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The Undeclared War
'Emergency Broadcast'
10 June 2022 1 min 40s
Carry On Up the Cyber.
by Andrew MacGregor

Channel 4's new techno-thriller, The Undeclared War, revealed itself with a pseudo-breaking news segment starring Adrian Lester and Simon Pegg—two of the most recognisable actors on UK television. Even so, the stunt triggered some odd reactions from 'panicked' viewers.

The obvious touchstone is George Orwell's 1977 radio adaptation of 'The War of the Worlds'—an event which supposedly convinced America that a Martian invasion was underway. It's complete bollocks, of course, but you can understand why broadcasters buy into the myth.

Dan Chase's trailer is an attention-grabbing piece of work regardless, with Prime Minister Andrew Makinde (Lester) and GCHQ boffin Daniel Patrick (Pegg) warning viewers of an "invisible strike by an unidentified foreign power" that may cripple the entire country. Whenever an authority figure says "remain calm", you know that shit's about to hit the fan.

Product Category: TV Programmes

Territory: UK


Director: Daniel Chase
Director: Dan Chase (2AM Films)
DOP: Richard Mott (Vision)
Prod Design: Theo Boswell (Vision)
Editor: Alex Lea

Time Based Arts
Colourist: Lewis Crossfield

Envy
Flame: Dean Wyles
Starring: Simon Pegg
Starring: Adrian Lester

  The Undeclared War - 'Emergency Broadcast'


The Undeclared War
'Emergency Broadcast'
10 June 2022 1 min 40s

Carry On Up the Cyber.

Channel 4's new techno-thriller, The Undeclared War, revealed itself with a pseudo-breaking news segment starring Adrian Lester and Simon Pegg—two of the most recognisable actors on UK television. Even so, the stunt triggered some odd reactions from 'panicked' viewers.

The obvious touchstone is George Orwell's 1977 radio adaptation of 'The War of the Worlds'—an event which supposedly convinced America that a Martian invasion was underway. It's complete bollocks, of course, but you can understand why broadcasters buy into the myth.

Dan Chase's trailer is an attention-grabbing piece of work regardless, with Prime Minister Andrew Makinde (Lester) and GCHQ boffin Daniel Patrick (Pegg) warning viewers of an "invisible strike by an unidentified foreign power" that may cripple the entire country. Whenever an authority figure says "remain calm", you know that shit's about to hit the fan.

Product Category: TV Programmes

Territory: UK


Director: Daniel Chase
Director: Dan Chase (2AM Films)
DOP: Richard Mott (Vision)
Prod Design: Theo Boswell (Vision)
Editor: Alex Lea

Time Based Arts
Colourist: Lewis Crossfield

Envy
Flame: Dean Wyles
Starring: Simon Pegg
Starring: Adrian Lester

The Undeclared War 10 June 2022
'Emergency Broadcast' 1 min 40s

Carry On Up the Cyber.

by Andrew MacGregor

Channel 4's new techno-thriller, The Undeclared War, revealed itself with a pseudo-breaking news segment starring Adrian Lester and Simon Pegg—two of the most recognisable actors on UK television. Even so, the stunt triggered some odd reactions from 'panicked' viewers.

The obvious touchstone is George Orwell's 1977 radio adaptation of 'The War of the Worlds'—an event which supposedly convinced America that a Martian invasion was underway. It's complete bollocks, of course, but you can understand why broadcasters buy into the myth.

Dan Chase's trailer is an attention-grabbing piece of work regardless, with Prime Minister Andrew Makinde (Lester) and GCHQ boffin Daniel Patrick (Pegg) warning viewers of an "invisible strike by an unidentified foreign power" that may cripple the entire country. Whenever an authority figure says "remain calm", you know that shit's about to hit the fan.

Product Category: TV Programmes

Territory: UK


Director: Daniel Chase
Director: Dan Chase (2AM Films)
DOP: Richard Mott (Vision)
Prod Design: Theo Boswell (Vision)
Editor: Alex Lea

Time Based Arts
Colourist: Lewis Crossfield

Envy
Flame: Dean Wyles
Starring: Simon Pegg
Starring: Adrian Lester