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Episode Guide

Story One...
The Wrong End Of Time

  Part One
Part Two

  Part Three
Part Four

  Part Five
Part Six

Story Two...
The Time of the Ice Box

  Part One
Part Two

  Part Three
Part Four

  Part Five
Part Six

Story Three...
The Year of the Burn Up

  Part One
Part Two

  Part Three
Part Four

  Part Five
Part Six

  Part Seven
Part Eight

Story Four...
The Day of the Clone

  Part One
Part Two

  Part Three
Part Four

  Part Five
Part Six



 

 

The Official 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.

Guest Cast:
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: uncredited)



The Time of the Ice Box

  6 episodes / Parts 7 - 12

Written by Bruce Stewart
Designed by Gerry Roberts (Part 7) and Michael Eve (Parts 8-12)
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.

Guest Cast:
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 (Part 20)
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.

Guest Cast:
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.

Guest Cast:
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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