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

The Aliens

  • TV comedy drama
  • E4
  • 2016
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedy drama about a group of human-looking aliens who are forced to live in a segregated community on Earth. Stars Michael Socha, Michaela Coel, Jim Howick, Michael Smiley, Trystan Gravelle and more.

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Series 1, Episode 2

The Aliens. Image shows from L to R: Lewis (Michael Socha), Antoine (Michael Smiley). Copyright: Clerkenwell Films
After Lilyhot reveals to Lewis that his real alien father is in prison, Lewis agrees to help break him out.

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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 17th March 2016 12:00am E4
Monday 21st March 2016 12:50am E4

Cast & crew

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
Matthew Tabern Editor
Tom Bowyer Production Designer
David Higgs Director of Photography
Vince Pope Composer



Lewis struggles to keep his identity a secret.


The Aliens S01E02 "Episode 2" review

Overall, The Aliens continues to be a solid show that's still shrouded in mystery.

Jessica Anson, MCM Buzz, 17th March 2016

With Lewis now under the thumb of manipulative extraterrestrial Lilyhot, he's about to discover that last week's nearly-being-buried-alive shenanigans are just the beginning of his problems. Lilyhot knows who Lewis's alien dad is, but he'll have to put himself and the hapless Dominic (Jim Howick) through some perilous prison-breaking before he can discover the truth. We also meet Troy's most ruthless and most Welsh gangster Fabien. All much better than it sounds on paper, thanks mainly to Michael Socha's Lewis.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 15th March 2016

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