A short blurb from A & E Home Video about Timeslip: The Complete Series:” Have you ever had the feeling you’ve been here before? Or you know what will happen next? Perhaps you’re experiencing a TIMESLIP, where past and future are just a blink of an eye away.”
In the early 1970’s, it was a good time for British children’s television. At the same time you had Dr Who on the BBC, The Freewheelers on Southern Television and Timeslip on ATV. This series was a well thought out premise and well written for children. The story was about 2 fifteen year old children while on vacation, discover a invisible time barrier on a farm that they go through that first takes them to World War II, then traveling to Antarctica in the 1990s, a tropical jungle that happens to be in England and then to a research facility in the 1960s. When the show premiered in 1970, the show was already ahead of its time dealing with topics such as anti-aging drugs, global warming and cloning. All 26 episodes are available for the first time on DVD. The show was originally made in color and on videotape but due to the mass purging of TV show from different studios at that time, that all remains in color is episode 6 of the story The Time of the Ice Box. The rest of the episodes of the series are in black and white and on film. I found this show to be quite entertaining and thought provoking. There is also an interesting documentary called “Beyond the Time Barrier” and there is an interactive map of where the time barrier is.
The video quality is very good! All the episodes but one are on film. Film quality is quite good with little to no dirt or specks All discs have a Play All feature.
Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono but very clear!
Disc 1- 1. “The Wrong End Of Time” (6 Episodes)
Disc 2- 1. “The Time Of The Ice Box” (6 Episodes)-with John Barron
Disc 3- 1. “The Year Of The Burn Up” (8 Episodes)-with David Graham
Disc 4-1. “The Day Of The Clones” (6 Episodes)
Disc 1: None
Disc 2: None
Disc 3: None
Disc 4: “Beyond The Time Barrier” Documentary (17:55)
Timeslip Introduction- (Text Only)
Selected Biographies- (Text Only)
Storytelling at its best! I recommend this set! A neat addition of children’s fantasy television.