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The Mind Beyond: The Daedalus Equations (BBC-2 1976, Michael Bryant)

The Mind Beyond

In The Daedalus Equations, the fourth episode of The Mind Beyond anthology, elderly Hans Daedalus defects from East Germany to the UK, he dies of a heart attack not long after. Medium Eileen Gray comes forward with what seems to be key work from Hans sent from beyond the grave. Is she telling the truth or does she have an ulterior motive for her actions.

Quite an interesting story, mixing science with the spiritual to great effect and with a nice ending that can’t quite make up its mind whether to be ambiguous or obvious. Great cast too!

production details
UK / BBC2 / 1×55 minute episode / Broadcast 20 October 1976

Writer: Bruce Stewart / Costumes: Al Barnett / Production Design: Barry Newbery / Director: David Reid

Series: The Mind Beyond Episode 4 of 6

cast
MICHAEL BRYANT as Sam McInstrey
MEGS JENKINS as Eileen Gray
PETER SALLIS as Major Venables
ESTELLE KOHLER as Mary Stannage
RICHARD HURNDALL as Sherbourne
GEORGE COULOURIS as Hans Daedalus
EVE MORTIMER as Madge Baxter
JOHN ATKINSON as Perry
ROD BEACHAM as Sgt Riley
ELISABETH CHOICE as Woman at Seance





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