The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells

The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells is an anthology of four spooky tales.

Ray Winstone is heading a cast of acclaimed actors including Harry Potter star Michael Gambon in four HG Wells stories adapted especially for Sky Arts.

The anthology of twisted tales includes The Late Mr Elvesham, The Purple Pileus, The Moth and Devotee of Art, and will form the series The Nightmare World of HG Wells, which is set to air on Sky Arts in January 2016. The broadcast will coincide with the 150th anniversary of Wells' birth.

The set-based dramas will feature a mix of well-known faces and rising stars of British theatre and screen including Michael Gambon (Fortitude), Antonia Thomas (Misfits), Luke Treadaway (Unbroken), Shaun Parkes (Notes on a Scandal), Rupert Graves (Sherlock) Brid Brennan (Brooklyn) and Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr Selfridge).

They join Winstone, who stars as the enigmatic author.

In each of the shorts, Winstone's Wells acts as narrator, guiding the viewer through his nightmare stories, commenting on his characters and overseeing their twisted fates.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom Sky ARTS (2016 - 2016)
Schedule: Thursdays at 21:00 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Science-Fiction
Episodes ordered: 4 episodes

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The Purple Pileus

Episode 1x04; Feb 4, 2016

Shopkeeper Mr Coombes has had enough of life. But when he stumbles across some curious hallucinogenic toadstools, things take a dramatic turn.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x04: The Purple PileusFeb 4, 2016
1x03: The MothFeb 4, 2016
1x02: The Devotee of ArtJan 28, 2016
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