posted on Sep, 19 2005 @ 08:11 AM
UFO Files: Britain's X-Files.
Monday, September 19 @ 8pm ET/PT
*On the History Channel - TONIGHT
"Flying saucers...Close encounters...Top-secret government files...the Royal family. Join us for the amazing story of Britain's X-Files as we
examine the bizarre and intriguing history of Britain's UFO phenomenon. The journey takes in skeptical prime ministers, senior RAF officers, and
Royal believers Prince Philip and Lord Mountbatten. It begins in 1950, when Clement Attlee's government established the extraordinary Flying Saucer
Working Party, and ends in 2000, when the Ministry of Defense disbanded its UFO intelligence unit. In between, flying saucers played on deep fears of
the Communist threat during the Cold War, and exploded into popular culture in the 1960s. But why did flying saucers suddenly appear in England, and
why did the government take so long to admit that something was going on? We track down eyewitnesses and reveal the incredible true story of an
encounter in 1955 between Prince Philip's equerry and a mysterious "alien" called Mr. Janus."