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The Midwich Cuckoos

  • Season 1
  • 7 episodes
  • Drama
  • Sci-fi
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Episode 5: Why Are You Lying?

Summary

As the children's grip on Midwich tightens, Zoe and Sam face a discovery

Review

The offspring of Midwich are now three years old (though they look six), and seem to see all and hear all, like CCTV (creepy children TV). “It’s like living under occupation,” says Zoe (Aisling Loftus), more determined than ever that the world should know the truth. And despite the vengeful nature of the kids — they inflict harm when their parents displease them — Susannah (Keeley Hawes) tries better to understand that very reflex.

It’s a tense, brittle instalment, with Susannah’s attempted reunion with daughter Cassie a centrepiece that proves why Hawes is in such demand. One revelation suggests the direction that adapter David Farr might take, but the series has a wonderfully off-kilter vibe…

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  • Summary

    As the children's grip on Midwich tightens, Zoe and Sam face a discovery

    Review

    The offspring of Midwich are now three years old (though they look six), and seem to see all and hear all, like CCTV (creepy children TV). “It’s like living under occupation,” says Zoe (Aisling Loftus), more determined than ever that the world should know the truth. And despite the vengeful nature of the kids — they inflict harm when their parents displease them — Susannah (Keeley Hawes) tries better to understand that very reflex.

    It’s a tense, brittle instalment, with Susannah’s attempted reunion with daughter Cassie a centrepiece that proves why Hawes is in such demand. One revelation suggests the direction that adapter David Farr might take, but the series has a wonderfully off-kilter vibe…

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

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