A twelve-part science-fiction comedy thriller, as
described by the Radio Times, shown twice a week in BBC1's children's'
programmes slot. It was made in the style of much of children's'
programming in the late 1980s, that is on cheap videotape with only a
basic pretence of being a drama in any real sense of the word. Certainly
it was no match for the gems of the 1970s.
Watt is an alien prince on the run from an evil villain
who is out to get him. He lands on Earth and is befriended by Sean. Watt
is able to change form to disguise himself, anything from a clock to a
sheet of notepaper complete with writing.
The Radio Times started the ball rolling with this
listing: "When Sean's apple detransanimateobjectifies, he doesn't
know what it means". In the course of various adventures, Watt's
hunger leads him into taking risks; Jemadah gives Watt an alarming day;
the Ruddocks organise a gala charity fÍte and Watt decides to join in;
Jonah is clowning around but Watt needs to know exactly where he has come
from; ZoŽ wants to be the gala princess; when bankruptcy threatens the Haxton
Weekly, Watt knows just what to do; Watt joins a football match and
ends up covered in bruises; then he tries his hand at being a detective,
but this time it's ZoŽ who needs help. Another stranger then threatens
the Ruddocks' peace, and finally somebody is up to no good and Sean
suspects the Brigadier and Giselle.
Actor Michael Kilgarriff was far better known by
science-fiction fans as the Cyber-Controller from two Doctor