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Doomwatch: Friday’s Child (S1EP2 BBC1 16 Feb 1970, Delia Paton)



Friday’s Child: Doomwatch are unwillingly drawn into a controversy which confronts Dr Quist with one of the fundamental ethical questions of the day: genetic engineering. What has Dr Patrick been doing to the newly born in his care?

Regular Cast: John Paul (Doctor Spencer Quist), Simon Oates (Doctor John Ridge), Robert Powell (Tobias Wren),

Guest Cast: Alex Scott (Dr. Patrick), Mary Holland (Mrs. Patrick), Delia Paton (Mrs. Norman), John Tucker (Shopkeeper), Susan Lawrence (Passer-by), Bill Straiton (Det-Sgt.), John Graham (Prosecuting Solicitor), Margaret John (Defending Solicitor), Richard Caldicot (Gwilliam)

Writer: Harry Green / Director: Paul Ciappessoni

Airdate: 16 Feb 1970 on BBC1

Series: Doomwatch Season 1 Episode 2

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