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Doomwatch: Without the Bomb (S3EP5 BBC1 3 Jul 1972, Brian Peck)

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Without the Bomb: “… free will is an illusion. We must manipulate man’s behaviour on the pretext of ensuring his survival.”

A new brand of lipstick is launched on the market, one using pheromones as an aphrodisiac to make the wearer compulsive to men. Quist and Bradley investigate the effect that pheromones can have on the behaviour of a person, for good and for bad, and its ethical implications.

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

Guest Cast: Brian Peck (Dr. James Fulton), Antonia Pemberton (Mrs. Joan Fulton), Charles Hodgson (Harry Brooke), Kenneth Benda (Clive Hughes), Katherine Kath (Lady Holroyd); Penny Dixon, Trevor T. Smith (Young Couple), Kenneth Gardiner (Reporter), Michael Montgomery (TV Reporter), Marcelle Samett (Female Reporter), Sally Anne Marlowe (Amanda Fulton), John Gregg (Roger Halls)

Writer: Roger Parkes / Director: Darrol Blake

Airdate: 3 Jul 1972 on BBC1

Series: Doomwatch Season 3 Episode 5

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