First shown as part of the BBC's 'Play for Today' series in 1980, 'The Flipside of Dominick Hide' has been acclaimed as one of the small screen's finest science fiction stories. The immediate popularity of the play led, two years later, to an equally well-received sequel.
The Flipside of Dominick Hide (1980) Dominick Hide (Peter Firth), a time traveller from London in the year 2130, is studying the city's transport system of 1980. Breaking the rules, he lands his craft to seek out his great-grandfather. Compared to his anaesthetised home, 80's London is filthy and polluted...and yet...it exudes an excitement that soon draws him in.
Another Flip for Dominick (1982) Two years after his journey to the past, Dominick Hide has been promoted to instructor, and is no longer a time traveller. Then one of his pupils, Pyrus Bonnington, goes missing during a visit to 1982 London. Hide must track him down and prevent Pyrus damaging the past, but will the temptation to re-visit his own history be too strong to resist?