The time travellers find themselves in an alternate world, 30 years in the future. The people here are living simplified 'back to basics' lives, having been told they’ve averted the ecological tipping point by radically changing their way of life.
However, the team soon find out that the world governments are still preparing for a catastrophic environmental disaster that will alter the planet forever.
Only the chosen few will survive, so Liz, Simon, Jade, Neil and Charlotte must work together to find the barrier and escape certain death.
Timeslip original television series © ITC Entertainment Group Limited 1970.
Recorded on: 27-28 February 2023
Recorded at: The Soundhouse
Producer David Richardson said: “We almost got underway with these episodes almost three years ago, but lockdown changed the world and at times it felt like we were living through a Timeslip story! At last, we’ve been able to lock in these two authentic Timeslip stories that bring this mini-series to a natural close.
“It’s wonderful to be back with Spencer, Cheryl, Orlando, Amanda and Sarah, having fun in the studio while making some rather dark stories. Having loved this series since I first saw it in 1970, I feel so lucky to take it into a new era."
Writer Helen Goldwyn said: “I just love working with this team of regulars, there’s such a nice vibe. I know these characters really well and I can hear their voices very clearly in my head when I’m writing because they’re all so distinctive.
“It’s fantastic because Spencer and Cheryl, in particular, are so delighted to be there. That adds to the pleasure for me and obviously you want to give them lots of gritty stuff to get their teeth into. Like a lot of our lead actors in other shows, when they do come in it’s a real treat for everyone, and you know they will really get into the performance.”
Spencer Banks and Cheryl Burfield
Sarah Sutton, Cheryl Burfield, Amanda Shodeko, Spencer Banks, Orlando Gibbs