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'The British X Files Show' by Guest Historian Chris Oakley
Guest Historian Guest Historian Chris Oakley says, in this thread we explore a BBC led series of the X-Files remembering of course that Gillian Anderson is British. If you're interested in viewing samples of my other work why not visit the Changing the Times web site.
British X Files

July 10

On this date in 1985, the BBC committed to a second series of X-Files based on the overwhelmingly positive response the show had gotten during its initial run.


September 4

In 1985, BBC-TV started broadcasting the second series of its cult sci-fi hit 'The X-Files'.


January 10

On this date in 1986, BBC-TV began airing the third series of 'The X-Files'.


April 13

On this date in 1986, 'The X-Files' made its American TV debut on Boston's PBS affiliate WGBH.


August 9

On this date in 1986, BBC-TV began airing the fourth series of "The X-Files".


May 13

In 1987, Canada's CTV network bought the Canadian syndication rights to The X-Files.


April 17

In 1985, BBC-TV aired the pilot episode of The X-Files, a science fiction drama series inspired by rumors of the existence of a secret UFO archive in the offices of the British Ministry of Defence.British X file on reported UFO sightings by Chris Oakley
Most intriguing of all was the filing of an event from April 19, 1984. At 4pm on an unspecified small airport near the eastern coast of England air traffic controllers reported an 'Unusual Aerial Phenomenon'.
The men were air traffic controllers. Experienced, calm professionals. Nobody was drinking. But they were so worried about losing their jobs that they demanded their names be kept off the official report.
No one, they knew, would believe their claim that an unidentified flying object landed at the airport they were overseeing in the east of England, touched down briefly, then took off again at tremendous speed.

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