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Series cast summary:
Esmond Knight ...  Professor Ernest Reinhart 7 episodes, 1961
Patricia Kneale Patricia Kneale ...  Judy Adamson 7 episodes, 1961
Peter Halliday ...  John Fleming / ... 7 episodes, 1961
Noel Johnson Noel Johnson ...  J.M. Osborne 6 episodes, 1961
Julie Christie ...  Andromeda / ... 6 episodes, 1961
Donald Stewart Donald Stewart ...  General Vandenberg 5 episodes, 1961
Geoffrey Lewis Geoffrey Lewis ...  Doctor Geers / ... 5 episodes, 1961
Mary Morris ...  Professor Madeleine Dawnay 4 episodes, 1961
Peter Henchie Peter Henchie ...  Egon 4 episodes, 1961
John Hollis ...  Kaufman 4 episodes, 1961
Frank Windsor ...  Dennis Bridger 3 episodes, 1961
John Murray Scott John Murray Scott ...  Harvey 3 episodes, 1961
Brenda Peters Brenda Peters ...  Secretary to Osborne / ... 3 episodes, 1961
Ernest Hare Ernest Hare ...  Minister of Science Ratcliff / ... 3 episodes, 1961
John Rowlands John Rowlands ...  Lab Assistant / ... 3 episodes, 1961
Jack May Jack May ...  Major Quadring 2 episodes, 1961
Anthony Valentine ...  Corporal 2 episodes, 1961
Maurice Hedley Maurice Hedley ...  The Prime Minister 2 episodes, 1961
Peter Ducrow Peter Ducrow ...  Doctor Hunter 2 episodes, 1961
John Nettleton ...  Harries 2 episodes, 1961
Peter King Peter King ...  Newsreader 2 episodes, 1961
David King David King ...  Minister of Defence Burdett 2 episodes, 1961
Barry Jackson ...  1st Sentry / ... 2 episodes, 1961


In 1970, a team of scientists decipher a mysterious signal from space and discover that it provides instructions to build a powerful super-computer. Once built, this computer provokes argument between two of leading team members, Fleming and Dawnay, over the machine's real intentions as it provides further instructions to create a living organism, which Dawnay starts to develop. Later it appears to compel lab assistant Christine to commit suicide, and when the organism is fully developed, it appears in the exact form of Christine, and named Andromeda. But what is the purpose of this "creature"? Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

3 October 1961 (UK) See more »

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(7 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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In late 2006 the complete soundtrack to final edition "The Last Mystery" was recovered as an off-air recording. See more »


Referenced in Doctor Who: Origins (2006) See more »

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Superb science fiction
22 June 2005 | by fidomusic-1See all my reviews

I concur with author Martin Dench. I was only ten years old when A For Andromeda was screened but I remember vividly being riveted to the TV screen. A For Andromeda dealt intelligently with the discovery of extra terrestrial intelligence and its social and political consequences. The serial was totally believable and way ahead of its time. It is one of the great tragedies of television history that the BBC wiped this series. If this had not happened it is likely that A For Andromeda, and its sequel serial, The Andromeda Breakthrough, would have become world wide cult series like The Prisoner.

There are informative articles with episode synopses in the British TV fantasy magazine Timescreen of March 1987, and the American TV science fiction magazine Epi-log of March 1992.

I had thought that the BBC had wiped all of A For Andromeda, but a whole episode, The Eye of the Tiger' is now on Youtube.

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