The Aliens. Image shows from L to R: Dominic (Jim Howick), Lewis (Michael Socha), Lilyhot (Michaela Coel). Copyright: Clerkenwell Films.

The Aliens

E4 comedy drama. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2016. Stars Michael Socha, Michaela Coel, Jim Howick, Michael Smiley, Trystan Gravelle, Holli Dempsey, Neil Fitzmaurice and Alex Beckett.

The Aliens. Image shows from L to R: Lilyhot (Michaela Coel), Lewis (Michael Socha). Copyright: Clerkenwell Films.

Series 1, Episode 1

Lewis is a border guard at a checkpoint that patrols a wall, but after a chance encounter with mysterious alien Lilyhot his life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that he's actually half alien.

Further details

Since they crash-landed in the UK 40 years ago, aliens have lived among us. Though they look and behave exactly like us, they are forced to live a segregated life, behind a huge wall in a ghetto called Troy. It's a hedonistic and ramshackle town, unpoliced and filled with gangs who make a living smuggling alien hair out of Troy to be smoked as a drug by humans.

Lewis is a border guard at the checkpoint that patrols the wall, but after a chance encounter with mysterious alien Lilyhot his life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that he's actually half alien. Things begin to spiral out of control when Lewis' sister Holly becomes embroiled with an alien drug gang and is kidnapped and taken into Troy. Lewis, with the help of Dominic, an alien cleaner at the checkpoint, is forced to find a way to save his sister.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 8th March 2016
Time
9pm
Channel
E4
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Michael Socha Lewis
Michaela Coel Lilyhot
Jim Howick Dominic
Trystan Gravelle Fabian
Holli Dempsey Holly
Neil Fitzmaurice Niall
Alex Beckett Ivan
Guest cast
Ashley Walters Christophe
Vivienne Acheampong (as Vivienne Achaempong) Teacher
Shaun Parkes Truss
Bronson Webb Guy
Josef Altin Jerome
Chetna Pandya Chief
Tom Davis Jean
Chanel Cresswell Paulette
Samson Kayo MC
Reuben Johnson Marc
Writing team
Fintan Ryan Writer
Production team
Jonathan van Tulleken Director
Charlie Leech Producer
Petra Fried Executive Producer
Matt Jarvis Executive Producer
Murray Ferguson Executive Producer

Video

School Visit

The school kids are in for a treat during the tour of border control.

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