Science fiction drama. Having won her place in Sadiq's gang, Kat leads a team to the university to find food, while Holly is taken hostage.
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The Sparticle Project was switched on today.
All our teachers hid from us. It was cool.
-The world is full of children.
-What are we going to do?
Anything we like.
-Hold my hand and don't let go.
Stick together. We need space, we need food,
and a door to lock to keep out trouble.
Mummy's looking for you.
I think I just saw the grown-ups.
-Who are you?
-My father is Henry Barker, the famous physicist.
None of that matters now, does it?
Bananas! Get your bananas here!
Ripe Bananas! Get 'em while you can!
I've got a fiver!
-I've got more.
-Have you got any eggs?
All the eggs in the city have been taken.
Runny yolk, hot buttery toast.
I love my boiled egg and toastie soldiers!
We can get eggs and all the fresh food we want if we use this.
How are we going to swap your head Jeff? Won't you need it?
First rule of business.
Have something someone else really needs or wants.
Barter it, swap it, trade it.
Well, we're stuffed then! We've got nothing fresh to trade with.
So we create it.
We find a renewable source of fresh food,
Where exactly are we going to find chickens in a city centre?
A university seems like a dumb place to look for food to me.
There'll be mountains of fresh food in the fridge here,
cos only people with a key card can get in,
so nothing will have been raided.
Come on! Why isn't this working?
How'd you get that?
It's my Dad's.
He used to be a research physicist here.
When he wasn't working on the Sparticle Project, that is.
CLICK We're in, let's go!
Before we get laden with food,
me and Reese just want to have a look around my dad's office.
Well, we think that the Sparticle Project
may have something to do with why everyone's disappeared.
Reese? Tell Holly and Jordan.
The grown-ups aren't dead or anything like that.
I saw them.
-What's she talking about?
-In the City Library, Reese...
She saw some of the parents trying to find their kids.
But I mean, I didn't see them.
It's like all the younger kids are in one world,
and everyone else is in another identical world,
and somehow I got a peek into their world.
My Dad believes in parallel dimensions.
It was his "big idea". Look...
She described this woman perfect.
-Her hair colour and everything. She couldn't have made it up.
Maybe she found this before you.
You didn't see them either.
So, she made it all up.
I'm stocking up on fresh food, then I'm going back to the hotel.
I reckon Sadiq needs to hear about this.
I knew no-one would believe me.
And now you don't, either.
Hello? Is there anyone here?
There you go. You hungry?
That's a stupid name for a dog.
What is it, Cupid? What's wrong?
Your dad left a birthday present.
Doesn't it suit me?
It's not that.
Nothing. It looks great.
Have either of you seen Holly?
Let's try in here.
It's boiling in here!
The pink light over there.
What pink light?
No. No, I'm not seeing anything.
Reese? What's the matter?
Maybe she's seeing things again?
We're not on our own.
I'm the one on my own.
But not any longer.
'You've tied her up!
'What's in the flask?'
The methane gas is released here, and mixed with the ammonia here
in this flask. Then it's heated up.
Prussic acid? You're making prussic acid?
Quite the little scientist, aren't you?
But I'm the first class chemist. Ask Dora.
Oh, yeah, you can't.
If this works...
It will work, I promise you.
If this works it'll produce hydrogen cyanide.
It's a deadly gas. You're mad!
No, I'm desperate.
And trust me, that's worse than mad,
cos I know exactly what I'm doing.
You've got two hours to get me everything on that list.
Medical masks, sanitisers, prednisone?
Where do you expect us to find this in two hours?
Hospitals, chemists. Like I care.
Why can't you get it yourself?
Look at me, you stupid child, I can barely stand.
If you need help, why didn't you just ask?
The world's infested with children, and we all know children
are utterly selfish and think of no-one but themselves!
One adult, and she's mad.
Hang on, you'll be poisoned, too! You can't be in the same room.
Who says I need to be in the same room?
I'll detonate it remotely.
Why are you the only adult left?
I don't know. Just am.
If you're not back when the time's up, I'll detonate the experiment.
I hope Jordan can find everything on the list.
Why does she need all those drugs?
Why is she still here? All the other adults have gone.
Reese, we need to focus on Holly. She's in terrible danger
and we need to figure out where Anita's holding her.
She could be anywhere.
She mentioned Dora!
Her boss, Professor Dora Petty.
Doomsday Dora's my Dad's colleague on the Sparticle Project!
He called her that cos she was always...
What? What is it, Kat?
She was always talking about the end of the world as we know it.
Dora was really into hearts.
Look, this is her! It's Anita.
Dora was really obsessed with Anita.
The pink light I can see around Anita's heart,
it's a heart chakra.
What are you talking about?
In Indian medicine, chakras are centres of spiritual energy.
And because she's an adult, Anita should have one this colour.
But she's got one this colour.
Reese, not now.
I can't help what I see, Kat.
It just keeps happening, and I don't like it.
All dead hungry!
Forget that. He looks evil.
Looks like he's had all the chicken seed, that's for sure.
Right. Jeff, you go to the left. Ami, you go to the right.
I'm going to cover centre.
Frankie and Liam, you'll be the sweepers.
We need to get that chicken into that corner
near that chicken shed.
It'll have escaped by the time you've stopped talking about it.
I don't see you helping.
Back to the Stone Age again then, right?
That makes you Chief Hunter Gatherer.
On my word.
How about "go"?
Cavemen had bigger brains.
Who knew chickens could run that fast?
-Got her. Oh! Woo-hoo!
-I don't think that actually is a chicken shed.
Oh no! Agh! The keys!
It's got the hotel keys!
It's got the hotel keys!
Careful. Don't scare her.
Oh, no. Look.
Oh! She's not...
Quick! Follow that tent!
Get off my leg. That's my leg!
-Just get the goat!
-Where's the goat?
-That's what I was trying to tell you.
Anita, I need some water.
It's so hot in here.
No, not until I get what I need.
Is he a scientist too, your fiance?
You're wearing an engagement ring.
Kyle's a computer brainiac.
We're getting married in three weeks.
That's great, Anita. What are you typing up now, your wedding list?
I'm inputting offline data from the Sparticle Project.
I've got to finish it before Dora comes back,
before they all come back.
Right, before they all come back.
Cos they will, won't they?
Yeah, of course they will.
Not that you'll be here to see it.
They've got precisely 30 minutes left.
What if Dora doesn't come back?
What if she doesn't and Kyle doesn't and nobody does?
You'll be the only grown-up on Earth.
And grown-ups are supposed to take care of kids.
I'm a kid.
Well, tough. I hate kids.
You can't lump all kids together.
That's just not fair. I mean...
You were a kid once.
Still am in here.
Right, that's what my grandma says,
that she's still only a child inside.
Kat, come and look at this.
Why has Dora got all these CCTV cameras?
Isn't that Anita's room?
Dora must have been spying on Anita.
If that's where Anita sleeps, that's where she hangs out, and that's
where she works, maybe that is the lab where she does her experiments.
And where she's holding Holly.
Can you change the camera angle?
Wait. Look, isn't that Anita's dog?
It's B1, B2 or B3. It has to be.
They're the only labs that back onto a field.
And Anita's dog has to go walkies, right?
Jordan's back with reinforcements.
OK. I'll go find them and we'll head straight to the lab.
You figure out which one Holly's in.
-Have you got the stuff?
-No. No, I haven't.
But why? She's going to blow Holly up.
Mum says you can't negotiate with terrorists. That's what Anita is.
-Are we going to Dial 999 and ask for the police(?)
-We are the police.
-Where's Liam and Frankie?
-They're all right.
-They've got their hands full too.
'If you're watching this, you will be a child,
'a child in a stilled world.'
You will be under 15 in a world without adults.
And if my theory is right, my poor researcher Anita will be with you,
the only adult left on Earth.
-Anita, what is it?
-It's my heart.
I need my drugs.
It'll stop without them.
They've got 15 minutes left.
Imagine our universe superimposed on top of another one.
No... Imagine two cupboards.
-Which way, Kat?
-I don't know. I can't remember where Dora's room is.
We've only got 15 minutes. We're running out of time.
We're just going to have to go to... the chemistry labs. Come on.
Cupid, Cupid. Cupid, come here.
Come on, Cupid. Cupid, come on.
That's it, Cupid.
Sorry about that.
-It's this way.
That's it, Cupid. Good boy. Good boy.
Cupid, don't be stupid.
This cupboard, the full one, is us and our planet Earth -
people, cars, stars, cheese and onion crisps.
The other cupboard is bare.
-What's that he's licking?
-It's a remote control for that.
And that is?
Very, very dangerous if detonated by that remote control.
Anyone got a sweet?
Come on. Come here, boy.
-It will produce hydrogen cyanide.
Yeah, well, I didn't want to panic anyone.
-Too late, way, way too late.
-Here, boy. Leave, leave.
'In our full cupboard, everything - us, the cars, the stars, the crisps -
'are made up of particles,'
and every particle has a matching or twinned particle you can't see.
An invisible copy. Humans are the exception to this rule.
Our heart chakras mean that our particles and sparticles
'can't be split and separated like the stars and cars.'
Come on, Cupid.
Do you want a wickle tickle under the chin?
-A wickle tickle?
-He's got the remote. Kat, chase the dog.
Let's get out of here.
-What about Anita?
-What about Anita(?)
She tried to blow me up.
I am certain that when they switch the Sparticle Project on,
the energy created
will be so massive it will push the sparticles,
or the invisible half of our reality, into the
empty cupboard next door, or the parallel dimension.
You're watching me on tape because I was pushed into the second cupboard,
or parallel dimension,
along with the entire sparticle world and all of the other adults,
while you kids are in here...
I wish you were really here, Dora.
..with all the under-15s and poor Anita.
But why is Anita the only grown up left?
The future of the world lies within your hands, children.
-Hey, it's Doomsday Dora.
To put everything back in the same cupboard, or dimension,
the sparticles with the particles,
you must travel to The Sparticle Project
and realign our dimension with your dimension.
I've got it all on Dora's laptop.
The dog. Cupid, where are you, boy?
I wouldn't chew on that if I were you.
Jeff? Sadiq, Sadiq, we've got to go back.
-No, you won't make it - the gas.
We've got to go. Come on.
Can't leave him.
We're at the City Hotel if you ever need help, or more drugs.
Get real, she tried to kill me.
-Shut up, Defect.
-Defect? Defect? No-one's ever called me that.
But you were called it.
You were bullied as a kid, weren't you?
I would have bullied me.
I was a pathetic, sick, weeny kid, always in and out of hospital.
I know why you were sick.
Your blue heart was poorly so they gave you a new pink heart.
And that's why you're still here, because you've got a child's heart.
-Don't worry about her.
-And a child's heart chakra.
She's right about my new heart.
It belonged to a 14-year-old boy, but my body doesn't want it.
You're a heart transplant patient? That's what you meant
about being a kid in here?
Yeah, and why I take all the drugs to stop my body rejecting it.
Reese couldn't have known Anita was a heart transplant patient.
But she saw she had a child's heart.
It's just like it was in the library with that woman again.
Don't be so gullible.
She was reading through all that Dora woman's stuff, wasn't she?
She probably found out about it there.
It's because us kids and Anita have different heart chakras
to grown-ups, that's why we're here.
I've got Doomsday Dora's message on here. You'll see.
No, you'll see when I tell the others about you and your pranks.
-Are you going then or what?
-Oh, and you could be a little bit
grateful after all the drugs that we got you
-and for maybe Jeffrey saving your life.
-No, he didn't.
Did you really think I could create enough hydrogen cyanide
in the right concentration to kill someone?
It wasn't prussic acid?
No, it was a harmless reaction.
Didn't that occur to you when you all survived(?)
You know, that small detail.
A proper scientist accepts nothing unless presented with real evidence.
Yeah, my dad says that.
I should have known.
Kat's going to do this, that, save the world. Always about you.
Well, Daddy's girl, are you?
Are you going to save the world?
We've got to go to the Sparticle Project and realign parallel worlds,
this one and the adults' one.
I can't eat that. I'm a vegetarian.
We're not going to eat her, we're going to milk her.
Well, not me, obviously, because I might break a nail,
but at least we'll have some fresh milk to go with our eggs.
Hey, that's my necklace.
-Matilda needs feathers to make her feel at home.
Matilda the hen and Gretchen the goat.
We need pets if we're going to be a proper family.
Doesn't matter what you've got, we're taking it anyway.
Super Jeff will protect you.
Put the torch down.
Can't you see the energy? It magnifies everything.
There's a boiler about to blow.
We've got to get the power back on now.
Blow, blow, blow!
We don't have time for this crazy stuff.
'Goodbye. Good luck. And see you in the quantum portal.'
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Having won her place in Sadiq's gang, Kat leads a team to the university to find food. Holly is taken hostage by what appears to be the only surviving adult. Reese discovers a message from Doomsday Dora, explaining her heart theory - which also explains the curious survival of the adult who is actually, at heart, a child.
The need to generate new sources of fresh food leads Sadiq to free animals from a city farm. This goes very badly until Tia discovers that the cheap perfume she wears is a magnet for the nanny goat.