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Victoria Lambert ...
 Marcie Hatter (6 episodes, 1991)
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 Reet (6 episodes, 1991)
Ben Chandler ...
 Thomas (6 episodes, 1991)
Brigit Forsyth ...
 Miss Maitland (6 episodes, 1991)
Grant Parsons ...
 Mr. Eldritch (5 episodes, 1991)
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 Behemoth (4 episodes, 1991)
Jacqueline Pearce ...
 Miss Pendragon (3 episodes, 1991)
Martina Berne ...
 Inga (3 episodes, 1991)
Tim Barker ...
 Dr. Osley (3 episodes, 1991)
Rosalie Crutchley ...
 Mrs Polzinski / ... (3 episodes, 1991)
Cyril Shaps ...
 Mr. Polzinski (3 episodes, 1991)
Samantha Cahill ...
 Olivia (3 episodes, 1991)
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Marcie, Reet and Thomas are three children who are stunned when for some unknown reason each kid at their school is given a really powerful computer and that the class swot is turned into a mutant by the computers and it's controller Mr. Eldritch. Investigating the three discover that the computers are a part of a plan to rule the world but they need to find Professor Polzinski. With the aid of the Professor, Eldritch is stopped. Later on, a team made up of blonde women dig up the school field to find a wartime computer Behemoth with the power to destroy the world. Super-intelligent Marcie and Eldritch battle against each other for control of the world and in another round in the age-old war of good vs evil... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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"Dark Season" contained some similarity to "Doctor Who", which Russell T. Davies revived in 2005. Most notably, Marcie occupies a similar narrative space to The Doctor, with Reet and Thomas as her companions. Nevertheless, the broad structural similarity to "Doctor Who" has been categorically denied by Russell T. Davies as intentional. Davies has claimed that the only direct reference to so-called "classic" "Doctor Who" is a scene in which Reet uses a yo-yo to test gravity. See more »

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Inga: Ze people want order.
Miss Maitland: Yes, and a uniform, and a flag, and a salute! You're no better than Nazis!
Mr. Eldritch: They ARE Nazis.
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Referenced in Doctor Who: School Reunion (2006) See more »

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Well good... before the well bad
23 September 2006 | by (bristol) – See all my reviews

This is the pinnacle of children's drama from the BBC... They wetted our 80's child appetites with 'Moondial' (actualy.. thats another pinnacle..but you know. peaks and troughs.. peaks and troughs) and then gave us incomprehensible (but genius) babble like 'Earthfasts' that one with the woman in the golden mask coming out of a burning Greek temple.. and then gave us this glorious piece of televisual extravagance.

'Dark Season' not only is two three part stories that are interconnected with an amazing plot twist (well amazing for a 10 year old), spooky BBC micro B computers, hockey sticks, a machine called Behmouth, green lighting, has a woman who looks like Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd. and a man in shades who may have been from the band Bross (or that one form the really wild show with short hair... apparently he has nerve endings in it so cant get it cut very often.. well thats what my mate said at school).. but it also features Kate Winslet. Amazing.

well done BBC...... however you are not excused for the tragedies that followed.. 'Elidor'? 'Return of the Psamiad'? 'Kerching'???????? .. hang your heads in shame!


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