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Episode Guide

    • Invasion
      Invasion
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      12/21/70
      10
      Dr. Ridge investigates the disappearance of two boys who had been exploring caves. An army unit evacuated all the locals following the leak of chemical weapons into the water supply.
    • The Red Sky
      The Red Sky
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      4/6/70
      9.0
      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?
    • Tomorrow, the Rat
      Tomorrow, the Rat
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      3/2/70
      8.6
      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...
    • You Killed Toby Wren
      You Killed Toby Wren
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      12/14/70
      8.3
      Quist is racked by self-doubt following the death of Toby Wren and turns to a psychiatrist for help in advance of a hearing. Geoff Hardcastle comes to the office with terrifying news about Prof. Hayland's genetic experiments
    • Train and De-train
      Train and De-train
      Season 1 - 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?
    • Re-Entry Forbidden
      Re-Entry Forbidden
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      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 Plastic Eaters
      The Plastic Eaters
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      2/9/70
      8.0
      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.
    • The Devil's Sweets
      The Devil's Sweets
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      3/23/70
      7.9
      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 Iron Doctor
      The Iron Doctor
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      1/25/71
      7.7
      A doctor tells the team that a patient in his intensive care unit died when a modified 20/90 computer decided to stop treatment.
    • The Battery People
      The Battery People
      Season 1 - 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?
    • The Web of Fear
      The Web of Fear
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      2/8/71
      7.2
      The team investigates the outbreak of yellow fever on the Scilly Isles and suspects that an experiment into vaccines has got out of control.
    • Waiting for a Knighthood
      Waiting for a Knighthood
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      6/26/72
      0.0
      Dr. Ridge suspects that lead poisoning from the paint stored in his garage affected his mind, leading to his recent actions. A man affected in similar fashion kidnaps the minister's son.
    • No Room for Error
      No Room for Error
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      1/11/71
      0.0
      Dr. Fay Chantry approaches the team with concerns that some children may have died from the use of the wonder drug Stellamycin.
    • Say Knife, Fat Man
      Say Knife, Fat Man
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      6/19/72
      0.0
      Some student activists break into a plutonium base and use stolen rods to construct their own atomic bomb.
    • High Mountain
      High Mountain
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      6/12/72
      0.0
      The futire of Doomwatch is re-assessed in light of the Ridge incident. Quist is offered a power and wealth on condition that he stop his investigations into disocyanate.
    • Fire and Brimstone
      Fire and Brimstone
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      6/5/72
      0.0
      Dr. Ridge steals phials of anthrax and threatens to destroy humanity unless the governments of the world agree to meet his anti-pollution agenda.
    • Without the Bomb
      Without the Bomb
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      7/3/72
      0.0
      Quist and Bradley investigate the effect of pheromones following the launch of a new brand of lipstick that uses them to make the wearer irresistible to men.
    • Hair Trigger
      Hair Trigger
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      7/10/72
      0.0
      Dr. Tarrant visits a research unit where temporal lobotomies are used to treat patients with personality disorders and epilepsy.
    • Sex and Violence
      Sex and Violence
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      0.0
      Dr. Tarrant join a commission headed by Lord Purvis to review the laws on sex and violence need tightening in light of calls for a return to decency.
    • The Killer Dolphins
      The Killer Dolphins
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      8/14/72
      0.0
      The U.S. Navy is training dolphins to attach explosives to the hulls of ships, and to kill.
    • Cause of Death
      Cause of Death
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      8/7/72
      0.0
      Dr. Ridge's father dies while in the care of Dr. Cordell, an advocate for the euthanasia of geriatric patients.
    • Flood
      Flood
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      7/31/72
      0.0
      Quist is concerned that the Thames might overflow and flood London.
    • Enquiry
      Enquiry
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      7/24/72
      0.0
      Drs Quist and Tarrant are alerted to the potential dangers of a laboratory developing new weapons for the military, and a new nerve gas that might not be kept under secure enough conditions.
    • Deadly Dangerous Tomorrow
      Deadly Dangerous Tomorrow
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      7/17/72
      0.0
      Dr. Ridge flies a family from India to London in a stunt to warn about the dangerous side effects of DDT, but one of them has malaria.
    • Public Enemy
      Public Enemy
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      3/22/71
      0.0
      The team investigates pollution from a new chemical process at a factory when two locals have their lungs damaged, but the workforce is concerned about their jobs.
    • The Logicians
      The Logicians
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      3/15/71
      0.0
      Industrial spies are blamed for a break-in at a chemicals company. The managing director's son Malcolm, a mathematical genius taught by computers, may have some insights.
    • Hear No Evil
      Hear No Evil
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Spectre at the Feast
      Spectre at the Feast
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      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?
    • Project Sahara
      Project Sahara
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      3/9/70
      0.0
      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
    • Burial at Sea
      Burial at Sea
      Season 1 - 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
    • Friday's Child
      Friday's Child
      Season 1 - 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?
    • Survival Code
      Survival Code
      Season 1 - 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.
    • The Islanders
      The Islanders
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      1/4/71
      0.0
      The Doomwatch team becomes involved with a group of 200 islanders who arrive in Britain after being evacuated from their Pacific island home to avoid an impending earthquake. But all is not as it seems.
    • The Inquest
      The Inquest
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      3/1/71
      0.0
      There is uproar at the inquest into the death of a schoolgirl who died of rabies when Colin Bradley recommends that every dog within a five-mile radius of the town be destroyed.
    • The Human Time Bomb
      The Human Time Bomb
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      2/22/71
      0.0
      A property millionaire calls for the building of more tower blocks, while Dr. Fay Chantry learns about the urban neurosis associated with high rise living.
    • In the Dark
      In the Dark
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      2/15/71
      0.0
      Quist goes to the coast to investigate the dumping of mustard gas into the sea during World War II. He looks up an old friend and finds that he is on life support.
    • Flight into Yesterday
      Flight into Yesterday
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      2/1/71
      0.0
      Quist is due to address a major ecological conference in Los Angeles when he is recalled to London by the Minister, and replaced as head of Doomwatch.
    • By the Pricking of My Thumbs...
      By the Pricking of My Thumbs...
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      1/18/71
      0.0
      A journalist claims that his sixteen-year-old son was expelled from school because of an obscure genetic defect - an extra Y chromosome - detected in a blood test by a scientist, Ensor.
    • Winter Angel
      Winter Angel
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      12/16/99
      0.0
      Astrophysics lecturer Neil Tannahill receives an enigmatic note from Dr. Spencer Quist, former head of Doomwatch, and finds himself drawn into a sinister conspiracy involving Soviet nuclear waste secretly stored at a British nuclear facility.
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