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A for Andromeda 

Set in 1970, a team of scientists decipher a mysterious signal from space and discover that it provides instructions to build a powerful super-computer. Once built, this computer provokes ... See full summary »
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 Professor Ernest Reinhart 7 episodes, 1961
Patricia Kneale ...
 Judy Adamson 7 episodes, 1961
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 John Fleming / ... 7 episodes, 1961
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 J.M. Osborne 6 episodes, 1961
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Donald Stewart ...
 General Vandenberg 5 episodes, 1961
Geoffrey Lewis ...
 Doctor Geers / ... 5 episodes, 1961
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 Professor Madeleine Dawnay 4 episodes, 1961
Peter Henchie ...
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 Dennis Bridger 3 episodes, 1961
John Murray Scott ...
Brenda Peters ...
 Secretary to Osborne / ... 3 episodes, 1961
Ernest Hare ...
 Minister of Science Ratcliff / ... 3 episodes, 1961
John Rowlands ...
 Lab Assistant / ... 3 episodes, 1961
Jack May ...
 Major Quadring 2 episodes, 1961
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 Corporal 2 episodes, 1961
Maurice Hedley ...
 The Prime Minister 2 episodes, 1961
Peter Ducrow ...
 Doctor Hunter 2 episodes, 1961
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Peter King ...
 Newsreader 2 episodes, 1961
David King ...
 Minister of Defence Burdett 2 episodes, 1961
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 1st Sentry / ... 2 episodes, 1961
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Set in 1970, a team of scientists decipher a mysterious signal from space and discover that it provides instructions to build a powerful super-computer. Once built, this computer provokes argument between two of leading team members, Fleming and Dawnay, over the machine's real intentions as it provides further instructions to create a living organism, which Dawnay starts to develop. Later it appears to compel lab assistant Christine to commit suicide, and when the organism is fully developed, it appears in the exact form of Christine, and named Andromeda. But what is the purpose of this "creature" ...? Written by Anonymous

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In late 2006 the complete soundtrack to final edition "The Last Mystery" was recovered as an off-air recording. See more »

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Referenced in Another Girl, Another Planet (2006) See more »

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One of the great BBC series from the past
30 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

My parents and I used to watch this on ABC TV here in Australia when it was shown in the early '60, back in the days when it was still black and white tele! I was 11 at the time and just starting to become aware of the dramatic potential of outer space and of alien intelligences. The show was the highlight of my week, and I was upset to read that the series cannot ever be shown again, having been obliterated. It was well made, well scripted and so many of the actors went on to do great work in later TV and movies.


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