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12 December 1959 (UK) See more »
Hard-driven scientist David Whittaker finds himself battling for the survival of the world against a disease spreading from a tropical island caused by a legendary spider-goddess.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 10)
Maurice Kaufmann ... Dr. David Whittaker (6 episodes, 1959-1960)
Maxine Audley ... Marion Whittaker (6 episodes, 1959-1960)
Philip Bond ... Dr. Tony Wilson (3 episodes, 1960)
Charles Carson ... Captain Ross (3 episodes, 1960)
Anna May Wong ... Malayan Girl (3 episodes, 1960)
Jill Hyem ... Alice Simms (3 episodes, 1960)
Richard Burrell ... Jim Herring (2 episodes, 1960)
Frank Hawkins ... Albert Williams (2 episodes, 1960)
Tony Church ... Professor Axhem (2 episodes, 1960)

Series Directed by
Quentin Lawrence (6 episodes, 1959-1960)
Series Writing credits
Lewis Greifer (6 episodes, 1959-1960)

Series Produced by
Quentin Lawrence .... producer (6 episodes, 1959-1960)
Series Original Music by
John Dankworth (6 episodes, 1959-1960)
Series Production Design by
Tom Lingwood (6 episodes, 1959-1960)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Warwick Ashton .... camera operator (unknown episodes)

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30 min (6 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
recalled from childhood, 29 December 2006
Author: iandmiles from manchester UK

I vividly recall the opening sequence, with shots of a ship on which were only sprawled bodies. No memory of the plot, but as a ten/eleven year old I did feel that this was superior and decidedly sinister, with a deep mystery at its heart. The plot summary suggests that the series was fantasy - I had thought that the story involved more some sort of mutant tarantula or black widow, with human agency in spreading it for nefarious purposes. Anyway, there were several quite impressive TV SF serials and series at this time in the UK other than the famous Quatermass and A for Andromeda... I also recall a serial involving subsonic control (Undermind?), another one with radio telescopes and some sort of replication of people, and a series featuring dramatisations of Dick and other luminaries. To my mind even then these were superior to Dr Who and the like!

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