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Doomwatch: Series 1-3 The Remaining Episodes

April 4th 2016 | Simply Media | DVD

A must for any discerning sci4fi and classic TV fan, groundbreaking classic British sci-fi series Doomwatch originally aired on the BBC from 1970 – 1972 and at its peek, attracted in excess of 13.6 million viewers and spawned two film adaptations. Although in huge demand, it has never before been available on DVD - until now...

The cult series is the brainchild of Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis, the men responsible for Doctor Who’s iconic Cybermen, and follows government agency The Department of Measurement of Scientific Work AKA Doomwatch, as they fight to protect mankind from all manner of horrifying technology and experiments gone wrong.

The team lead by Dr. Spencer Quist (John Paul – "A Countess from Hong Kong"), alongside Colin Bradley (Joby Blanshard – "The Brothers"), Toby Wren (Robert Powell – "The Detectives"), and Dr. Fay Chantry (Jean Trend – "Z Cars"), must battle hyper intelligent rats, toxic waste, plastic eating bacteria, mind destroying sound waves and genetic mutations from day to day – all the while confronted with volatile corporations, their own unsupportive government superiors and ever changing dynamics within the team.

Set in a time of public fascination with the perils of science and technology, Doomwatch offers a glimpse of real scientific concepts, that are still relevant today and explores the moral dilemmas faced by those left to pick up the pieces when things inevitably go wrong.

As was normal practice for TV programmes at the time, the BBC deleted the original Doomwatch tapes soon after transmission, but many episodes have since been rediscovered. Doomwatch: Series 1-3 The Remaining Episodes features the following 24 classic episodes, including the unbroadcast episode ‘Sex and Violence’, plus the BBC documentary ‘The Cult of Doomwatch’, in a stunning seven disc boxset:

Series 1 (13 episodes - 5 missing)
1. The Plastic Eaters
4. Tomorrow, the Rat
5. Project Sahara
6. Re-entry Forbidden
7. The Devil's Sweets
8. The Red Sky
10. Train and De-Train
11. The Battery People

Series 2 (13 episodes - none missing)
1. You Killed Toby Wren
2. Invasion
3. The Islanders
4. No  Room for Error
5. By the Pricking of My Thumbs...
6. The Iron Doctor
7. Flight into Yesterday
8. The Web of Fear
9. In the Dark
10. The Human Time Bomb
11. The Inquest
12. The Logicians
13. Public Enemy

Series 3 (12 episodes - 9 missing) 
4. Waiting for a Knighthood
6. Hair Trigger
12. Sex and Violence (unbroadcast)

 

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