : 4 episodes, 9th July -> 30th July 1973

Writers : Brian Finch & Roger Price, Director : Paul Bernard

Special Guest Stars : Ginge (Michael Standing), Lefty (Derek Crewe), Smithers (Kenneth Farrington), Steen (Kevin Stoney), Joy (Nora Llewellyn), Spidron (John Woodnutt)

B1 - The Blue and the Green

In the midst of a wave of inexplicable riots at Stephen`s school, Elizabeth , a young teacher, breaks out and joins the Tomorrow People. The riots seem to be influenced by a picture of an alien landscape painted by Robert, one of the pupils who distributes green and blue badges to his classmates. As the painting changes form, the pupils split into the blues and greens and the fighting soon spreads to the rest o the world.

First UK transmission : 5 episodes, 4th February -> 4th March 1974

Writer : Roger Price, Director : Roger Price.

Special Guest Stars : Chris (Christopher Chittell), Robert (Jason Kemp), Johnson (Ray Burdis), Grandfather (Nigel Pegrem), Police Inspector (Simon Merrick)

 

B2 - A Rift in Time

Answering a telepathic distress call from peter, the Tomorrow People journey back in time to ancient Rome where an alien masquerading under the name of Gaius is attempting to alter history by ensuring that the Roman empire never falls. After rescuing Peter, the Tomorrow People return to the Twentieth Century only to find that Gaius, has succeeded and that the earth as they knew it has gone.

First UK transmission : 4 episodes, 11th March -> 1st April 1974

Writer : Roger Price, Director : Darrol Blake

Special Guest Stars : Chris (Christopher Chittell), Peter (Richard Speight), Professor Freda Garner (Sylvia Coleridge), Professor Cawston (Bryan Stanion), Gaius (Stanley Lebor), Lothar (Leonardo Pieroni), Carol (Sammie Winmill), Zenon (Stephen Jack), Guthrun (Mike Lee Lane), Cotus (Peter Duncan), Trystan (Leonard Gregory)

B3 - The Doomsday Men

When the Tomorrow People learn of a group of warmongers known as The Doomsday Men, Stephen is sent to a school in Scotland where the son of the group`s leader is a pupil. Stephen learns that the school is in fact a training ground for new Doomsday Men and that the group intend to take over the Damacles space station which they will use to destroy the world.

First UK transmission : 4 episodes, 8th April -> 6th May 1974 (Not 15th April)

Writer : Roger Price, Director : Roger Price

Special Guest Stars : Chris (Christopher Chittell), Douglas McLelland (William Relton), Paul (Simon Gipps Kent), Traffic Warden (Nigel Pegram), Lt Gen McLelland (Lindsay Campbell), Dr Laird (Arnol Peters), Lee Wan (Eric Young), Major Longford (Derek Murcott).

 

C1 - Secret Weapon

When Tyso, a gypsy boy, breaks out as a Tomorrow Person, he is found by the curious Professor Cawston before the other Tomorrow People can reach him.. Colonel Masters learns of Tyso and the other Tomorrow People, and sets out to imprison them in his research centre with the intention of using their powers as unwilling secret weapons on behalf of Britain.

First UK transmission : 4 episodes, 26th February -> 19th March 1975

Writer : Roger Price, Director : Stan Woodward.

Special Guest Stars : Professor Cawston (Bryan Stanion), Mrs Boswell (Joanna Tope), Trica Conway (Ann Curthoys), Col Masters (Trevor Bannister), Evergreen (Denise Cook), Fr Martin O`Connor (Frank Gatliff), Prime Minister (Hugh Morton)

 

C2 - Worlds Away

The Tomorrow People are sent on a mission by Timus of the Galactic Federation to the planet Peerie. There, aided by Timus`s twin brother Tikno, they must destroy a device left by the alien Khultan which surpasses the special powers of the native Tomorrow People.

First UK transmission : 3 episodes, 26th March -> 9th April 1975

Writers : Roger Price, Directors : Dennis Kirkland & Vic Hughes

Special Guest Stars : Timus/Tikno (Philip Gilbert), Lenda (Lydia Lisle), Mrs Boswell (Joanna Tope), Evergreen (Denise Cook), Veshtaker (Barry Linehan), Arkon (Keith Chegwin), Vanyon (Reg Lye)

 

C3 - A Man for Emily

A ship arrives in Earth orbit. On board are the Momma and her two children, Elmer and Emily. After capturing Elizabeth, the Momma is surprised to find out that women are not the dominant sex on earth. Determined to find a man-boy for Emily, the Momma despatches the dim and subservient Elmer to earth to find a suitable candidate.

First UK transmission : 3 episodes, 16th April -> 30th April 1975

Writer : Roger Price, Director : Stan Woodward.

Special Guest Stars : The Momma (Margaret Burton), Emily (Sandra Dickinson), Elmer (Peter Davidson), Publican (Robin Parkinson), Mr Greenhead (Bill Dean)

 

C4 - The Revenge of Jedikiah

Jedikiah returns to take revenge on the Tomorrow People and begins by framing Stephen for the murder of Colonel Masters. Despite intervention of Tikno of the Galactic Federation. Jedikiah succeeds in subduing the Tomorrow people and uses Stephen and Tyso to gain access to their lab.

First UK transmission : 3 episodes 7th May -> 21st May 1975

Writer : Roger Price, Director : Vic Hughes.

Special Guest Stars : Professor Cawston (Bryan Stainton), Tricia Conway (Ann Curthoys), Mustaf (Ali Bongo), Evergreen (Denise Cook), Professor Johnston (Anne Ridler), Timus/Ykino (Philip Gilbert), Jedikiah (Francis DeWolfe), Sergeant Evans (John Lyons)

 

D1 - One Law

The Tomorrow People become concerned when they discover that a boy called Mike is also a Tomorrow Person and is being coerced into using his special powers to commit crimes. Mike and his family are taken prisoner by the villainous Lord Dunning who intends to raid a bank with Mike`s help.

First UK transmission : 3 episodes, 28th January -> 11th February 1976

Writer : Roger Price, Director : Leon Thau

Special Guest Stars : Mr O`Reilly (Patrick McAlinney), Two Tone (John Hollis), Slow (Norman Mitchell), Lord Dunning (Harold Kadket), Thwaites (Arnold Diamond), Mike`s Mother (Anne Gabrielle), Mike`s Sister (Debbie Thau)

 

D2 - Into the Unknown

Assisting Space travellers, Kwaan to return to his ship which has become ensnared in a gravity well, the Tomorrow People are taken prisoner by the dictatorial Vaktaan. Offering to save the ship in exchange for their freedom, John is betrayed by Vaktaan who sends him along with his friends into a black hole.

First UK Transmission : 4 episodes, 18th February -> 10th March 1976

Writer : Jon Watkins, Director : Roger Price

Special Guest Stars : Kwaan (Stephen Garlick), Tiriayaan (Geoffrey Bayldon), Vaktaan (Brian Coburn), Ralaa (Raymond Bond), Timus (Philip Gilbert)

 

E1 - The Dirtiest Business

Pavla is a telepathic girl who has been pressed into service as a KGB agent but escapes whilst on a mission in London. Believing that she may be a Tomorrow Person, John, Mike and Elizabeth begins a search of the city for the girl. Mike finds Pavla at the same time as the KGB and both are captured and incarcerated at the Russian Embassy. Following Mike`s escape, Pavla is kidnapped by the British intelligence forces who intend to drain her mind for the vital information it contains.

First UK transmission : 2 episodes, 28th February -> 7th March 1997

Writer : Roger Price, Director : Vic Hughes

Special Guest Stars : Pavla (Anulka Dubinska), Senior KGB Man (Gabor Vernon), Major Ann Turner (Vivien Heilbron), Radio Producer (Beth Ellis), SIS Sergeant (Steve Ismay), KGB Dirver (Freddie Clemson), Policeman (Ian Barritt), Hippy Girl (Gaynor Ward), KGV Man (Jan Murzynowski), Doctor Taylor (Royce Mills)

 

E2 - A Much Needed Holiday

Holidaying on the planet Gallia, the Tomorrow People discover that the alien Kleptons have enslaved a group of children to work in their diamond mines. When Mike attempts to help Trog, one of the slaves he too is captured by the Kleptons. It is up to John and Elizabeth, assisted by Timus, to put a stop to the Klepton`s plans and free Mike and the slaves from bondage.

First UK transmission : 2 episodes, 14th March -> 21st March 1977

Writer : Roger Price, Director : Richard Mervyn

Special Guest Stars : Gremlon (Anthony Garner), Trog (David Corti), Trig (Guy Humphries), Timus (Philip Gilbert)

 

E3 - The Heart of Sogguth

Elizabeth discovers that Jake, the new manager of Mike`s band, the Freshhearts, is in fact James Marsten, a religious crank. By using the beat of an ancient drum, Marsten intends to allow the devil to takeover the minds of people who hear the band play on television.

First UK transmission : 2 episodes, 28th March -> 4th April 1977

Writer : Roger Price, Director : Vic Hughes

Special Guest Stars : Jake (Roddy Maude-Roxby), Mike Harding (James Smillie), Susuan Gill (Rosalyn Elvin), Derek (Derek Pascoe), Bill (Bill Rice), Rest of Group (Jamie Stone, John Summerton)

 

F1 - The Lost Gods

Making his first solo flight in John`s glider, Mike is contacted telepathically by Hsui Tai who is an oriental girl belonging to a far eastern religious sect. Jaunting to the temple where Hsui Tai is, Mike finds that both he and Hsui Tai are to be sacrificed to honour the rebirth of a new god.

First UK transmission : 2 episodes, 15th May -> 22nd May 1978

Writer : Roger Price, Director : Peter Webb

Special Guest Stars : Matsu Tan (Burt Kwouk), Sage (Rober Lee)

 

F2 - Hitler`s Last Secret

Mike is caught up in a craze that is sweeping the world for wearing Nazi SS uniforms. In a hidden bunker in Germany , Hitler is revived from his long sleep by Professor Friedl. Hitler is in fact a shape-changing alien criminal who implanted a genetic trigger into the world`s population in 1945. By making a worldwide television broadcast, Nebor will be able to take command of the Earth`s youth.

First UK transmission : 2 episodes, 29th May -> 5th June 1978

Writer : Roger Price, Director : Leon Thau

Special Guest Stars : Hitler (Michael Sheard), Professor Friedl (Richard Warner), Major Hughes (Leon Eagles), Karl Brandt (Nicholas Lyndhurst), Willi Frisch (Earl Rhodes), Blitz (Ray Burdis), Wolfgang Grass (Charles Skinner), Corporal (Francis Mortimer)

 

F3 - The Thargon Menace

Mike and Hsui Tai investigate the crash landing of a Thargon spaceship on the tropical island of Meloza. On board are two criminals, Flyn and Sula who offer the island`s insane dictator, Papa Minn, the use of the deadly Ripper Ray. Armed with this deadly device, Papa Minn intends to place the entire world under his rule.

First UK transmission : 2 episodes, 12th June -> 26th June 1978

Writer : Roger Price, Director : Peter Yolland

Special Guest Stars : Sula (Jackie Cowper), Glyn (Michael Audreson), Captain (Graham Lines), Major Marcos (Eric Roberts), General Papa Minn (Olu Jacobs)

 

G1 - Castle of Fear

The Tomorrow People attempt to contact Andrew Forbes who has broken out as a Tomorrow Person himself. Andrew is using his powers to make ghosts and monsters appear in his father`s hotel, giving it a reputation for being haunted. Taking his prank one step further, Andrew allows a team of scientists to believe that they have seen a real monster in Loch Ness.

First UK transmission : 2 episodes, 9th October -> 16th October 1978

Writer : Roger Price, Director : Vic Hughes

Special Guest Stars : Bruce Forbes (Dominic Allan), Dr Gail Mayer (Jennifer Watts), Angus MacDuff (Bill Gavin), Professor Young (Brian Jackson)

 

G2 - Achilles Heel

When two aliens, Cantor and Yagon, masquerade as humans and book into the Forbe`s Hotel, Andrew becomes suspicious and investigates. The two have come to earth to mine a mineral that will allow them to rob all of the superbeings in the galaxy of their special powers.

First UK transmission : 2 episodes, 23rd October -> 30th October 1978

Writer : Roger Price, Director : Gabrielle Beaumont

Special Guest Stars : Bruce Forbes (Dominic Allan), Yagon (Hilary Minster), Cantor (Christian Rodska), Glip (Stanley Bates), Timus (Philip Gilbert)

 

G3 - The Living Skins

Mike and Hsui Tai act strangely when they buy and wear the latest fashion craze - bubbleskin jumpsuits. John and Tim discover the suits are in fact made of alien parasites that take over the wearer. The suits have been manufactured by a race of bubble like aliens who intend to use them to take over the people of Earth.

First UK transmission : 2 episodes, 6th November -> 13th November 1978

Writer : Roger Price, Director : Stan Woodward

Special Guest Stars : Wilton (Ralph Lawford), Girl (Judith Fielding), Guard (Dave Carter)

 

H1 - War of the Empires

Earth is caught in the conflict between the Thargons and Sorsens,. The Sorsens establish a base on the Moon, offer the US President advanced weaponry for his co-operation and capture Mike and Hsui Tai, The Galactic Federation are appalled when John makes a plea for them to intervene and he is stripped of his powers as punishment. When the Sorsens leave the Earth and the Thargons arrive, it is left to the Tomorrow People to save the world.

First UK transmission : 4 episodes, 29th January -> 19th February 1979

Writer : Roger price, Director : Vic Hughes

Special Guest Stars : Timus (Philip Gilbert), American President (John F Parker), American General (Hal Gallili), Morgan Evans (David Baxt), Dave Ricardo (Weston Gavin), Sorsen General (Richard Bartlett), Sorsen Captain (Terence Woodfield), Thargon Commander (Percy Herbert), Thargon Officer (Anthony Stafford), Amercian Lady (Mary law), Chair Creature (David Cann), Thargon General (Oliver Maguire)