A for Andromeda (1961– )
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The Face of the Tiger 

Andromeda is put to work developing a program to enable Britain to intercept orbital missiles which a foreign power is firing over British airspace as a demonstration of power. Using the ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Hayes

Writers:

John Elliot, Fred Hoyle (story)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Maurice Hedley Maurice Hedley ... The Prime Minister
David King David King ... Minister of Defence Burdett
Peter King Peter King ... Newsreader
Esmond Knight ... Professor Ernest Reinhart
Donald Stewart Donald Stewart ... General Vandenberg
Geoffrey Lewis Geoffrey Lewis ... Doctor Geers
Mary Morris ... Professor Madeleine Dawnay
Peter Ducrow Peter Ducrow ... Doctor Hunter
Peter Halliday ... John Fleming
Patricia Kneale Patricia Kneale ... Judy Adamson
Julie Christie ... Andromeda
John Murray Scott John Murray Scott ... Harvey (as John Murray-Scott)
Ken Wynne ... Cluton-Danvers (as Kenneth Wynne)
Forster Norris Forster Norris ... BBC Interviewer
Ernest Hare Ernest Hare ... Minister of Science Ratcliff
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Storyline

Andromeda is put to work developing a program to enable Britain to intercept orbital missiles which a foreign power is firing over British airspace as a demonstration of power. Using the missiles designed by Andromeda, they are successful in destroying one of the missiles. The Government is now determined to make full use of Andromeda, not just for defence but also to aid industry. Fleming continues to make trouble and has his access to the computer revoked. He is horrified to discover that the Government has made a trade deal with Kaufmann and Intel for the rights to a new enzyme that Andromeda has developed that heals injured cells. By this stage, Dawnay is also beginning to have doubts about Andromeda - she agrees to aid Fleming by entering a program into the computer to convince it Andromeda is dead. The program is quickly discovered and reversed by Andromeda. However, the computer soon exacts its revenge - it corrupts the formula for the enzyme, making Dawnay and her assistants ... Written by GusF

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Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1961 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode takes place in 1971. See more »

Soundtracks

The Chemistry of Madness: Benzedrine
Composed by Ronald Binge
Performed by The Crawford Light Orchestra
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