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Doomwatch 

Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Spencer Quist, the Doomwatch team struggled, for ... See full summary »
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1972   1971   1970  

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Series cast summary:
John Paul John Paul ...  Dr. Spencer Quist 38 episodes, 1970-1972
Joby Blanshard ...  Colin Bradley 32 episodes, 1970-1972
Simon Oates Simon Oates ...  Dr. John Ridge 29 episodes, 1970-1972
Vivien Sherrard Vivien Sherrard ...  Barbara Mason 20 episodes, 1970-1972
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Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Spencer Quist, the Doomwatch team struggled, for three seasons, to keep an eye on the environment and supervise government and private sector research in an attempt to prevent pollution and other disasters that might be caused by the misuse of new scientific developments, discoveries and technology. While confronting dangers ranging from a plastic eating bacteria to hyper intelligent species of rats, from mind destroying sound waves to toxic wastes and genetic mutations, the Doomwatch team always found themselves under the gun, from unsupportive governmental superiors, and openly hostile corporations, and the powerful influences they could wield. The Doomwatch team initially consisted of Quist; former intelligence agent, Dr. John Ridge; eager young researcher Toby Wren; technician and computer specialist Colin Bradley; and secretary Pat Hunnisett. ... Written by K. Takeuchi <abcdez@cyberspc.mb.ca>

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According to Doctor Who (1963) script editor Terrance Dicks, the Doctor Who (1963) and Doomwatch production teams looked at each other's proposed storylines to make sure neither series encroached on the other's territory. See more »

Goofs

There was seemingly no set continuity for the scenery crew when dressing the studio between recordings. Consequently the three prominent mushroom cloud photographs in Quist's office during the first two seasons regularly swap position between episodes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dennis Spooner: Wanna Write a Television Series? (2009) See more »

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DoomWatch
1 October 2020 | by gavcrimsonSee all my reviews

You didn't have to wear paisley shirts and a cravat to work here...but it helped.

Of course if the landscape of Britain really was one of governmental cover ups, bureaucratic red tape, ecological and scientific disasters that is depicted in Doomwatch, we'd surely be in the grip of a pandemic and on the brink of social unrest by now....oh, hang on a minute!!!

Dr. John Ridge where are you when we need you?


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1970 (UK) See more »

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Doom Watch See more »

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Runtime:

(37 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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