The Boy from Space


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From the British Film Institute   

The Boy from Space

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.

Year: 1971/1980 | 2-disc box set  | Running time: 200 minutes | Colour  | Subtitles: English, optional

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


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 find a strange, thin man, and discover a boy called Peep-peep who speaks an 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 to the main drama, including a new forward and a voice-over.

This long-awaited DVD release presents the complete 1980 series along with extensive extras including the original 1972 BBC recording of the story, and alternative presentations of the original TV drama which allow 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.

Feature-length presentation (70 mins): exclusive version, edited specially for the release.

BBC Records: audio version (55 mins): Original spoken word recordings from the 1972 vinyl release, narrated by Charles Collingwood.

BBC Records: 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 information

Weight .101 kg
Dimensions 13.5 × 19.5 × 1.5 cm