Time Riders (TV series)

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Time Riders
Created by Jim Eldridge
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes4
Producer Alan Horrox
Running time22 minutes
Production company Thames Television
Original release
Network ITV (CITV)
Release16 October (1991-10-16) 
6 November 1991 (1991-11-06)

Time Riders is a 4-part 1991 CITV show directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Haydn Gwynne as Dr. B. B. Miller, a motorbike riding time traveler. [1]


Location filming was carried out at the Polytechnic of Wales for scenes set in the modern day (Part One and the end of Part Four), whilst those set in the past (Parts Two, Three and the bulk of Part Four) occurred at Chepstow Castle.

A novelisation of the series written by Eldridge (ISBN 0-09-993940-1) was published in 1991. It was illustrated by Mark Robertson.


Episode List

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Part One"Michael WinterbottomJim Eldridge16 October 1991 (1991-10-16)
After her experimental time machine accidentally retrieves Ben Hardy from 1832, Dr BB Miller must prevent him from being captured by the unscrupulous Professor Crow. They are eventually forced to flee into the past to escape.
2"Part Two"Michael WinterbottomJim Eldridge23 October 1991 (1991-10-23)
BB and Ben land amidst a battle of the English Civil War. After being held prisoner by the Roundheads, they manage to escape, but end up taking a plunge off the top of the castle walls.
3"Part Three"Michael WinterbottomJim Eldridge30 October 1991 (1991-10-30)
BB and Ben gain sanctuary with some Royalists, only to find that they are no less dangerous.
4"Part Four"Michael WinterbottomJim Eldridge6 November 1991 (1991-11-06)
Having been recaptured by the Roundheads, BB and Ben incite the suspicions of a witchfinder. They eventually manage to escape and return to the 20th Century, arriving before they originally left. It is implied that BB adopts Ben.

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