1 9 9 7 – 1 9 9 8 (UK)
13 x 25 minute episodes
Schoolfriends Tom Baxter (Ben Brooks) and Geoff Reynolds (Craig Vye) are on holiday when they find the skeleton of a Roman centurion in a cave. Buried with him is a strange ancient pod-like vehicle which turns out to be a flying machine with incredible abilities.
To work out how the machine works, the boys find themselves learning Latin, physics, archaeology, Roman history and much more – which bewilders their teacher as they had not previously been considered good scholars.
They eventually find out the pod is actually a ‘lifeboat’ from an alien spaceship.
A terrific kids’ series from the BBC.