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Doomwatch: Say Knife Fat Man (S3EP3 BBC1 19 Jun 1972, Elisabeth Sladen)



Say Knife Fat Man: “A kid held a knife to my throat when I was six years old. Even at that age I knew he wasn’t going to kill me; but I know he could. That’s enough. A state of war exists.”

Quist knows that ‘Say Knife’ is a provoking threat, and ‘Fat Man’ was the codename of the first atom bomb. A group of student activists break into a plutonium base and with their stolen rods construct their own atomic device.

Regular Cast: John Paul (Dr. Spencer Quist), John Barron (The Minister), John Bown (Cmdr. Neil Stafford), Joby Blanshard (Colin Bradley), Vivien Sherrard (Barbara Mason)

Guest Cast: Alan Hockey (Lawson), Peter King (Eddie), Anthony Andres (Carlos), Adrian Wright (David), Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah), Hugh Ross (Ian), Maria O’Brien (Susan), Paul Seed (Michael), Peter Halliday (Rafael), Geoffrey Palmer (Chief Supt. Mallory), Hugh Cross (Professor Holman), Sean Lynch (Williams), Leslie Schofield (Harry

Writer: Martin Worth / Director: Eric Hills

Airdate: 19 Jun 1972 on BBC1

Series: Doomwatch Season 3 Episode 3

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