The Tomorrow People (1973)

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The Tomorrow People
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Premiere April 30, 1973
Finale February 19, 1979
Creator Roger Price
Network ITV
Style 30-minute sci-fi adventure
Company Thames Television
Seasons 8
Episodes 68
Origin UK

The Tomorrow People is a sci-fi adventure that aired on ITV.

The series is about a group of teenagers who are the next stage of human evolution—Homo superior. These Tomorrow People look just like ordinary people, but they have superior telepathic and telekinetic powers. They are able to talk to each other with their minds, travel long distances just by thinking themselves there. The TPs live in a disused part of the London Underground which they call The Lab, here they have an extra ally in TIM, a biotronic (half machine, half organic) computer. They travel by a method called jaunting, thinking themselves from one place to another, although for enormous distances, into space for example, they have to be guided by TIM via jaunting belts. TPs go through a stage in their teenage years called "Breaking out", this means they are soon to become a TP.

The Tomorrow People finished in 1979 but was revived some years later. The revival series was also titled The Tomorrow People. An American version of the series debuted on The CW in 2013.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Nicholas Young John 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Sammie Winmill Carol 1
Peter Vaughn-Clarke Stephen Jameson 1 2 3 4
Stephen Salmon Kenny 1
Phillip Gilbert TIM (voice) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Elizabeth Adare Elizabeth Umnondo 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Dean Lawrence Tyso Boswell 3 4
Mike Holoway Mike Bell 4 5 6 7 8
Masako Koba Hsiu Tai 6 7 8
Nigel Rhodes Andrew Forbes 7 8

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
ITV
Season One April 30, 1973 July 30, 1973 13
Season Two February 4, 1974 May 6, 1974 13
Season Three February 26, 1975 May 21, 1975 13
Season Four January 28, 1976 March 10, 1976 7
Season Five February 28, 1977 April 4, 1977 6
Season Six May 15, 1978 June 26, 1978 6
Season Seven October 9, 1978 November 13, 1978 6
Season Eight January 29, 1979 February 19, 1979 4

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series October 3, 2006 12

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Season Sets
Set 1 May 31, 2005 4

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Set 2 November 29, 2005 4

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Set 3 May 30, 2006 4

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External Sites