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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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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Very interesting series., 16 May 2008
Author: artilevel

I never saw this before until I purchased the DVD recently. Very interesting, even more so for seeing the combination of Louise Jameson AKA Leela from Doctor Who, teamed up with what to me is a Tom Baker lookalike, and the fact that his name in this series is _Tom_, seemed kind of funny. Rather like watching an alternative version of Dr Who and Leela, OK, it was maybe mainly the character Tom Crane's hair that made me think of Tom Baker, but I can't believe I'm the only one to have noticed a similarity, and maybe it's just me, but I think the similarity is more than just his hair, his face too bore a look of Tom Baker to a certain degree. Anyhow, that bit of trivia out of the way, I really enjoyed the series for the story too, very thought provoking with it's tales of mind control and secret organisations and not knowing who to trust. A shame they never made another series. Apparently another one looked likely, but the rumour is that Mary Whitehouse and her listener's association complained, (she did the same with Doctor Who, "The Deadly Assassin" story mainly, maybe she had an aversion to curly haired men! Or Tom Baker and any lookalike! LOL) and the series had loose ends that would maybe have been dealt with in a second series. How Mary Whitehouse came to have so much sway over what got shown on TV, is anyone's guess, but Doctor Who had to be 'toned down' on her say so, cuz the makers got fed up with her complaining about it. Nice to see these much loved series getting DVD releases now, this one, along with the Saphire and Steel series, and the complete set of "Timeslip", and now the Armchair Thrillers being put out on DVD too, have been well worth waiting for and praise be to whoever is responsible for them seeing the light of day now.

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