Kinvig – 1981

Running for only one series of seven episodes and never repeated, many readers may have forgotten about this little gem.

Written by Nigel Kneale, of Quatermass fame it was intended as a send up of sci-fi  programs and the viewers who took them so seriously.  At the time of transmission the show was well received, falling out of favour in later years.

It’s worth watching just for Prunella Gee.

Summary

In the small town of Bingleton there is an electrical repair shop, run by Des Kinvig .  One day his store is visited by Miss Griffin (Prunella Gee), who is from the planet Mercury and in need of Des’ help.

Kinvig’s friend Jim Piper is a lifelong UFO watcher and becomes consumed by jealousy when he discovers that Kinvig has actually become involved with aliens.

It is never really made clear whether Kinvig’s encounters with aliens are real or the product of an overactive imagination.

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Cast

Tony Haygarth as Des Kinvig
Patsy Rowlands as Netta Kinvig
Prunella Gee as Miss Griffin
Colin Jeavons as Jim Piper
Danny Schiller as Sagga
Stephen Bent as Loon
Alan Bodenham as Bat
Simon Williams as Buddo
Patrick Newell as Mr. Horsley
Betty Hardy as Mrs. Snell
[edit]Tony Haygarth as Des Kinvig
Patsy Rowlands as Netta Kinvig
Prunella Gee as Miss Griffin
Colin Jeavons as Jim Piper
Danny Schiller as Sagga
Stephen Bent as Loon
Alan Bodenham as Bat
Simon Williams as Buddo
Patrick Newell as Mr. Horsley
Betty Hardy as Mrs. Snell

Details

Channel: ITV
Written By: Nigel Kneale
Produced By: London Weekend Television for ITV
Original Transmission Dates: 4 September 1981 – 16 October 1981

Merchandising

Available on DVD on the Network label www.networkdvd.net

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