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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
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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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English

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3 October 1961 (UK) See more »

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(7 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The series takes place from 1970 to 1972. See more »

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A Timeless "gripper"
10 August 2006 | by john00carrSee all my reviews

I first watched this TV series when I was nine years old, it terrified me, especially the scenes when "andromeda" gripped the bars and seemingly was electrocuted. I carried the images with me to school the next day and tried to engage anybody who had seen it to see if they felt as scared as me. Through IMDb I have been able to revisit the essence of the production (actors, director) A stunningly "realistic" production for it's time. I have rarely been genuinely affected by small or silver screen but " A for Andromeda" remains in my memory 45 years later, and I had no idea that the yet to be great Julie Christie was Andromeda. Does anybody have remotely the same memories as me?

John Carr


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