THE BBC has announced the date when its new TV drama filmed in Great Budworth will hit our screens.

Film crews descended on the village in April last year to film War of the Worlds, transporting it back to the Edwardian era as aliens attack from the skies.

A trailer for the show was recently released, with clips clearly showing parts of the village as characters run in terror away from invading spaceships.

And the BBC has now revealed that we will be able to see the weekly drama in full on our TV screens on Sunday, November 17.

Set in Edwardian England, the drama is the latest in a number of adaptations of H.G. Wells' famous novel, which is the first alien invasion story in literature.

Critics say that this new show will closely follow Wells' original work, unlike previous incarnations which took the story out of its original time period and setting.

War of the Worlds will feature Poldark star Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Robert Carlyle, whose previous roles include T2:Trainspotting.

Northwich Guardian:

Speaking about the drama, director Craig Viveiros said: “H.G. Wells' seminal novel has been adapted for the screen many times but it has always had a contemporary and American setting.

“This is the first version to be set in London and the Home Counties during the Edwardian period.

“We aim to provide a thrill ride for the audience, delivering an alien invasion story that will shock and awe audiences across the globe.”