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Alternative 3 (1977)

World ecological collapse; the next ice-age has already begun! Lucky for us, governments know what to do. Unfortunately it's a conspiracy to end all conspiracies. Vanishing scientists, ... See full summary »


Christopher Miles


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Brinton Tim Brinton ... Himself / Narrator
Gregory Munroe Gregory Munroe ... Colin Benson
Carol Hazell Carol Hazell ... Katherine White
Shane Rimmer ... Bob Grodin
Richard Marner ... Dr. Carl Gerstein
David Baxt ... Harry
Alec Linstead Alec Linstead ... Professor Broadbent
Norman Chancer Norman Chancer ... Charles Welbourne
Anthony Roye Anthony Roye ... Robert Hendry
Patsy Trench Patsy Trench ... Dr. Ann Clarke
Phoebe Nicholls ... Harry's Girlfriend
Ivor Roberts Ivor Roberts ... George Pendlebury
Linda Cunningham Linda Cunningham ... Annie
Nancy Adams Nancy Adams ... Doreen Patterson
Jonathan Hieatt-Smith Jonathan Hieatt-Smith ... Young Man in Laboratory


World ecological collapse; the next ice-age has already begun! Lucky for us, governments know what to do. Unfortunately it's a conspiracy to end all conspiracies. Vanishing scientists, dubious space missions, and a freak accident which kills the courier of a tape containing a secret radio message from an unmanned Mars probe - holds the key. Ruthless investigative reporters uncover the ominous master plan. Written by Sven Kahrkling <sven@customized.com>

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Mystery | Sci-Fi






English | Russian

Release Date:

20 June 1977 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Science Report See more »

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Anglia Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Richard Marner didn't rehearse his lines to make the delivery appear as natural as possible. See more »


Referenced in Slacker (1990) See more »

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Book was better.
10 August 2005 | by R_C_OlsonSee all my reviews

I've just listened to an internet broadcast of "Alternative 3," which in paperback, as well as the internet-down-loadable version, was authored by Leslie Watkins. {N.b.: the original British television series had no affiliation with Ms. Watkins, currently banished, retired, or removed to New Zealand, however the book was an alleged extension and elaboration of material presented in the "Science Report" broadcast.} That the book was banned or suppressed and yet made it's way onto the internet, thence to be translated to a variety of languages, might give credence to the program, or the book which derived from it. Yet there was no astronaut Bob Grodin, either as an Apollo moon walker, or with any affiliation with NASA.

The author herself, in a letter to the online bookseller which bought up all copies remaining, said: "The book is based on fact, but uses that fact as a launchpad for a HIGH DIVE INTO FICTION.", etc. ..Further: "So, summing up, the book is FICTION BASED ON FACT. But I now feel that I inadvertently got VERY CLOSE TO A SECRET TRUTH."

So much for the credibility of either the book or the series which preceded it. I might have given a moment's thought to a conspiracy designed to cultivate greater study of the sciences in the U.K., but have thought better of it.

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