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Doomwatch: Project Sahara (S1EP5 BBC1 9 Mar 1970, Hildegard Neil)

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Project Sahara: Whilst Dr Robson joins the Doomwatch team to carry out tests on the Sahara spray which destroys all plantlife, Quist receives a call from the ministry ordering the immediate suspension of Robson and Wren with no explanation. It seems the computerised security system run by Keeping and Barker is becoming over-zealous and over-powerful.

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: Nigel Stock (Commander Keeping), Hildegard Neil (Dr. Stella Robson) with Robert James (Barker), Margaret Pilleau (Computer Technician), Peter Hawkins (Computer Voice), Philip Brack (Jack Foster), Erik Chitty (Old Man), John Linares (Young Man)

Writer: Gerry Davis / Director: Jonathan Alwyn

Airdate: 9 Mar 1970 on BBC1

Series: Doomwatch Season 1 Episode 5

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