Timeslip Episode Guide
Below is a complete series guide including cast and production
for the entire twenty six episode run of Timeslip. The plot synopsises
have been written so's not to include any real spoilers for those
who have yet to see it.
If you require a more in-depth scene-by-scene breakdown of the
series together with individual episode credits and screen-caps,
please use the menu on the left of the screen to navigate your
way through the whole serial. For clarity, episodes in the these
breakdowns have been numbered to correspond with their numbering
in each story as opposed to the series as a whole.
Series episode guide
Regular Cast & Crew:
Spencer Banks (Simon Randall), Cheryl Burfield (Liz Skinner),
Denis Quilley (Commander Traynor), Iris Russell (Jean Skinner),
Derek Benfield (Skinner).Produced by John Cooper
Script edited by Ruth Boswell
Scientific Advisor - Geoffrey Hoyle
The Wrong End of Time
||6 episodes / Parts 1 - 6
Written by Bruce Stewart
Designed by Gerry Roberts
Directed by John Cooper
Tx. 28.9.70 to 2.11.70 @ 17.15 - 17.50
Rpt Tx. 2.11.73 to 7.12.73 @ 16.20 - 16.50
When a young girl vanishes near a derelict naval station in St.
Oswald, a fantastic series of events is set in motion which sends
teenagers Simon Randall and Liz Skinner back in time to 1940 and
the very night when the base was taken over by a group of German
marines. It also re-awakens the nightmare faced by Liz's father
who was stationed there at the time as his former commanding officer
turns up in St. Oswald seeking answers to the situation and creating
questions about his true motives.
John Alkin (Frank), Sandor Eles (Gottfried), Paul Humpoletz (Graz),
John Garrie (Arthur Griffiths), Royston Tickner (George Bradley),
Peter Sproule (Ferris), John Abbott (Phipps), Kenneth Watson (Dr.
Fordyce), Virginia Balfour (Alice Fortune), Sally Templer (Sarah),
Hilary Minster (Fritz), Peter Fairley (Introduction to part 1:
The Time of the Ice Box
||6 episodes / Parts 7 - 12
by Bruce Stewart
Designed by Gerry Roberts (Part 7) and Michael Eve (Parts
Directed by Peter Jefferies
Tx. 9.11.70 to 14.12.70 @ 17.15 - 17.50
Rpt Tx. 14.12.73 to 18.1.74 @ 16.20 - 16.50
An increasingly duplicitous Traynor convinces Simon to return
through the time barrier against the wishes of Liz's parents.
When Liz follows him, the two time travellers find themselves
mistaken for scientific guinea pigs at an Arctic research base
twenty years in the future where the officious base commander
is apparently on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
John Barron (Devereaux), Mary Preston (Beth Skinner), Peggy Thorpe-Bates
(Dr. Edith Joynton), John Barcroft (Bukov), Robert Oates (Larry),
Peter Fairley (Introduction to part 7:uncredited).
The Year of the Burn-Up
||8 episodes / Parts 13 - 20
Written by Bruce Stewart (Parts 13-19) and Victor Pemberton
Directed by Ron Francis (Parts 13 & 20) and Peter Jefferies
(Parts 14 - 19)
Designed by Gerry Roberts (Parts 13 & 20) and Michael
Eve (Parts 14 - 19)
Tx. 21.12.70 to 8.2.71 @ 17.10 - 17.45 (Part 13 17.15 - 17.50)
Rpt Tx. 25.1.74 to 22.3.74 @ 16.20 - 16.50 (Part 18 16.30 - 17.00)
Escaping from the dying Ice Box, Simon and Liz are transported
by the time barrier to an alternate 1990 where a technocratic
society's misuse of scientific progress has resulted in the breakdown
of the planet's climate. As the Earth faces destruction from the
growing heat, Simon is forced to confront not just his own personal
future but an elderly, schitzophrenic Traynor bent on revenge
against those who betrayed him.
Mary Preston (Beth Skinner)*, David Graham (2957), Teresa Scobie
(Miss Stebins), Merdal Jordine (Vera), Brian Pettifer (Paul),
Ian Fairbain (Alpha 4), Teresa Scoble (Alpha 16), Lesley Scoble
(Alpha 17), Patrick Durkin (Delta 22), Stuart Henry (Technician).
[ * Uncredited on episode 20]
The Day of the Clone
||6 episodes / Parts 21 - 26
Written by Victor Pemberton
Designed by Gerry Roberts
Directed by Dave Foster (Parts 21 - 24) and Ron Francis
(Parts 25 & 26)
Tx. 15.2.71 to 22.3.71 @ 17.10 - 17.45
Rpt Tx. 29.3.74 to 10.5.74 @ 16.20 - 16.50
Returning to the present day, Liz is kidnapped. Simon's search
for her leads him to the government research centre run by Traynor.
Escaping through the time barrier, the two teenagers find themselves
back at the centre but five years in the past. There, they are
surprised to discover not just Morgan C. Devereaux from the Ice
Box but also a very different Charles Traynor.
Ian Fairbairn (Dr. Frazer), John Swindells (Pitman), Teresa Scoble
(Stebbins), Mary Larkin (Maria), Bruce Beeby (Desk Attendant),
Harry Davis (Commissionaire), Dennis Balcombe (Driver), John Barron
(Devereaux), Derek Sydney (De Sarem), John Cazabon (Mr. Randall),
John Herrington (Newsvendor), Hilary Lidell (Ward Sister), Keith
Grenville (Dr. Ferguson), Richard Thorp (George Pointer).
Twenty-six '25' minute episodes / Colour* / Produced
by A.T.V. Network Ltd
(* Episodes 22 & 23 were recorded in black and white
due to industrial action.)
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