John Wyndham

Mummy’s little nightmares: Sky's sci-fi thriller The Midwich Cuckoos

The Midwich Cuckoos (credit: Sky)

A wide-eyed couple moving out of London. A single mother re­entering dating life. A prep school teacher working late. An illicit affair. Welcome to Midwich, a seemingly normal suburban town – until the day something strange happens and many of its residents are temporarily left unconscious. After they wake, the women of child-bearing age discover they’re pregnant. When the children are born, they’re not quite human.