Category: Cult TV Essentials

Cult TV Essentials: The Tribe

Often described as Mad Max for kids, the post-apocalyptic drama known as The Tribe was created by Raymond Thompson and Harry Duffin, It ran for five seasons (260 episodes) between 1999 and 2003. The show opens approximately six to nine months after all the adults on the planet […]

Cult TV Essentials: Metal Mickey

Metal Mickey  is a fictional five-foot-tall robot character created, controlled and voiced by Johnny Edward. After appearing on a variety of tv shows including The Saturday Banana and Jim’ll Fix It, Metal Mickey was given his own TV show. Micky Dolenz (The Monkees) was brought in to produce […]

Cult TV Essentials: Doomwatch

Created by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis, Doomwatch was a British science fiction show than ran between 9th February 1970 – 14th August 1972 (Three seasons/ 38 episodes – 14 of which are missing). The show follows Department of Measurement of Scientific Work (nicknamed Doomwatch) who are a scientific […]

Cult TV Essentials: Fortitude

Fortitude was a Sky Atlantic psychological sci-fi thriller TV series that ran between 2015 & 2018. For twenty-six episodes over three seasons it bewildered, amused and triggered its audiences gag reflex. Set on an island in the Norwegian Arctic the premise focused on a prehistoric parasite that has […]

Cult TV Essentials: Kenny Starfighter

Debuting in 1997, Kenny Starfighter was a Swedish six-episode mini-series that opens in a manner similar to The Demon Headmaster with students Markus (Johan Stattin), Sofia (Josefin Edvardsson), Tyrone (Gabriel Hermelin) and Burken (Linus Samuelsson) realising something is wrong with their school with teachers acting strange. Luckily for them […]

Cult TV Essentials: Eleventh Hour

Created by writer Stephen Gallagher, Eleventh Hour was a four part 2006 British series that followed the adventures of Professor Ian Hood (played by Patrick Stewart). Hood was a Special Advisor to the government’s Joint Sciences Committee, who troubleshot various threats of “scientific endeavour.” Hood was assisted by D.S. […]

Cult TV Essentials: Hex

Created by Julian Jones and Lucy Watkins, Hex was a TV series that explored the supernatural. It ran for two seasons (19 episodes) between 2004 and 2005. Hex was set in a remote English school called Medenham Hall where as it happens was built on the site of what […]

Cult TV Essentials: Zapped

Zapped  is a British sci-fi/fantasy sitcom that takes place in both in the real world and in a town called Munty which exists in a medieval fantasy world. The series debuted in October 2016 and has currently ran for three seasons. The show follows the adventures of Brian […]