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Doomwatch: The Devil’s Sweets (S1EP7 BBC1 23 Mar 1970, Maurice Roëves)



The Devil’s Sweets: Pat Hunnisett takes a free promotional chocolate on the way to work. The Doomwatch team, investigating the sharp increase in people who smoke, are amazed when Pat lights a cigarette for the first time in five years. Is there a link between Checker Board cigarettes and the free liquor, which is making Pat very ill.

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: Maurice Roëves(Shipton), Penny Dixon (Miss Cooper), William Fox (Scott), Bay White (Mrs Tyler), John Comer (Jack), John Law (Pegg), Pamela Sholto (Miss James), John Young (Benson), Mary Loughran (Dr. Gray), Patrick Connell (Dr.

Writer: Don Shaw / Director: David Proudfoot

Airdate: 23 Mar 1970 on BBC1

Series: Doomwatch Season 1 Episode 7

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