In December, Network DVD will be releasing “Armchair Theatre Archive” Volume 2, which contains four episodes of the ABC drama strand including 1963’s “The Invasion”.
Written by novelist Angus Wilson, the satirical comedy starred Patrick Wymark and Eleanor Summerfield as two “new rich” incomers engaged in a conflict with the gentry (represented by Athene Saylor, Frances Rowe and Clive Morton, unaware that Martians are secretly invading the planet).
Born in Bexhill in 1913, Wilson began writing following a nervous breakdown while working as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War Two. He later wrote “Anglo Saxon Attitudes” and “The Old Men At The Zoo”, both of which were adapted for television.
The DVD is currently on offer for “pre-order” on the Network website