Doomwatch (1970–1972)
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Fire and Brimstone 

John Ridge apparently suffers a breakdown from the pressure, and decides that, due to the excessive threat of pollution on the environment, drastic steps should be taken. He steals some ... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Paul ...
Simon Oates ...
Elizabeth Weaver ...
John Bown ...
Commander Neil Stafford
John Barron ...
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Vivien Sherrard ...
Barbara Mason
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Henry Knowles ...
Dr. Richard Poole
John Berryman ...
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Marcelle Samett ...
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Julia Hand ...
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Caroline Rogers ...
Julie
Frank Singuineau ...
Chemist
John Drake ...
Police Sergeant
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John Ridge apparently suffers a breakdown from the pressure, and decides that, due to the excessive threat of pollution on the environment, drastic steps should be taken. He steals some phials of the deadly virus anthrax and holds the government to ransom: unless his anti-pollution terms are met, he will destroy humanity by releasing the virus in a number of major cities. A race against time begins. Can Ridge be tracked down before it is too late?

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5 June 1972 (UK)  »

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This episode was wiped by the BBC at some point before the corporation audited its archives in 1978. There is currently no known copy of this edition in existence. See more »

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Dr. John Ridge: D'you know what I've learned in the time I've been with Doomwatch? We've got a generation in which to grow up. My generation! Your generation! During our lifetime, that's if we get to three score year and ten. We've got to get rid of warheads buzzing about up there round the clock and in submarines, also cruising round the clock. During our lifetime we've got to control population, to control ionizing radiation. We've got to cleanse the rivers and the seas, we've got to unclog the air. And ...
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References Doctor Who (1963) See more »

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The Execution of Stepan Razin
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Composed by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performed by the Ceská Filharmonie
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