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A for Andromeda: The Face of the Tiger (S1EP6 BBC 7 Nov 1961, John Murray-Scott)



The Face of the Tiger: The computer built by Fleming, from a design received in a message from space, begins to show its power. In spite of Fleming’s warnings, Professor Dawnay continues to use it for her experiment in the synthesis of life. The final result of the experiment is a human baby, which is christened Andromeda and which grows up to show a startling resemblance to the dead Christine. She is clearly in mental communication with the computer. When the international situation becomes desperate, the Prime Minister turns to Andromeda and the computer for help.

Regular Cast: Esmond Knight (Professor Ernest Reinhart), Peter Halliday (John Fleming), Patricia Kneale (Judy Adamson).

Guest Cast: Mary Morris (Professor Madeleine Dawnay), Julie Christie (Andromeda), John Murray-Scott (Harvey), Donald Stewart (General Vandenberg), Peter King (Newsreader), John Hollis (Kaufman), Ernest Hare (Minister of Science), Geoffrey Lewis (Doctor Geers), Peter Ducrow (Doctor Hunter), Barry Jackson (Sentry), Maurice Hedley (The Prime Minister), David King (Minister of Defence), Kenneth Wynne, Forster Norris

Writer: John Elliot / Story: Frd Hoyle / Directors: Michael Hayes and Norman James

Airdate: 7 Nov 1961 on BBC

Series: A for Andromeda Season 1 Episode 6

Show Info: Seven part BBC scifi drama serial A For Andromeda was set in 1970 in the Yorkshire Dales when a group of scientists receive radio signals from space. Once decoded these give them the ability to build a super computer.