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)
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 Judy Adamson (7 episodes, 1961)
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 J.M. Osborne (6 episodes, 1961)
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Donald Stewart ...
 General Vandenberg (5 episodes, 1961)
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 Doctor Geers / ... (5 episodes, 1961)
Mary Morris ...
 Professor Madeleine Dawnay (4 episodes, 1961)
Peter Henchie ...
 Egon (4 episodes, 1961)
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 Kaufman (4 episodes, 1961)
Frank Windsor ...
 Dennis Bridger (3 episodes, 1961)
John Murray Scott ...
 Harvey (3 episodes, 1961)
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)
John Nettleton ...
 Harries (2 episodes, 1961)
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 January 2006, a 16mm print of episode six ("The Face of the Tiger") was recovered from a private collector and returned to the BBC Film Library. See more »

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Exciting and wonderful for the 1960s
17 January 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It was probably 1963 before we saw A for Andromeda "downunder" and I thought it was the most exciting show I'd ever seen. I could feed and bath 4 kids and be in time to watch each episode (my husband was at work). There had never been anything like it on Australian TV before. Don't remember much about the actors and reading the cast list was amazed to find just who was in it. I was intrigued with the actor who played the female professor. Is there a photo of her? I thought the part was played by Patricia Hayes but obviously I was wrong. Had no idea Julie Christie was Andromeda. Would love to see it again but maybe it would be disappointing. Sorry I can't add any more, after all it is over forty years since I saw it. Have only just found IMDb and am enjoying it very much. Please someone put A for Andromeda on DVD soon - my time is getting shorter!


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