University lecturer Neil Tannahill is drawn into a sinister conspiracy involving secretly-stored Soviet nuclear waste at a remote British nuclear facility after receiving an enigmatic note from legendary atomic scientist and one-time former head of "Doomwatch" (the infamous Scientific watchdog group of the seventies), Dr Spencer Quist.
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This was the pilot edition of a proposed series of similar-length editions, although costs (a rumoured £1.5 million was spent on "Winter Angel") meant that the future episodes were scrapped. These were to feature storylines based around nanotechnology smuggling, a computer virus with the ability to invade human brains, and protein-based biochips. See more
The credit "Based on the television series created by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davies" is misspelled: the co-creator's name was Gerry Davis
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The 2011 Boulevard Entertainment DVD release differs from the original Channel 5 broadcast version, and is perhaps a slightly earlier cut: the opening originating credit is "Based on the television series created by Kit Pedlar and Gerry Davies" instead of "Based on the television series created by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davies", and "Special thanks to National Power and Littlebrook Power Station" instead reads "Special thanks to Powergen and Littlebrook Power Station". The DVD also closes with an onscreen credit for Universal which did not feature on transmission. See more