John Armstrong is a script-writer and story consultant, as well as the director of the documentary The Real Flying Doctors (1992).
Although Armstrong has written screenplays for the feature films Risk and The Dragon Pearl, his primary area of work is television script-writing. In particular, he writes extensively for children's television, including animated programs (such as The Woodlies and Bananas in Pyjamas) and live-action television (including Wild Kat).
'Luke is smart, funny, shy and highly imaginative – but has no friends at school. In fact, he feels like he’s not even of the same species as the other kids in his class. But that isn’t surprising, because he’s not.
'Luke’s father (whom he has never met) came from a distant planet - which makes Luke half human, half alien. He’s an ‘alienoid’. Which explains a lot, thinks Luke.'