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 ====== Flipside of Dominick Hide ====== ====== Flipside of Dominick Hide ======
  
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 The Flipside of Dominick Hide was a wonderful BBC Play for Today from the early 1980s, and possibly the best SF ever done by the BBC. Although it now appears to have sunk from sight it was so well received at the time that the BBC commissioned a sequel (unique for Play for Today?) called Another Flip for Dominick. The plot is a fairly standard time-traveller-goes-back-in-time-and-gets-tangled-up-in-his-own-timeline but it is so well done as to be an almost perfect piece of SF. Dominick was played by Peter Firth, but it wasn't really a big name production. One key ingredient in the whole thing was also the theme song - "Are There Somewhere Island"​ by US band Meal Ticket, which just fits the tone of the whole thing perfectly. The Flipside of Dominick Hide was a wonderful BBC Play for Today from the early 1980s, and possibly the best SF ever done by the BBC. Although it now appears to have sunk from sight it was so well received at the time that the BBC commissioned a sequel (unique for Play for Today?) called Another Flip for Dominick. The plot is a fairly standard time-traveller-goes-back-in-time-and-gets-tangled-up-in-his-own-timeline but it is so well done as to be an almost perfect piece of SF. Dominick was played by Peter Firth, but it wasn't really a big name production. One key ingredient in the whole thing was also the theme song - "Are There Somewhere Island"​ by US band Meal Ticket, which just fits the tone of the whole thing perfectly.
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 For the next few years my grotty VHS copy was it. When I met Deborah I was delighted that she also had fond memories of the series and we watched the VHS copy multiple times, and I kept scanning the BBC lists for a formal release, and I'm sure wrote to them after it too. Then in the late 80s they finally issued it and I picked a copy up from the BBC shop in Belfast where I was serving. Then some time in the 90s the released the DVD copy and it was solidly out there - although still not widely talked about or mentioned. This micro-site is to try and address that and encourage more people to watch this beautiful piece of British TV SF. For the next few years my grotty VHS copy was it. When I met Deborah I was delighted that she also had fond memories of the series and we watched the VHS copy multiple times, and I kept scanning the BBC lists for a formal release, and I'm sure wrote to them after it too. Then in the late 80s they finally issued it and I picked a copy up from the BBC shop in Belfast where I was serving. Then some time in the 90s the released the DVD copy and it was solidly out there - although still not widely talked about or mentioned. This micro-site is to try and address that and encourage more people to watch this beautiful piece of British TV SF.
  
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