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P.R.O.B.E.: The Zero Imperative (1994)

Former UNIT scientist Liz Shaw investigates a series of bizarre murders near a soon-to-be closed psychiatric hospital. When the hospital is suddenly saved by a wealthy businessman events seem to run out of Liz's control.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jeremiah O'Kane
Dr. Colin Dove
Peter Russell
Linda Lusardi ...
Louise Bayliss
David Terence ...
Patient Zero
Dr. William Bruffin
Nicola Fulljames ...
Dr. Beatrice Hearst
Patricia Merrick ...
Dr. Julie Gilchrist
Jonathan Rigby ...
Public Relations Officer
Simon Messingham ...
Alexander Kirk ...
William Baggs ...


The first P.R.O.B.E. adventure sees former UNIT scientist Liz Shaw (Caroline John) dispatched by the Preternatural Research Bureau to investigate a series of bizarre murders. All of the killings have occurred near to a psychiatric hospital that is soon to close its doors. When wealthy industrialist Peter Russell (Colin Baker) suddenly and unexpectedly steps in to save the hospital from closure things get even more complicated for Liz. Are Dr Dove (Sylvester McCoy)the current director of the hospital and his aged predecessor Dr O'Kane (Jon Pertwee) hiding the killer somewhere in the hospital - and what is the secret of room zero? Written by Mark_a_Wood <markawood@hotmail.co.uk>

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An ancient evil approaches Earth bent on destruction and murder...but who is assisting it and who will stand in its way?


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Proves what can be done with a low budget and good actors.
3 July 2001 | by (Kent, England) – See all my reviews

Anyone interested in low budget British science fiction is urged to try and find a copy of this title. It's a Doctor Who spin-off which features one of the Doctor's old companions, as well as several of the actors who played the Doctor in different roles. This is a small scale science fiction tale which doesn't rely on special effects to tell a compelling story.

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