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A for Andromeda: The Monster (S1EP4 BBC 24 Oct 1961, Donald Stewart)



The Monster: John Fleming and his colleague Dennis Bridger have built a super-computer, to a plan received from outer space, which acts as a means of communication between the source of the message in the constellation of Andromeda and the Earth. With the help of the computer, the scientists produce a synthesised living organism. Bridger, who has been selling information about the project, is arrested, escapes and, after a chase, falls to his death.

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), Donald Stewart (General Vandenberg), Peter Henchie (Egon), John Hollis (Kaufman), Geoffrey Lewis (Doctor Geers), Hugh Lund

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

Airdate: 24 Oct 1961 on BBC

Series: A for Andromeda Season 1 Episode 4

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.