Classic HG Wells tale The War of the Worlds has been adapted in various ways, from onscreen to on our speakers in Jeff Wayne’s incredible orchestrated take. Now the BBC are giving us a miniseries.

Rather than setting things in modern times as most previous adaptations have done, this three-parter will see us whooshed back to the Edwardian era, where invaders from Mars – and the tech with which they’re armed – would be truly mind-boggling.

The miniseries stars Rafe Spall, Eleanor Tomlinson, Rupert Graves and Robert Carlyle.

While no exact air date has been divulged, The War of the Worlds is set to air before Christmas.

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