An accidental discovery of a drug for the mass unconscious and a naive schoolteacher's ardor lead to personal and almost global disaster. Harper's world edges on nightmares between life and... See full summary »
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 Jim Harper 3 episodes, 1998
Lydzia Englert ...
 Rochelle 3 episodes, 1998
Maria Lennon ...
James McCarthy ...
James Duke ...
Michael Bertenshaw ...
 Dr. Franks 3 episodes, 1998
Stephen Jenn ...
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 Dr. Bauer 3 episodes, 1998
Michael Harbour ...
James Kerr ...
Tim Poole ...
Hermione Gulliford ...
Billy McColl ...
Lyndam Gregory ...
 Dr. Brandon 2 episodes, 1998
William Vanderpuye ...
 Male Nurse 2 episodes, 1998
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An accidental discovery of a drug for the mass unconscious and a naive schoolteacher's ardor lead to personal and almost global disaster. Harper's world edges on nightmares between life and death, waking and dreaming, insanity and sanity. Somewhere this crosses the line between Seconds (1966) and On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). Written by Rick Razo <wdrazo@prodigy.net>

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Some Nightmares Happen While You're Awake

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2 April 1998 (UK)  »

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Oktober - Blutspur ins Jenseits  »

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When Jim Harper looks at the hospital tag that reads, "Baby Harper (M)" it lists his birth date as 15.10.65. This is actually Stephen Tompkinson's birth date. See more »

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Great drama, sadly unavailable anywhere.
29 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

I didn't realise that this mini-series of three episodes was only 5 years old! I remember seeing the first episode and thought it was amazing drama. The final scenes were nothing short of breath-taking; although some of it was predictable.

Nonetheless, I'm surprised that the producers never thought of releasing this to the public on DVD or VHS. It would certainly give some people something entertaining to watch on a Sunday night.

I think at the time when Oktober came out, there was a lot of promising British TV, but unfortunately most of them were either canned or really dumbed-down for the audience. I can remember seeing "Crime Traveller" and thought that was fun, although nothing new.

There was also "Cracker", which came out a little earlier, I think. "Cracker" was controversial at the time because, if I recall, there was a sex scene that came just seconds after the watershed and provoked outcry by those members of the UK society who obviously had nothing better to do.

Anyway, catch Oktober if you can. Not sure where you'll get it. But it's fun, albeit in a dark sense!


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