Edward Forester is a genetic researcher, intent on breeding primate hybrids. But his experiments take a strange turn when he succeeds in breeding a human/gorilla hybrid. He hides the ... See full summary »
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Charles Dance ...  Edward Forester 3 episodes, 1988
Peter Elliott ...  Mary 3 episodes, 1988
Ralph Harvey Ralph Harvey ...  Brigadier 3 episodes, 1988
Philip Madoc ...  Lancing 3 episodes, 1988
Julie Peasgood ...  Anne Forester / ... 3 episodes, 1988
Francesca Brill Francesca Brill ...  Lucy 2 episodes, 1988
Rob Dixon Rob Dixon ...  Priest 2 episodes, 1988
Rosemary McHale Rosemary McHale ...  Nancy Knott 2 episodes, 1988
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Edward Forester is a genetic researcher, intent on breeding primate hybrids. But his experiments take a strange turn when he succeeds in breeding a human/gorilla hybrid. He hides the results of the experiment, adopting the child, and helps Gor to speak and blend into society. But Gor can't help being what he is, and tragedy and revelations are the ultimate result. Written by Kathy Li

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30 October 1988 (UK) See more »

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Evolución: Experimento mortal See more »

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science 'fiction'?
29 September 2005 | by spookypurple7See all my reviews

This was one of the most powerful pieces of drama I have ever seen. I originally tuned in when it was first aired in October 1988 (I still have the Radio Times for that week!) because I think Charles Dance is an excellent actor. Being a rather fond of scientific fiction, when I found out the subject matter of the story - well, that was just icing on the cake. But I was totally unprepared for the gut-punch of a story which followed. For anyone interested, it's based on a novel Gor-Saga by Maureen Duffy (which I promptly went out and bought!). The storyline is similar but the TV adap has a far more brutal and thought-provoking 'ending' and the character of Forrester has far more depth. The whole drama made me want to become a writer! What more can I say?


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