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2 April 1998 (UK) See more »
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An accidental discovery of a drug for the mass unconscious and a naive schoolteacher's ardor lead to personal and almost global disaster... See more »
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 (Series Cast [16])

Stephen Tompkinson ... Jim Harper (3 episodes, 1998)
Lydzia Englert ... Rochelle (3 episodes, 1998)
Maria Lennon ... Linda (3 episodes, 1998)
James McCarthy ... Viveros (3 episodes, 1998)
James Duke ... Daniel (3 episodes, 1998)
Michael Bertenshaw ... Dr. Franks (3 episodes, 1998)
Stephen Jenn ... Russian (3 episodes, 1998)

Richard Leaf ... Bruno (3 episodes, 1998)
Lisa Jacobs ... Dr. Bauer (3 episodes, 1998)
Michael Harbour ... Werner (3 episodes, 1998)
James Kerr ... Stephen (3 episodes, 1998)
Tim Poole ... Terry (3 episodes, 1998)
Hermione Gulliford ... Kim (2 episodes, 1998)
Billy McColl ... Billy (2 episodes, 1998)
Lyndam Gregory ... Dr. Brandon (2 episodes, 1998)
William Vanderpuye ... Male Nurse (2 episodes, 1998)

Series Directed by
Stephen Gallagher (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Writing credits
Stephen Gallagher (3 episodes, 1998)

Series Produced by
Stuart Doughty .... co-producer (3 episodes, 1998)
Brian Eastman .... producer (3 episodes, 1998)
Ted Morley .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Original Music by
Alan Parker (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Cinematography by
Bruce McGowan (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Film Editing by
Andrew McClelland (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Casting by
Anne Henderson (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Production Design by
Julian Fullalove (3 episodes, 1998)
Rob Hinds (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Art Direction by
Henry Jaworski (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Costume Design by
Sarah Rogers (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Makeup Department
Suzan Broad .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1998)
Lesley Rawstone .... assistant makeup artist (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Baker .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1998)
Roger Simons .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Art Department
Paul Duff .... stand-by carpenter (3 episodes, 1998)
Graham Ellis .... assistant art director (3 episodes, 1998)
Tony Mallett .... buyer (3 episodes, 1998)
Mike Povey .... property master (3 episodes, 1998)

Jane Harwood .... art department assistant (unknown episodes)
Robin Heinson .... painter (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Rudi Buckle .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 1998)
Jeremy Lishman .... boom operator (3 episodes, 1998)
David Old .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 1998)
Steve Schwalbe .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1998)

Harry Barnes .... foley editor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Peter Diamond .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 1998)

Tom Aitken .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Blake .... focus puller (3 episodes, 1998)
Ian Buckley .... grip (3 episodes, 1998)
Frank Heeney .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1998)
Nigel Kirton .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melissa Cook .... costume assistant (3 episodes, 1998)
Robert Lever .... wardrobe (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Editorial Department
Scott Hinchcliffe .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 1998)
Charlotte Serpell .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Location Management
Simon Crawford Collins .... location manager (3 episodes, 1998)
Lisa Grimes .... location assistant (3 episodes, 1998)

Olivier Servanin .... location scout: France (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Other crew
Sallie Beechinor .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1998)
Jeffrey Broom .... production accountant (3 episodes, 1998)
Mary Haddow .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1998)

Alison Bage .... unit nurse (unknown episodes)

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60 min (3 parts)
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Did You Know?

When Jim Harper looks at the hospital tag that reads, "Baby Harper (M)" it lists his birth date as 15.10.65. This is actually Stephen Tompkinson's birth date.See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Unique mind-stretcher with a powerful sense of atmosphere, 18 May 2003
Author: bobj-8 from Southampton, England

Oktober isn't for everyone but if you like this kind of offbeat, twilight-zoney drama the chances are that you'll like it a lot. Tompkinson is a revelation and gives the performance of his career to date. Producers keep casting him in comedies but this proves that his true strength is as a dark and haunted leading man. Id have liked some clearer explanation of how the drug is supposed to work but other than that I think its best the way we are shown what's happening and allowed to figure it out for ourselves. The merry-go-round with the dead Russians on it ranks with the scariest things I've ever seen in a TV drama. Deserves to take its place amongst the classics of British cult TV.

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