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Andromeda Breakthrough, The (BBC 1962, Peter Halliday, Susan Hampshire)

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Andromeda Breakthrough

The Andromeda Breakthrough was a six part scifi drama series broadcast on BBC One in 1962. It was a sequel to the very well regarded A For Andromeda. Once again Peter Halliday starred as John Fleming but this time around Andromeda was played by Susan Hampshire instead of Julie Christie.

In this serial having destroyed the computer from the 1st serial, scientist John Fleming is forced on the run with Andromeda, but he and Madeleine Dawney (Mary Morris) must join forces when a toxic enzyme threatens to destroy the Earth. Walter Gotell, who starred in The Adventures of William Tell, played Prof Neilson.

production details
UK / BBC / 6×45 minute episodes / Broadcast 28 June – 2 August 1962

Writer: Fred Hoyle, John Elliot / Design: Norman Jones / Producer: John Elliot / Directors: John Elliot, John Knight

cast
PETER HALLIDAY as John Fleming
SUSAN HAMPSHIRE as Andromeda
MARY MORRIS as Madeleine Dawney
WALTER GOTELL as Prof Neilson
GEOFFREY LEWIS as Dr Geers
BARRY LINEHAN as Col Salim
DAVID SAIRE as Dr Abu Zeki
ARNOLD YARROW as President