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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • The Plastic Eaters
      2/9/70
      8.5
      What if a man-made virus with the power to melt all plastic became as infectious as the common cold? When a plane crashes in South America, in quite extraordinary circumstances, it's up to Dr Quist's team to avert further disaster.
    • Friday's Child
      Friday's Child
      Episode 2
      2/16/70
      0.0
      Dr. Quist becomes embroiled in an enquiry into the heart transplanting practices of Dr Patrick. What has he been doing to a new-born baby that has been placed in his care, and should genetic engineering be permitted in society?
    • Burial at Sea
      Burial at Sea
      Episode 3
      2/23/70
      0.0
      When a lifeboat crew discovers a luxury cruiser adrift in the English Channel, they find on board are a group of wealthy popstars and their girlfriends, one of whom is dead. The Doomwatch team investigates, and uncovers the facts behind the dumping of a deadly chemical warfare compound in a deep sea trench, which seems to be far from dormant.moreless
    • Tomorrow, the Rat
      3/2/70
      9.1
      Genetic engineering? Tampering with nature in a quest to make Superman? The experimentation is still only being carried out on rats, but with dangerous, and deadly results...
    • Project Sahara
      Project Sahara
      Episode 5
      3/9/70
      9.0
      Doctor Robson joins the Doomwatch team to undertake tests on the new ‘Sahara’ spray, which is apparently capable of destroying all plant life on the planet. Quist and his team discover that a new computerised security system has become far too powerful, and is making its own decisions about government personnel.moreless
    • Re-Entry Forbidden
      3/16/70
      8.1
      The first nuclear-powered rocket is sent into space with the first British astronaut, Dick Larch, on board. An error by Larch leads to a splashdown in the sea. Dr Quist has to determine whether Latch is suitable for any further missions.
    • The Devil's Sweets
      3/23/70
      8.5
      Quist and his team are investigating the sudden increase in the country’s smokers, and are surprised when Pat Hunnisett lights up a cigarette for the first time in five years. Quist suspects a link between a chocolate promtion and ‘Checkerboard’ cigarettes, whose recent sales are doing unexpectedly well. Should subliminal advertising be allowed?moreless
    • The Red Sky
      The Red Sky
      Episode 8
      4/6/70
      8.8
      Quist investigates the death of a man who threw himself from a cliff. is there a connection with the testing of a prototype jet plane?
    • Spectre at the Feast
      4/13/70
      0.0
      Quist assembles a conference of the world's top scientists to consider new proposals for dealing with environmental pollution. Several of the delegates become ill, apparently from food-poisoning. Has the sickness been caused deliberately?
    • Train and De-train
      Train and De-train
      Episode 10
      4/20/70
      8.2
      The Doomwatch team investigates the mass destruction of wildlife in Somerset. It seems that Wren's former tutor is responsible. Why is he being forced out of his job?
    • The Battery People
      The Battery People
      Episode 11
      4/27/70
      7.4
      Quist is asked to investigate the strange behaviour of ex-miners in a village in Wales. What is the connection with the local fish farm?
    • Hear No Evil
      Hear No Evil
      Episode 12
      5/4/70
      0.0
      A company is attempting to control its employees through the use of bugging devices. Quist decides that the only way to stop the unethical management is to turn their own method against them.
    • Survival Code
      Survival Code
      Episode 13
      5/11/70
      0.0
      A military plane ditches into the sea whilst carrying three nuclear weapons on board. Toby is sent to investigate a mystery object that has washed up on the shire, but soon finds himself disarming a bomb.
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