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Doomwatch: Re-Entry Forbidden (S1EP6 BBC1 16 Mar 1970, Michael Aspel)

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Re-Entry Forbidden: Sunfire One, the first nuclear powered rocker, enters orbit with the first British astronaut, Dick Larch, on board. Larch feeds in an incorrect course alteration and fails to see the error indicator, causing the capsule to splash down. Dr Goldsworthy asks Quist to check on Larch’s suitability for future missions, as one mistake could turn the craft into a nuclear bomb.

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: Joseph Furst (Charles Goldsworthy), Veronica Strong (Carol Larch), Dougal Fraser (TV Commentator), Craig Hunter (Bill Edwards), Noel Sheldon (Max Friedman), Michael McGovern (Dick Larch), James Burke (BBC Man, London), Michael Aspel (BBC Man, Houston), Kevin Scott (Gus Clarke), Grant Taylor (Colonel Kramer), John Kidd (Johnson), John Boxer (Brown)

Writer: Don Shaw / Director: Paul Ciappessoni

Airdate: 16 Mar 1970 on BBC1

Series: Doomwatch Season 1 Episode 6

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