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Release Date:
13 June 1979 (UK) See more »
Plot:
A covert branch of British Intelligence is assigned to investigate the strange, the supernatural, the...'Omega Factor'. Full summary »
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Cast

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James Hazeldine ... Tom Crane (10 episodes, 1979)

Louise Jameson ... Dr. Anne Reynolds (10 episodes, 1979)
John Carlisle ... Roy Martindale (10 episodes, 1979)

Brown Derby ... Andrew Scott-Erskine (7 episodes, 1979)
Natasha Gerson ... Morag (5 episodes, 1979)
Nicholas Coppin ... Michael Crane (5 episodes, 1979)
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Series Directed by
Norman Stewart (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Writing credits
Jack Gerson (10 episodes, 1979)
Sean Hignett (2 episodes, 1979)
Eric MacDonald (2 episodes, 1979)
Anthony Read (2 episodes, 1979)

Series Produced by
George Gallaccio .... producer (10 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Original Music by
Anthony Isaac (5 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Production Design by
Campbell Gordon (3 episodes, 1979)
Archie Clark (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Costume Design by
Catherine Westray (5 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Makeup Department
Tula Tuke .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Art Department
Ian Roan .... graphic design / graphic designer / ... (5 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Sound Department
Brian Dewar .... sound (3 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Bryce Lamont .... electronic effects / video electronic effects (3 episodes, 1979)
Peter Pegrum .... visual effects designer (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David Ogle .... studio lighting (4 episodes, 1979)
James Maiden .... o.b. lighting (2 episodes, 1979)
Roy Smith .... o.b. lighting (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Other crew
Maggie Allen .... script editor (5 episodes, 1979)
Brian Roberts .... production unit manager (5 episodes, 1979)
Sue Butterworth .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1979)
 

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UK:50 min (10 episodes)
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Tom Crane:[to Roy Martindale] I have a long memory and no-one's going to take that away.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Inside 'The Omega Factor' (2005) (V)See more »

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Made in a frantic hurry?, 5 February 2007
Author: siobhan-rouse from United Kingdom

I bought this after seeing rave reviews on the Net, but frankly I found it a disappointment, even allowing for the fact that it is a Seventies BBC production. Even when compared with other BBC video-taped productions of the time, such as Doctor Who and Survivors, this is terribly slow and unconvincing. The actors are obviously doing their best with the lines they have been given, but honestly their faces display the boredom and dissatisfaction that I experienced when watching this ! I think the problem is with the terribly disjointed scripts. As the DVD booklet relates, this series was conceived and rushed into production with the kind of speed that didn't allow for enough thought to be put into what would nowadays be described as a story "arc". Someone seems to have made the conscious decision that each episode would end, not with a spectacularly frightening event (of which there are many in this series) but with a dull, inconclusive talky scene that makes a half-hearted attempt to persuade us to tune in next week. I felt sorry for actors who were required, week after week, to be demon-possessed or something, yet who had to turn up for the next scene apparently completely unaffected by their experiences ! And could no-one think of a way to end the whole saga? It just peters out ...

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