Episode CH4.0.1: The Origin Telefilm

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Episode CH4.0.1
Title Max Headroom

Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future

Max Headroom: The Original Story

UK Air Date 4 Apr 1985
US Air Date NA
Length 57 minutes
Creative Screenplay by Steve Roberts

From an original idea by George Stone, Rocky Morton & Annabel Jankel

Directed by Rocky Morton & Annabel Jankel

Edited by Michael Bradsell

Watch for... The computer map locating the city as London, England.

"Securikams" - changed to Securicams in the US remake.

Apartment 42 and Channel 42.

Carter's sexual harassment line.

Bryce using his computer while in the bathtub - a safety no-no-no that was corrected in the US remake.

Bryce correctly pronouncing "data."

Breugal quoting Shakespeare.

Theora parking in her bedroom.

No mobile phones...?

A final Max Headroom sign.

An early example of a post-credits scene.

Actor Role
Matt Frewer Edison Carter

Max Headroom

Nickolas Grace Grossman
Amanda Pays Theora Jones
William Morgan Sheppard Blank Reg
Hilary Tindall Dominique
Paul Spurrier Bryce Lynch
Hilton McRae Breugal
George Rossi Mahler
Roger Sloman Murray
Anthony Dutton Gorrister
Constantine Gregory Ben Cheviot
Lloyd McGuire Edwards
Elizabeth Richardson Ms. Formby
Gary Hope [Gene] Ashwell
Joane Hall Body Bank Receptionist (Florence)
Howard Samuels Patrick (ENG reporter)
Roger Tebb Helipad Reporter
Val McLane Eyewitness
Michael Cule Exploding Viewer
 ? Other Board Member (Female)
 ? Other Board Member (Male)

The entire Max Headroom saga began with a one-hour telefilm made for Channel Four.

The history of this production alone could fill many pages.