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The Omega Factor 

A covert branch of British Intelligence is assigned to investigate the strange, the supernatural, the...'Omega Factor'.

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Jack Gerson
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Series cast summary:
James Hazeldine ...  Tom Crane 10 episodes, 1979
Louise Jameson ...  Anne Reynolds 10 episodes, 1979
John Carlisle John Carlisle ...  Roy Martindale 10 episodes, 1979
Brown Derby ...  Andrew Scott-Erskine 7 episodes, 1979
Nicholas Coppin Nicholas Coppin ...  Michael Crane 5 episodes, 1979
Natasha Gerson Natasha Gerson ...  Morag 5 episodes, 1979
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Department 7 is a secret branch of British government dedicated to investigating the supernatural. Its team of experts, led by Roy Martindale and Dr. Anne Reynolds, find themselves teamed with journalist Tom Crane, who is investigating similar cases for his newspaper. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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UK

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English

Release Date:

13 June 1979 (UK) See more »

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(10 episodes)

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Natasha Gerson auditioned under an assumed name, so that the casting director would not realise that she was the daughter of creator Jack Gerson. See more »

Quotes

Frank: What would you do without us, hey?
Tom Crane: Revert rapidly to prayer.
Frank: Infra-red film, in case the lights go out, linked to these sensors which will go off automatically. Oh, cheer up! It might happen, whatever it is. It's all very hush-hush this time. Are we really up against something, or can't you say?
Tom Crane: Yes, it could be dangerous. Martindale should have told you that much. Have you had much luck with this stuff in the past?
Frank: Yeah, there was a house in Glasgow once, it's demolished now. Been rather grand...
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Haunting
22 September 2004 | by chris-321See all my reviews

I saw the series just once, but I longed for each episode to come round. I have the book (which is good) but OHHHHH I would like to see the series again.

Expect atmosphere. Expect uncanny. Expect thrills. If you get the chance, take it. You'll be haunted by the memory! Don't expect fantastic effects, ray guns, funny aliens or obscenities. You don't need those to ice your spine. In fact, good stories, good acting, and good dialogue are far more important, and although it's been a few years now, I seem to remember that the Omega Factor has all those.

Why it isn't on DVD is a mystery worthy of the program itself. It's like Kolchak:Night Stalker and Australia's own "The Evil Touch". An absolute gem, but as with all gems, hard to find.

Channel 2 (in Australia) showed this series, so perhaps if you live in God's own country you might like to pester the ABC into a reshow.


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