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Independence Day UK is a one-hour BBC Radio 1 science fiction special, first broadcast on 4 August 1996.

The show is a spin-off of the movie Independence Day and depicts the movie's alien invasion from a British perspective. None of the original movie cast appear in the radio show. The movie's producer Dean Devlin gave Dirk Maggs permission to produce an original radio adaptation provided that he did not reveal certain details of the movie's plot, and that he did not depict the British as saving the day. Maggs wrote, produced and directed the programme, with Devlin credited as "Creative Consultant".


  • Nicky Campbell – Himself
  • Patrick Moore – Himself
  • Mark Goodier – Himself
  • Toyah Willcox – Flight Lieutenant Becky Johnson
  • Simon Treves – Wing Commander John Reginald
  • Colin Baker – Group Captain Phil Johnson
  • Peter Serafinowicz – Flight Lieutenant Max Brett
  • Toby Longworth – Flight Lieutenant Chris Thomson
  • Mark Courtney – Sentry Tactical Director
  • William Hootkins – Orson Welles
  • Dannii Minogue – Special alien effect


  • Produced, written and directed – Dirk Maggs
  • Original music – Mark Russell
  • Movie music – David Arnold
  • An Audio Movies Limited / 20th Century Fox Production for BBC Radio 1

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