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For a piece of G.C.S.E. english coursework I wrote about the television SHOW Crime Traveller! Crime Traveller showed me about the theoretical science behind time-travel to the past...

 

Reviewing Crime Traveller

 

Crime Traveller was first broadcast on BBC one in march first 1997. The story begins when we see a quantum physicist named Holly Turner use her time machine.

 

In the first episode she reveals the time machine's existence to Jeff Slade, a detective. Jeff manages to get Holly to use the time machine to solve murders in several episodes. FROM the very start Holly tells Jeff that they can't change the past. Time has to protect history.

 

In the third and sixth episode Jeff is endangered when trying to change the past. Stephen Hawking's chronology protection hypothesis is mentioned.

 

When they go back in time a parallel universe is created. Anything physical that happens to them, such as been injured, is erased when they arrive back to their own time zone.

 

Jeff was shot while time travelling and when he went back to his own universe it hadn't happened to him, the wound had healed. Photos and lottery tickets also back when you get back to the machine. This happens because they didn't take them photos or buy the ticket in the time zone they are now in.

 

If they are not back at the machine at the same point in time they left they will be trapped in the loop of infinity. This wil mean living the same time they travelled across again forever. Holly told Jeff it happened to her father.

 

In the seventh episode Jeff thinks he can cheat the laws of time to win the lottery. He knows the slip will blank when he arrives back in the present. He plans to go back in time tell Holly the winning numbers and she can buy the winning ticket. Jeff doesn't buy the ticket so it can't fade away.

 

Holly doesn't think it will work but eventually agrees to treat it as an experiment. The machine sends Jeff back twelve hours and fifty eight minutes. Holly has already left for work by then. Jeff goes to the police department where she works.

 

When Jeff is leaving a message for Holly he is urgently needed on a case. His boss cancels the training course his other self is on. He phones her office when she isn't in it. He tries to send her a fax but her fax machine has run out of paper. When he realises he won't be able to contact Holly he asks Nicky to buy the winning ticket for him.

 

Jeff wrote the numbers on a piece of paper and gave it to Nicky. Accidentally he reads the numbers upside down. He misreads six and twelve as nine and twenty one. He only got four numbers. Instead of winning six or seven million pounds Jeff ends up winning only a hundred and eighty six pounds.

 

In the last episode of the series Holly finds out that she's not the only person with a time machine. Steven Marlow paid a company to build a time machine and when they finished it he killed them.

 

He used time travel to give himself a perfect alibi. Jeff finds out and breaks INTO Web bio tech building. Using a different time machine he time travels and searches for Holly. Steven tries to kill her but Jeff manages to save her life. When Steven's time machine breaks down he ends up trapped in a loop of infinity.

 

Michael French played Jeff Slade in Crime Traveller. He previously was David Wicks in Eastenders but didn't plan to return. Not he is in Holby City.

 

 

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