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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
Noel Johnson ...
 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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(7 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The series takes place from 1970 to 1972. See more »

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A Timeless "gripper"
10 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I first watched this TV series when I was nine years old, it terrified me, especially the scenes when "andromeda" gripped the bars and seemingly was electrocuted. I carried the images with me to school the next day and tried to engage anybody who had seen it to see if they felt as scared as me. Through IMDb I have been able to revisit the essence of the production (actors, director) A stunningly "realistic" production for it's time. I have rarely been genuinely affected by small or silver screen but " A for Andromeda" remains in my memory 45 years later, and I had no idea that the yet to be great Julie Christie was Andromeda. Does anybody have remotely the same memories as me?

John Carr


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