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Imaginative and well ahead of its time
on 27 November 2011
I learnt of the series in the 1980s and always longed to see it, finally buying and watching it in November 2011. I thoroughly enjoyed it. HTV West really made some wonderful television and good on Network for another extremely worthwhile release.
There is much to endorse this programme particular for its socio-economic messages. It is written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin of Doctor Who fame. Another Doctor Who connection is in episode 7, both Bernard Archard and Peter Copley appear, who later that same year are in the Tom Baker classic, Pyramids of Mars. The young actors, however have done relatively little after "Sky" which is a great shame.
Some of the special effects are exceedingly good and others not so, and the same applies to the music. But for the budget it must have had the production team are incredibly resourceful, and for me "Sky" helps to cement the 1970s as the golden era of British television.