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: Lewis (Michael Socha), Antoine (Michael Smiley). Copyright: Clerkenwell Films.

Series 1, Episode 2

After Lilyhot reveals to Lewis that his real alien father is in prison, Lewis agrees to help break him out.

Further details

After Lilyhot reveals to Lewis that his real alien father, Antoine, is in prison, Lewis agrees to help break him out.

Meanwhile Truss, a border control guard, begins to suspect that Lewis is involved in some shady dealings.

After the successful prison break, Lewis and Antoine's relationship gets off to a rocky start.

On hearing of Antoine's escape, Fabian, the criminal boss of Troy and Antoine's old nemesis, sets a bounty on Antoine's head.

Aided by Lilyhot and Dominic, Lewis smuggles Antoine back to Troy across the border. Soon after, Lewis then witnesses Antoine's dark-side...

Broadcast details

Tuesday 15th March 2016
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Michael Socha Lewis
Michaela Coel Lilyhot
Jim Howick Dominic
Michael Smiley Antoine
Trystan Gravelle Fabian
Holli Dempsey Holly
Neil Fitzmaurice Niall
Alex Beckett Ivan
Guest cast
Shaun Parkes Truss
Bronson Webb Guy
Chetna Pandya Chief
Chanel Cresswell Paulette
Dafydd Llyr Thomas Daniel
Ed Kear Hercule
Toby Wharton Patrice
Melanie Gray Melody
Sammy Williams Davide
Chin Nyenwe Ambulance Guard
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



Lewis struggles to keep his identity a secret.


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