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Series cast summary:
 Professor Ernest Reinhart 7 episodes, 1961
Patricia Kneale ...
 Judy Adamson 7 episodes, 1961
 John Fleming / ... 7 episodes, 1961
Noel Johnson ...
 J.M. Osborne 6 episodes, 1961
Donald Stewart ...
 General Vandenberg 5 episodes, 1961
Geoffrey Lewis ...
 Doctor Geers / ... 5 episodes, 1961
 Professor Madeleine Dawnay 4 episodes, 1961
Peter Henchie ...
 Dennis Bridger 3 episodes, 1961
John Murray Scott ...
Brenda Peters ...
 Secretary to Osborne / ... 3 episodes, 1961
Ernest Hare ...
 Minister of Science Ratcliff / ... 3 episodes, 1961
John Rowlands ...
 Lab Assistant / ... 3 episodes, 1961
Jack May ...
 Major Quadring 2 episodes, 1961
 Corporal 2 episodes, 1961
Maurice Hedley ...
 The Prime Minister 2 episodes, 1961
Peter Ducrow ...
 Doctor Hunter 2 episodes, 1961
Peter King ...
 Newsreader 2 episodes, 1961
David King ...
 Minister of Defence Burdett 2 episodes, 1961
 1st Sentry / ... 2 episodes, 1961


Set 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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3 October 1961 (UK)  »

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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 »


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Exciting and wonderful for the 1960s
17 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

It was probably 1963 before we saw A for Andromeda "downunder" and I thought it was the most exciting show I'd ever seen. I could feed and bath 4 kids and be in time to watch each episode (my husband was at work). There had never been anything like it on Australian TV before. Don't remember much about the actors and reading the cast list was amazed to find just who was in it. I was intrigued with the actor who played the female professor. Is there a photo of her? I thought the part was played by Patricia Hayes but obviously I was wrong. Had no idea Julie Christie was Andromeda. Would love to see it again but maybe it would be disappointing. Sorry I can't add any more, after all it is over forty years since I saw it. Have only just found IMDb and am enjoying it very much. Please someone put A for Andromeda on DVD soon - my time is getting shorter!

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