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Flipside of Dominick Hide, The/Another Flip for Dominick

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1 x 90 minute episode

This Play For Today achieved almost cult status with its tale of a friendly but naive lad from 150 years in the future who visited Britain in the 1980s.

By sending his flying saucer through a time warp, Dominick Hide (Peter Firth) left the year 2130 and returned to London in 1980 to do some research. He discovered a city far removed from the one he had just left. In his time, the world was a hygienic place of order and calm, and Hide was bemused and confused by the hustle and bustle he now encountered.


Happily – having taken on the name ‘Gilbey’ – influenced by a quick glance at a bottle of gin – he was befriended by a girl named Jane (Caroline Langrishe) who became his lover and, in a quirk of fate, gave birth to Dominick’s own great-great-grandfather.

Hide resurfaced in a second Play For Today two years later, entitled Another Flip For Dominick, in which his boss, Caleb Line (Patrick Magee), sent him back to 1982 to find missing researcher Pyrus Bonnington (Ron Berglas).

Once again, Dominick met up with Jane (and his two-year-old son/great-great-grandfather) before returning to his wife, Ava (Pippa Guard), in his own time.

Another Flip For Dominick was Patrick Magee’s final acting role before his death on 14 August 1982 at the age of 60. He died four months before Another Flip was broadcast.


Dominick Hide
Peter Firth
Caroline Langrishe
Pippa Guard
Caleb Line
Patrick Magee
Trevor Ray
Great Aunt Mavis
Sylvia Coleridge
Pyrus Bonnington
Ron Berglas