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Doomwatch: You Killed Toby Wren (S2EP1 BBC1 14 Dec 1970, Edward Underdown)

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You Killed Toby Wren: “I’d say Quist’s goose is cooked: in fact I’d say it’s positively overdone!”

Toby Wren has been killed trying to defuse the device at Byfield Regis pier. Quist, riddled by self-doubt, turns to a psychiatrist for help to face the tribunal ahead, and fires Ridge who turns against him. It is left to Ridge to listen to Geoff Hardcastle when he arrives at the office with terrifying news about Professor Hayland’s genetic experiments.

Regular Cast: John Paul (Dr. Spencer Quist), Simon Oates (Dr. John Ridge), John Nolan (Geoff Hardcastle), Joby Blanshard (Colin Bradley), Vivien Sherrard (Barbara Mason)

Guest Cast: John Barron (Minister), Donald Morley (Air Commodore Parks), Edward Underdown (Chairman of Tribunal), Macdonald Hobley (Permanent Secretary) with Robert Powell (Tobias Wren), Edwin Brown (Len White), David St. John (First Man on Pier), Margie Young (Barmaid), Elizabeth Weaver (Dr. Anne Tarrant), Shirley Dixon (Dr. Judith Lennox), Tommy Godfrey (Sam Billings), Robert Gillespie (Dr. Warren), Graham Leaman (Professor Eric Hayland)

Writer: Terence Dudley / Director: Terence Dudley

Airdate: 14 Dec 1970 on BBC1

Series: Doomwatch Season 2 Episode 1

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