BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
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The Devil's Eggshell 

The discovery of mysterious egg-shaped objects at the sites of a series of disasters lead people to believe that we are being attacked by alien beings, but it is revealed to be a conspiracy... See full summary »

Director:

Gareth Davies

Writers:

Alex Comfort (based on an idea by), David Weir

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Leonard Rossiter ... The Prime Minister
Keith Barron ... Dr. Quilliam
David Langton ... Sir Leonard Bell
John Phillips ... Major General Atkins
Nicholas Pennell Nicholas Pennell ... Lieutenant Nicholl
Lawrence James Lawrence James ... Bland
Raymond Witch Raymond Witch ... Inspector Edwards
Peter Copley ... The Home Secretary
Bernard Hepton ... Lord Portmandeau
Basil Moss Basil Moss ... Huntley
Edmond Bennett Edmond Bennett ... Fowler
Marian Diamond Marian Diamond ... Jean Bell
Michael Culver ... Holborn
Burt Kwouk ... Wu Hsien Ching
Edward Ogden Edward Ogden ... Beckett
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Storyline

The discovery of mysterious egg-shaped objects at the sites of a series of disasters lead people to believe that we are being attacked by alien beings, but it is revealed to be a conspiracy hatched by a team of scientists intent on using an alien menace to unite the world. But their scheme backfires with fatal consequences... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1966 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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