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anyone remember this movie or mini series?


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All I can remember is that:

I watched it over 10 years ago, it was set in England, in a sleepy rural village.

The British army and special forces were involved I cannot remember if any american troops or specialists were there

There was a plague or virus spreading that came from aliens or alien phenomena, no cure or way to stop it

The only way to stop it was exploding a nuclear bomb(s) at the very end of the movie

The very last scene was a woman (scientist? army?) who finally was infected going outside after everyone deserted the town(s) and she looked up and then white light explosion (bomb going off)

This played for several hours one Sunday, so I'm thinking it was a British mini series of some sort and not a weekly tv program; or perhaps it was just a long movie.

I have searched under British movies, British mini series, nuclear and disaster movies/mini series and am at a loss of where to go next. Please help!

It was slow moving, but well done and a pretty good story line.


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It sounds like a 1956 British movie starring Dean Jagger.

British Army radiation drills at a remote Scottish base attract a subterranean, radioactive entity of unknown nature that vanishes, leaving two severely radiation-burned soldiers... and a "bottomless" crack in the earth. Others who meet the thing in the night suffer likewise, and with increasing severity; it seems to be able to "absorb" radiation from any source, growing bigger and bigger. What is it?? How do you destroy a thing that "feeds" on energy? IMDB

Sorry,, I forgot to type in the title....."X, THE UNKNOWN"....must have the plague.


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bobbyj, good suggestion, however X The Unknown is not the one . :(

This one had no blobby monster things. It was more of a 'could happen in real life thing' -sort of.

I do not recall creatures in it, but a threat. If I remember correctly, it involved influencing peoples thoughts, behavior and brain function. It contained personal drama between people there.

The very last scene was the woman who was involved in finding a solution or 'cure' throughout the movie was found to be infected ( she tried to hide it for a while) and there was still no cure or stopping whatever the threat was. Somehow, I remember her a blonde with her hair put up in the last scene.

Everyone deserted and evacuated then the army pulled out of the English village. The nuclear bomb was set with a timer. With everyone gone, she alone walks outside looks up (at whatever it was) and there is a flash of brilliant white light. End. The credits roll.

It was a long one, even with commercials, so I'm still thinking 'mini series'.


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FYI folks:

I believe I have found the tiltle I have been searching for. For anyone who is interested it was called "Invasion : Earth . A British mini-series from 1998 (6 episodes)

no wonder I remember it playing an entire afternoon!

It was done well, no fluffy gals in high heels falling down!




Invasion: Earth (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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