Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Spencer Quist, the Doomwatch team struggled, for ... See full summary »
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John Paul ...
 Dr. Spencer Quist 38 episodes, 1970-2016
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 Colin Bradley 32 episodes, 1970-2016
Simon Oates ...
 Dr. John Ridge 29 episodes, 1970-1972
Vivien Sherrard ...
 Barbara Mason 20 episodes, 1970-2016
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Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Spencer Quist, the Doomwatch team struggled, for three seasons, to keep an eye on the environment and supervise government and private sector research in an attempt to prevent pollution and other disasters that might be caused by the misuse of new scientific developments, discoveries and technology. While confronting dangers ranging from a plastic eating bacteria to hyper intelligent species of rats, from mind destroying sound waves to toxic wastes and genetic mutations, the Doomwatch team always found themselves under the gun, from unsupportive governmental superiors, and openly hostile corporations, and the powerful influences they could wield. The Doomwatch team initially consisted of Quist; former intelligence agent, Dr. John Ridge; eager young researcher Toby Wren; technician and computer specialist Colin Bradley; and secretary Pat Hunnisett. ... Written by K. Takeuchi <abcdez@cyberspc.mb.ca>

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9 February 1970 (UK)  »

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(37 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The series suffered from the BBC's lack of a proper archiving policy until 1978. It was BBC policy before 1978 to wipe master tapes and reuse them for other programmes, hence saving money and storage space. There are five episodes from Season 1, and nine from Season 3, of which there are no known copies in existence. See more »

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There was seemingly no set continuity for the scenery crew when dressing the studio between recordings. Consequently the three prominent mushroom cloud photographs in Quist's office during the first two seasons regularly swap position between episodes. See more »

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Referenced in Sykes: End of the World (1978) See more »

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