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Boy from Space, The Boy from Space, The

Release date 25th August 2014


Unavailable in any video format since its original broadcast outings, the BFI DVD edition of the cult children’s science fiction series will delight its many fans.

Release date 25th August 2014


Unavailable in any video format since its original broadcast outings, the BFI DVD edition of the cult children’s science fiction series will delight its many fans.

£22.99

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The Meteorite | The Spinning Compass | The Man in the Sand-pit | In Danger! | The Hold-up | Where is Tom? | The Hunt for the Car | The Lake | Captured! | In the Spaceship


When brother and sister Dan and Helen see a strange object falling from the sky one night, they set out to look for traces of a meteorite in the nearby sand-pit. There, they are confronted by a strange thin man, and discovers a boy called Peep-peep who speaks a bizarre alien language.

Originally broadcast in 1971, as part of the BBC’s educational ‘Look and Read’ strand, The Boy From Space was shown again in 1980 in a revised version featuring new presenters Wordy and Cosmo, as well as updates – including a new forward and a voice-over – to the main drama.

This long-awaited DVD release presents the complete 1980 series along with extensive extras contains the original 1972 BBC Records recording of the story, and alternative presentations of the original TV drama which allow for Dan, Helen and Peep-peep’s adventures to be experienced in new and exciting ways.

Special features:
•The complete 1980 series (10 x 20 mins): all ten episodes of the BBC’s classic ‘Look and Read’ series, featuring Dan, Helen and Peep-peep’s story, as well as helpful tips from Wordy and Cosmo
•Feature-length presentation (70 mins): exclusive version of Dan, Helen and Peep-peep’s adventures, edited specially for the release
•BBC Records LP: audio version (55 mins): Original spoken word recordings from the 1972 vinyl release, narrated by Charles Collingwood
•BBC Records LP: film version (55 mins): an exclusive presentation, combining audio from the 1972 LP with footage from the 1980 TV broadcast
•Original animated sequences
•Illustrated booklet with essays by British TV experts Christopher Perry and Ben Clarke; comprehensive credits

The Meteorite | The Spinning Compass | The Man in the Sand-pit | In Danger! | The Hold-up | Where is Tom? | The Hunt for the Car | The Lake | Captured! | In the Spaceship


When brother and sister Dan and Helen see a strange object falling from the sky one night, they set out to look for traces of a meteorite in the nearby sand-pit. There, they are confronted by a strange thin man, and discovers a boy called Peep-peep who speaks a bizarre alien language.

Originally broadcast in 1971, as part of the BBC’s educational ‘Look and Read’ strand, The Boy From Space was shown again in 1980 in a revised version featuring new presenters Wordy and Cosmo, as well as updates – including a new forward and a voice-over – to the main drama.

This long-awaited DVD release presents the complete 1980 series along with extensive extras contains the original 1972 BBC Records recording of the story, and alternative presentations of the original TV drama which allow for Dan, Helen and Peep-peep’s adventures to be experienced in new and exciting ways.

Special features:
•The complete 1980 series (10 x 20 mins): all ten episodes of the BBC’s classic ‘Look and Read’ series, featuring Dan, Helen and Peep-peep’s story, as well as helpful tips from Wordy and Cosmo
•Feature-length presentation (70 mins): exclusive version of Dan, Helen and Peep-peep’s adventures, edited specially for the release
•BBC Records LP: audio version (55 mins): Original spoken word recordings from the 1972 vinyl release, narrated by Charles Collingwood
•BBC Records LP: film version (55 mins): an exclusive presentation, combining audio from the 1972 LP with footage from the 1980 TV broadcast
•Original animated sequences
•Illustrated booklet with essays by British TV experts Christopher Perry and Ben Clarke; comprehensive credits

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Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673020012
Catalogue Number BFIV2001
Subtitle by Richard Carpenter
Product contents 2-disc boxset
Year 1971 / 1980
Director BBC TV
Publisher(s) BFI
Format DVD
Countries UK
Colour Colour
Sound Dolby Digital audio (320kbps)
Subtitles English, optional for hearing-impaired
Running time 200 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate PG

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