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Doomwatch: Burial at Sea (S1EP3 BBC1 23 Feb 1970, John Stone)



Burial at Sea: A luxury cruiser is found adrift in the Channel and a lifeboat sails out to investigate. On board are a group of rich popstars and their girlfriends, one of whom is dead. Quist’s team find themselves investigating the dumping of a chemical warfare compound and defoliant in a deep sea trench.

Regular Cast: John Paul (Doctor Spencer Quist), Joby Blanshard (Colin Bradley), Simon Oates (Doctor John Ridge), Robert Powell (Tobias Wren), Wendy Hall (Pat Hunnisett),

Guest Cast: Steve Emerson (Lifeboatman), Nova Sainte-Claire (Angela Connor), Julian Barnes (Cobie Vale), Brian Spink (Peter Hazlewood), Peter Copley (Tranton), Gerald Sim (Dr. Collinson), John Stone (Johnny Clive), Alec Ross (Superintendant), Venetia Maxwell (Nurse), John Horsley (Astley), John Savident (The Minister)

Writer: Dennis Spooner / Director: Jonathan Alwyn

Airdate: 23 Feb 1970 on BBC1

Series: Doomwatch Season 1 Episode 3

Show Info: Scifi drama series. The Government sets up a special department to counteract unwanted scientific development.