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Doomwatch: The Logicians (S2EP12 BBC1 15 Mar 1971, Robin Davies)

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The Logicians: “Logic, in a child, is in many ways superior to that of an adult.”

Industrial spies are blamed for a break-in at Beresford Chemicals in Hampshire. The police have no clues as to how the thieves penetrated the sophisticated electronic security system to steal vital papers, vital to the company according to Managing Director Jack Priestland. Nobody considers his son Malcolm, a mathematical genius taught by computers …

Regular Cast: John Paul (Dr. Spencer Quist), Simon Oates (Dr. John Ridge), John Nolan (Geoff Hardcastle), Jean Trend (Dr. Fay Chantry), Joby Blanshard (Colin Bradley)

Guest Cast: Robin Davies (Malcolm Priestland), Stuart Knee (David Wagstaffe), Peter Duncan (Colin Tredget), Robert Barry Jr. (Richard Whetlor), John Kelland (Withers), Stanley Lebor (Handyman), Noel Johnson (Priestland), Michael Gover (Kelsey),George Selway (CID Sergeant), Irene Prador (Mrs. Grantz)

Writer: Dennis Spooner / Director: David Proudfoot

Airdate: 15 Mar 1971 on BBC1

Series: Doomwatch Season 2 Episode 12

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