The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells

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Original run: 28 Jan 2016 – 4 Feb 2016

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi

Network: sky ARTS 1 UK

Watched by: 430 of 662 595 0.06%

Total running time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Episode duration: 25 minutes

IMDB rating: 6 of 10 232 rating: 6.021 of 10 195

MyShows rating: 3.59 of 5 141


The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells is an anthology of four spooky tales.

Ray Winstone is heading a cast of acclaimed actors including Harry Potter star Michael Gambon in four HG Wells stories adapted especially for Sky Arts.

The anthology of twisted tales includes The Late Mr Elvesham, The Purple Pileus, The Moth and Devotee of Art, and will form the series The Nightmare World of HG Wells, which is set to air on Sky Arts in January 2016. The broadcast will coincide with the 150th anniversary of Wells' birth.

The set-based dramas will feature a mix of well-known faces and rising stars of British theatre and screen including Michael Gambon (Fortitude), Antonia Thomas (Misfits), Luke Treadaway (Unbroken), Shaun Parkes (Notes on a Scandal), Rupert Graves (Sherlock) Brid Brennan (Brooklyn) and Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr Selfridge).

They join Winstone, who stars as the enigmatic author.

In each of the shorts, Winstone's Wells acts as narrator, guiding the viewer through his nightmare stories, commenting on his characters and overseeing their twisted fates.

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