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Doomwatch: Invasion (S2EP2 BBC1 21 Dec 1970, Barrie Cookson)

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Invasion: “Are you saying that anything that comes up out of the ground in this place gets shot?”

Two boys go missing whilst exploring caves beneath a mansion and when Ridge visits the local village he is arrested by an army unit which has invaded the area and evacuated all the locals. It seems chemical weapons stored in the area have leaked into the water supply.

Regular Cast: John Paul (Dr. Spencer Quist), Simon Oates (Dr. John Ridge), John Nolan (Geoff Hardcastle), Jean Trend (Dr. Fay Chantry), Joby Blanshard (Colin Bradley), Vivien Sherrard (Barbara Mason)

Guest Cast: Simon Cain (Soldier), Barrie Cookson (Wilson), Leslie Meadows (Reggie), David Lincoln (Dave), Victor Platt (Joe Bates), Arthur Brough (Sandy Larch), Anthony Sagar (Sergeant Harris), Peter Welch (Tom Hedley), Sheila Raynor (Mrs. Smith), Joyce Windsor (Mrs. Hunter), Kim Butcher (Child), Geoffrey Palmer (Major Sims), Bill Straiton (Sergeant), Michael Elwyn (Duncan)

Writer: Martin Worth / Director: Jonathan Alwyn

Airdate: 21 Dec 1970 on BBC1

Series: Doomwatch Season 2 Episode 2

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