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Doomwatch: The Inquest (S2EP11 BBC1 1 Mar 1971, Frederick Treves)

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The Inquest: “How long is it since anyone in this country died of rabies? A ten year old child is dead, and they don’t even know how she got it!”

At the noisy inquest into the death of Marion Duffy, the schoolgirl who died of rabies, Colin Bradley’s recommendation that every dog within a five mile radius of Silby is destroyed is met with uproar.

Regular Cast: John Paul (Dr. Spencer Quist), John Nolan (Geoff Hardcastle), Joby Blanshard (Colin Bradley)

Guest Cast: Frederick Treves (Dr. Fane), Laurie Webb (Dog Owner), David Spurling (Philips), Judith Furse (Mary Lincoln), Frederick Hall (Pritchard), Jean Marlow (Marge), Robert Cawdron (McAlister), Garry Smith (Harry), Edward Evans (Coroner), George Giles (Policeman)

Writer: Robert Holmes / Director: Lennie Mayne

Airdate: 1 Mar 1971 on BBC1

Series: Doomwatch Season 2 Episode 11

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