|The Tomorrow People|
The Galactic Federation is at war with the rapacious Sorson Empire, and losing. Two Federation ambassadors, negotiating a peace treaty, have been kidnapped by the Sorsons. One, however, has escaped, and joined forces with the anti-Sorson rebellion on the planet Desh. From there, he heads back home, to Earth, and his friends John and Tim of the Tomorrow People, pursued by the vengeful Sorsons.
The ambassador in question is Stephen Jameson, one of the very first Tomorrow People. But can the Deshian rebel he has befriended by trusted? Of are the secrets she carries more deadly than even Stephen realises
Nicholas Young (John), Helen Goldwyn (Elena), Daniel Wilson (Paul), Philip Gilbert (TIM / Timus), Lisa Bowerman (Hollos), Roy Skelton (Sorsons), Peter Vaughan Clarke (Stephen)
Once more, the spirit of the original television show is recreated - even more convincingly here than in the first release - in Gary Russell's 'The Deadliest Species' (which might be subtitled, 'How to Wind Up TP fans').
I really like this. Nicholas Young has a much more convincing take on John, and the rest of the cast gel together as a convincing team.
Returnee Peter Vaughn Clarke breaks the prime barrier, and kills people - something Tomorrow People have always been unable to do. His delivery is occasionally flat, but PVC plays the part of Stephen's inner turmoil well.
Ex-Dalek Roy Skelton plays the Sorsons - on television, THE most improbable race of aliens you will ever see. But they are written here as semi-comedic characters anyway, which works in their favour.
Lisa Bowerman is exceptional as the doomed Hollos, and as a whole, this tale makes much better use of the audio medium than 'The New Gods' did.