The Omega Factor (1979– )

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A covert branch of British Intelligence is assigned to investigate the strange, the supernatural, the...'Omega Factor'.


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Series cast summary:
James Hazeldine ...
 Tom Crane (10 episodes, 1979)
 Dr. Anne Reynolds (10 episodes, 1979)
John Carlisle ...
 Roy Martindale (10 episodes, 1979)
 Andrew Scott-Erskine (7 episodes, 1979)
Natasha Gerson ...
 Morag (5 episodes, 1979)
Nicholas Coppin ...
 Michael Crane (5 episodes, 1979)


Department 7 is a secret branch of British government dedicated to investigating the supernatural. Its team of experts, led by Roy Martindale and Dr. Anne Reynolds, find themselves teamed with journalist Tom Crane, who is investigating similar cases for his newspaper. Written by <>

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13 June 1979 (UK)  »

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(10 episodes)


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Did You Know?


Natasha Gerson auditioned under an assumed name, so that the casting director would not realise that she was the daughter of creator Jack Gerson. See more »


Tom Crane: Our friend Graham. Either he's on something, or he's auditioning for Night Of The Highland Zombie.
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Featured in Inside 'The Omega Factor' (2005) See more »

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Not so great, still there is a mysterious quality to it which keeps one wanting to see what happens at times.
31 December 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I found what I've seen of this series to be too slow and not very interesting for my liking. I must admit I bought this series blind thinking it would be another good BBC like production - how wrong I was. The most interesting part of the series is how it is an early version of X-files. Also the mysterious element kept me watching, because I wanted to know what happens next, more so out of curiosity. I bought this set around March / April and haven't watched all of it yet

  • Ifind it difficult to finish episodes and need a frequent breaks

before I can come back and finish watching them. I'm hoping when I start watching the remaining episodes - there's about six to go - my opinion might change somewhat, and I'll be able to watch the rest of the series without needing to feel I have to leave the room. I've never done this with any BBC TV series, so obviously this series isn't doing much for me. I will have to make sure I do my research more thoroughly before investing in a TV series I know little about. This is the only dud purchase I've made, and even though it is so, there are elements of The Omega Factor I find slightly interesting... like the psychic connection, visions of the main protagonist. I will report later what I think of the entire series once I'm finished, but I can see why it only lasted one season.

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