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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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Quotes:
Frank:What would you do without us, hey?
Tom Crane:Revert rapidly to prayer.
Frank:Infra-red film, in case the lights go out, linked to these sensors which will go off automatically. Oh, cheer up! It might happen, whatever it is. It's all very hush-hush this time. Are we really up against something, or can't you say?
Tom Crane:Yes, it could be dangerous. Martindale should have told you that much. Have you had much luck with this stuff in the past?
Frank:Yeah, there was a house in Glasgow once, it's demolished now. Been rather grand, but it was left empty for a couple of years until some squatters moved in. When one of them cut his throat over the sink, the others moved out. The place ended up as a brothel and one night, one of the girls got the boot.
Tom Crane:Why?
Frank:She was proving bad for business. She kept telling her clients that she... er... kept seeing the "man with two mouths". It eventually got back to us and we paid the Madam some money to let us have a look.
Tom Crane:Nothing's free these days.
Frank:Yeah, we set up in the kitchen. First two nights, nothing happened. Then, on the third night, temperature drops, cameras go off and we got something. It was half cloud, half human.
Tom Crane:That's amazing.
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Haunting, 22 September 2004
Author: Christopher Moore (cmoore23@ford.com) from Melbourne, Australia

I saw the series just once, but I longed for each episode to come round. I have the book (which is good) but OHHHHH I would like to see the series again.

Expect atmosphere. Expect uncanny. Expect thrills. If you get the chance, take it. You'll be haunted by the memory! Don't expect fantastic effects, ray guns, funny aliens or obscenities. You don't need those to ice your spine. In fact, good stories, good acting, and good dialogue are far more important, and although it's been a few years now, I seem to remember that the Omega Factor has all those.

Why it isn't on DVD is a mystery worthy of the program itself. It's like Kolchak:Night Stalker and Australia's own "The Evil Touch". An absolute gem, but as with all gems, hard to find.

Channel 2 (in Australia) showed this series, so perhaps if you live in God's own country you might like to pester the ABC into a reshow.

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