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As each episode of the brand-new BBC War Of The Worlds (2019) sci-fi adap­ta­tion airs on M-Net in the first quar­ter [the Jan­uary start date was pushed out in the UK], that episode plus the next episode will ar­rive on Show­max. Rafe Spall plays Ge­orge, nar­ra­tor of the tale, and Eleanor Tom­lin­son (Demelza in Poldark, 2015- cur­rent) is his part­ner Amy. Ru­pert Graves (DI Lestrade in Sher­lock) is Ge­orge’s brother Fred­er­ick and Robert Car­lyle (Franco in Brit com­edy movie Trainspot­ting, 1996) has been cast as sci­en­tist Ogilvy. The se­ries keeps au­thor HG Wells’ orig­i­nal Ed­war­dian Era set­ting, which is a huge bless­ing for a tale of alien in­va­sion and panic as it feels im­me­di­ate and un­pre­dictable. We know that no­body on­screen has spent time think­ing about all those movie-and-TV based strate­gies for deal­ing with the hor­ror of in­va­sion. And no­body is fly­ing an aero­plane into an alien ship or up­load­ing a virus to solve the prob­lem.

Lo­cal tele­vi­sion lovers can also look for­ward to the un­cen­sored com­edy Roast of mu­si­cian AKA that will be recorded at the live event on Thurs­day 21 Fe­bru­ary and airs on Show­max in March, one day af­ter it airs on Com­edy Cen­tral.

Eleanor and Ge­orge are flee­ing more than just aliens.

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