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
Did You Know?
The BBC, who made the parent Doomwatch
(1970) series, turned this pilot down as it was not felt to fit in with their current drama policy; consequently rival UK broadcaster Channel 5 first transmitted it. 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
. See more