University lecturer Neil Tannahill is drawn into a sinister conspiracy involving secretly-stored Soviet nuclear waste at a remote British nuclear facility after receiving an enigmatic note from legendary atomic scientist and one-time former head of "Doomwatch" (the infamous Scientific watchdog group of the seventies), Dr Spencer Quist. Written by
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This was the pilot edition of a proposed series of similar-length editions, although costs (a rumoured £1.5 million was spent on "Winter Angel") meant that the future episodes were scrapped. These were to feature storylines based around nanotechnology smuggling, a computer virus with the ability to invade human brains, and protein-based biochips. See more
The credit "Based on the television series created by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davies" is misspelled: the co-creator's name was Gerry Davis
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