When is Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: Crazy Diamond on Channel 4, who’s in the cast and what’s it about?

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THE work of Philip K. Dick has been turned into an anthology series called Electric Dreams and is earning rave reviews.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 10 episodes airing on Channel 4 this autumn.

 Timothy Spall starred in the first episode from the Electric Dreams anthology, called The Commuter

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Timothy Spall starred in the first episode from the Electric Dreams anthology, called The Commuter

When does Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams start on Channel 4?

Electric Dreams continues tonight (Sunday, October 8) at 9pm on Channel 4.

Episode four, titled crazy Diamond, goes head-to-head with The Last Post on BBC One, Dragon’s Den on BBC Two and Victoria on ITV.

The anthology series is made up of 10 standalone episodes set in their own unique and drastically different worlds.

 Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston also stars in one of the standalone episodes

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Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston also stars in one of the standalone episodes

Who is in the cast?

Each episode is littered with stars from both the big and small screen.

With acclaimed British actor Timothy taking the lead in The Commuter, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston will star in the episode titled Human Is, while singer and actress Janelle Monae features in the one named Autofac.

Other stars joining the cast include Anne Reid, Anna Paquin, Steve Buscemi, Terrence Howard and Richard Madden.

 Steve Buscemi is another acclaimed actor taking part in the Channel 4 series

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Steve Buscemi is another acclaimed actor taking part in the Channel 4 series

What is Electric Dreams about?

Philip K. Dick is responsible for writing futuristic classics including Minority Report, Blade Runner and Total Recall.

He also produced a series of short stories, which have inspired the TV anthology series adapted by leading British and American writers and directors.

Viewers can expect to be taken on a far reaching journey of their imagination as they visit a different world in each episode.

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams comes to Channel 4 with an all-star cast list

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