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The Invisible Man 

A scientist named Griffin invents a way to change his body's refractive index and thus becomes invisible. He uses the opportunity to carry out random acts of violence.






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Complete series cast summary:
Pip Donaghy Pip Donaghy ...  Griffin - The Invisible Man 6 episodes, 1984
David Gwillim ...  Dr. Samuel Kemp 3 episodes, 1984
Lila Kaye ...  Mrs. Jenny Hall 3 episodes, 1984
Ron Pember Ron Pember ...  Mr. George Hall 3 episodes, 1984
Merelina Kendall ...  Lucy 3 episodes, 1984
Gerald James Gerald James ...  Dr. Edward Cuss 3 episodes, 1984
Michael Sheard ...  Rev. Edward Bunting 3 episodes, 1984
Frank Middlemass ...  Thomas Marvel 2 episodes, 1984
Jonathan Adams ...  Teddy Henfrey 2 episodes, 1984
Roy Holder ...  Sandy Wadgers 2 episodes, 1984
Bernard Stone Bernard Stone ...  Shop Owner 2 episodes, 1984
John Quarmby ...  Constable Charlie Jaffers 2 episodes, 1984
Helen Gold Helen Gold ...  Rose 2 episodes, 1984
Anna Wing Anna Wing ...  Mrs. Sarah Roberts 2 episodes, 1984
Nigel Gregory Nigel Gregory ...  Youth 2 episodes, 1984
Rachael Heaton-Armstrong Rachael Heaton-Armstrong ...  Girl 2 episodes, 1984


A scientist named Griffin invents a way to change his body's refractive index and thus becomes invisible. He uses the opportunity to carry out random acts of violence.

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Release Date:

10 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Людина-невидимка See more »


Box Office


$700,000 (estimated)
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(3 parts) | (6 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Re-edited from 6x30 minutes to 3x60 minutes for overseas sale. See more »


Version of The Invisible Man: Pilot (2000) See more »

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Engaging drama.
15 March 2009 | by Ged-12See all my reviews

It's been over 40 years since I've read the novel by wells, but as adaptations go this is very faithful, with the Universal 1933 classic being perhaps the only other version that I've reasonably enjoyed. The rest of the Universal series and the many TV movies and series have always, for me, been simple adventures that use the invisibility theme as a means of inventing generally poor story lines.

What I enjoyed about this BBC serial is that the invisibility plays almost second fiddle to the drama as it unfolds. It's only during the later episodes that they are very cleverly, and mostly successfully, inserted into the ensuing drama. Finally let me add that Lila Kaye, as the pub landlady, gives Una O'Connor a good run for her money in the hysterics department.

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