Doomwatch (1970–1972)
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The Plastic Eaters 

A plane dissolves in mid-air, its plastic components eaten away. Doomwatch faces its first challenge: to halt the disastrous spread of a man-made virus with the power to melt all plastic.

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John Paul ...
Simon Oates ...
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Wendy Hall ...
Pat Hunnisett
John Barron ...
Jennifer Wilson ...
Miss Wills
Kevin Stoney ...
Prof. Hal Symonds
Michael Hawkins ...
Jim Bennett
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Captain - First Airline Crew
Monty Brown ...
Co-Pilot - First Airline Crew
Gracie Luck ...
Stewardess - First Airline Crew
Richardson Morgan ...
Engineer - First Airline Crew
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Captain - Second Airline Crew
Eric Corrie ...
Co-Pilot - Second Airline Crew
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A plane dissolves in mid-air, its plastic components eaten away. Doomwatch faces its first challenge: to halt the disastrous spread of a man-made virus with the power to melt all plastic.

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9 February 1970 (UK)  »

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In 1971 authors Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis stripped the plot of all Doomwatch links and reworked it into a novel, "Mutant 59: The Plastic Eater". See more »

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