Doomwatch (1970–2016)
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By the Pricking of My Thumbs... 

The Doomwatch team investigates the myth about the XYY chromosome after a schoolboy is expelled for possessing it.

Director:

Eric Hills

Writers:

Robin Chapman, Gerry Davis (script editor) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Paul John Paul ... Dr. Spencer Quist
Simon Oates Simon Oates ... Dr. John Ridge
John Nolan ... Geoff Hardcastle
Jean Trend Jean Trend ... Dr. Fay Chantry
Vivien Sherrard Vivien Sherrard ... Barbara Mason
Colin Jeavons ... Botting
Olaf Pooley Olaf Pooley ... Dr. Ensor
Barry Stokes ... Stephen Franklin
Sally Thomsett Sally Thomsett ... Judy Franklin
Martin Howells Martin Howells ... Gerald Jenkins
David Janson David Janson ... Arnold McPherson
Robert Yetzes Robert Yetzes ... Painton
David Jarrett David Jarrett ... Tom Avery
Patrick Milner Patrick Milner ... Airport Policeman
Julie May Julie May ... Woman Shopper
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Storyline

Sixteen-year-old Stephen Franklin stages a prank while in a school science class, but the joke goes wrong, and a classmate suffers horrible facial injuries. When Stephen is then expelled from the comprehensive school, his father, journalist Oscar Franklin, inquires as to why, and how does a scientist named Ensor know of Stephen's genetic past? Stephen suffers from an abnormality of his hands, and he has an obscure genetic defect: an extra Y chromosome. Doomwatch become involved when it seems that there may be a genetic explanation for violent and unpredictable behaviour.

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Genres:

Sci-Fi | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1971 (UK) See more »

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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Sally Thomsett, then aged 20, plays a 13 year old schoolgirl. The episode was made in November 1970, the same year that she made The Railway Children (1970) playing an 11 year old schoolgirl. See more »

Soundtracks

'Cause I'm a Man
(uncredited)
Written by Cliff Twemlow (as P. Reno)
Performed by Electric Banana
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