Cause of Death: “Maybe we’re creating just the kind of world we deserve. And if it finally destroys us or drives us mad, that’ll be what we deserve too.”
When his father falls gravely ill, Ridge devotes his life to taking care of him. His father is admitted to hospital in the care of Dr Cordell, a man who advocates euthanasia for geriatric patients, and when Wilfred Ridge dies, Ridge is immediately suspicious.
Regular Cast: John Paul (Dr. Spencer Quist), Simon Oates (Dr. John Ridge), John Barron (The Minister), Elizabeth Weaver (Dr. Anne Tarrant), John Bown (Cmdr. Neil Stafford), Vivien Sherrard (Barbara Mason)
Guest Cast: Margaret Ford (First Sister), John Lee (Dr. Cordell), Maria O’Brien (Susan), Jennifer Wilson (Edna), Nicholas Courtney (Phillip), Graham Leaman (Wilfred Ridge), Patsy Trench (Second Sister), Ann Lee (Laboratory Assistant)
Writer: Louis Marks / Director: Lennie Mayne
Airdate: 7 Aug 1972 on BBC1
Series: Doomwatch Season 3 Episode 10
Show Info: Scifi drama series. The Government sets up a special department to counteract unwanted scientific development.