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A for Andromeda: The Miracle (S1EP3 BBC 17 Oct 1961, Patricia Kneale)



The Miracle: John Fleming interprets a message from outer space as a plan for the construction of a super computer. His colleague Dennis Bridger sells information about the computer to an international cartel, and a government agent following Bridger is killed. When the computer is built, it begins to print out information which only Fleming understands.

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

Guest Cast: Mary Morris (Professor Madeleine Dawnay), Julie Christie (Christine), Noel Johnson (J. M. Osborne), Frank Windsor (Dennis Bridger), Peter Henchie (Egon), John Hollis (Kaufman), Geoffrey Lewis (Doctor Geers), Anthony Valentine [as Tony Valentine] (Corporal), Jack May (Major Quadring), Felicity Mason

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

Airdate: 17 Oct 1961 on BBC

Series: A for Andromeda Season 1 Episode 3

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.