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The Omega Factor 

A covert branch of British Intelligence is assigned to investigate the strange, the supernatural, the...'Omega Factor'.

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Jack Gerson
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Series cast summary:
James Hazeldine ...  Tom Crane 10 episodes, 1979
Louise Jameson ...  Anne Reynolds 10 episodes, 1979
John Carlisle John Carlisle ...  Roy Martindale 10 episodes, 1979
Brown Derby ...  Andrew Scott-Erskine 7 episodes, 1979
Nicholas Coppin Nicholas Coppin ...  Michael Crane 5 episodes, 1979
Natasha Gerson Natasha Gerson ...  Morag 5 episodes, 1979
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Department 7 is a secret branch of British government dedicated to investigating the supernatural. Its team of experts, led by Roy Martindale and Dr. Anne Reynolds, find themselves teamed with journalist Tom Crane, who is investigating similar cases for his newspaper. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

13 June 1979 (UK) See more »

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(10 episodes)

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Color
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Natasha Gerson auditioned under an assumed name, so that the casting director would not realise that she was the daughter of creator Jack Gerson. See more »

Quotes

Tom Crane: [to Roy Martindale] I have a long memory and no-one's going to take that away.
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Featured in Inside 'The Omega Factor' (2005) See more »

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truly disturbing TV
6 December 2004 | by spamtrap1-1See all my reviews

Saw this when it was first broadcast (when I was 12) and I found it truly disturbing. I don't think the BBC ever repeated this but it was a show which has lingered in my memory ever since. It built up quite nicely and the use of urban locations added a certain realism to the whole proceedings.

The story revolved around investigations into a number of paranormal incidents which are eventually revealed as part of a satisfying over-arching conspiracy - with a lot more plot coherence than, say, the X files or Millennium.

I would be very interested in getting this on DVD - even if it was only to compare the reality to my hazy memories.


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