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 only link to the original BBC series is Dr Spencer Quist, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and nuclear physicist who had been director of the Department of Observation and Measurement of Scientific Work (Doomwatch). He was played by John Paul
but as the actor had died in 1995, the character was recast. 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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