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HG Wells: War with the World

Drama telling the story of the father of science fiction, HG Wells, and his messianic ambition to create a World State and avert mankind's headlong course towards self-destruction.

Drama telling the story of the father of science fiction, HG Wells.

Wells earned global fame with his prophetic novels such as War of the Worlds and used his celebrity to meet the world's greatest leaders. His almost messianic ambition was to create a world state and avert humankind's headlong course towards self-destruction.

Wells was also infamous for his radical thinking on sexual freedom, but ultimately his belief in free love was to have catastrophic consequences.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 24 Oct 2010 00:45

Credits

Role Contributor
HG Wells Michael Sheen
Rebecca West Sally Hawkins
Jane Wells Sarah Winman
GB Shaw Dermot Crowley
Moura Branka Katic
Mrs Hallam Elizabeth Elvin
Gorky Jacek Koman
Sykes Keir Charles
Minister Michael Cochrane
Producer Colette Flight
Director James Kent

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