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14 - You Killed Toby Wren

Original title : You Killed Toby Wren
First Aired : 14.12.1970 (UK)
Director : Terence Dudley
Writing credits : Terence Dudley
Cast : MacDonald Hobley (Permanent , Secretary), Margie Young (Barmaid), Elizabeth Weaver (Dr. Anne Tarrant), Tommy Godfrey (Sam Billings), Robert Gillespie (Dr. Warren), Donald Morley (Air Commodore Parks), Graham Leaman (Professor Eric , Hayland), David St. John (First Man on Pier), Edwin Brown (Len White), Edward Underdown (Chairman of , Tribunal), John Barron (Minister), Robert Powell (Toby Wren), Shirley Dixon (Dr. Judith Lennox)

The Story : Quist is racked by self-doubt following the death of Toby Wren and turns to a psychiatrist for help in advance of a hearing. Geoff Hardcastle comes to the office with terrifying news about Prof. Hayland's genetic experiments

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15 - Invasion

Original title : Invasion
First Aired : 21.12.1970 (UK)
Director : Jonathan Alwyn
Writing credits : Martin Worth
Cast : Simon Cain (Soldier), Peter Welch (Tom Hedley), Leslie Meadows (Reggie), Geoffrey Palmer (Major Sims), Bill Straiton (Sergeant), Kim Butcher (Child), Joyce Windsor (Mrs. Hunter), Anthony Sagar (Sgt. Harris), Arthur Bough (Sandy Larch), Victor Platt (Joe Bates), David Lincoln (Dave), Barrie Cookson (Wilson), Sheila Raynor (Mrs. Smith), Michael Elwyn (Duncan)

The Story : Dr. Ridge investigates the disappearance of two boys who had been exploring caves. An army unit evacuated all the locals following the leak of chemical weapons into the water supply.

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16 - The Islanders

Original title : The Islanders
First Aired : 04.01.1971 (UK)
Director : Jonathan Alwyn
Writing credits : Louis Marks
Cast : Geoffrey Davison (Islander), Shelagh Fraser (Joan), George A. Cooper (Thomas), George Waring (Busby), David Buck (Isaac), Guy Graham (Islander), Ian MacKenzie (Islander), Charles Rea (Inspector), Geraldine Sherman (Alice), Geoffrey Chater (Mullery), Rachel Treadgold (Miss Marshall), Robert Sansom (Dr Somerville)

The Story : The Doomwatch team becomes involved with a group of 200 islanders who arrive in Britain after being evacuated from their Pacific island home to avoid an impending earthquake. But all is not as it seems.

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17 - No Room for Error

Original title : No Room for Error
First Aired : 11.01.1971 (UK)
Director : Darrol Blake
Writing credits : Roger Parkes
Cast : Angus MacKay (Professor Lewin), Anthony Ainley (Senior House Officer), Norman Scace (Elliott), Freda Dowie (Hilda), Michael Culver (Minister's P.P.S.), Anthony Sharp (Dr. Ian Phelps), John Wood (I) (Nigel Waring), Sheila Grant (Gillian Blake)

The Story : Dr. Fay Chantry approaches the team with concerns that some children may have died from the use of the wonder drug Stellamycin.

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18 - By the Pricking of My Thumbs...

Original title : By the Pricking of My Thumbs...
First Aired : 18.01.1971 (UK)
Director : Eric Hills
Writing credits : Robin Chapman
Cast : Patsy Byrne (Mary Franklin), Sally Thomsett (Judy Franklin), Julie May (Woman Shopper), Patrick Milner (Airport Policeman), Olaf Pooley (Ensor), Paula Smith (II) (Ground Hostess), David Jarrett (Avery), Robert Yetzes (Painton), David Janson (MacPherson), Bernard Hepton (Oscar Franklin), Martin Howells (Jenkins), Barry Stokes (Stephen Franklin), Colin Jeavons (Botting)

The Story : A journalist claims that his sixteen-year-old son was expelled from school because of an obscure genetic defect - an extra Y chromosome - detected in a blood test by a scientist, Ensor.

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19 - The Iron Doctor

Original title : The Iron Doctor
First Aired : 25.01.1971 (UK)
Director : Joan Kemp-Welch
Writing credits : Brian Hayles
Cast : Harold Bennett (George), Raymond Young (Mr. Tearson), Jeanie James (Second Nurse), Paul Nemeer (Doctor), Ron Ely (Visitor), Clive Rogers (Visitor), Joyce Freeman (Visitor), Barry Foster (Dr. Carson), James Maxwell (Dr. Whittaker), Keith Grenville (Dr. Godfrey), Gloria Connell (Duty Nurse), Frederick Schiller (Mr. Faber), Amanda Walker (Sister Trewin), Frank Littlewood (Mr. Kemp)

The Story : A doctor tells the team that a patient in his intensive care unit died when a modified 20/90 computer decided to stop treatment.

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20 - Flight into Yesterday

Original title : Flight into Yesterday
First Aired : 01.02.1971 (UK)
Director : Darrol Blake
Writing credits : Martin Worth
Cast : John Barron (Minister), Steve Preston (Reporter), Bill Bailey (II) (Reporter), Penny Service (Flight Attendant), Mary Loughran (Flight Attendant), Jennifer Wilson (Miss Wills), John Quarmby (Secretary), Robert Urquhart (Ainslie), Desmond Llewelyn (Thompson), Michael Elwyn (Duncan)

The Story : Quist is due to address a major ecological conference in Los Angeles when he is recalled to London by the Minister, and replaced as head of Doomwatch.

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21 - The Web of Fear

Original title : The Web of Fear
First Aired : 08.02.1971 (UK)
Director : Eric Hills
Writing credits : Gerry Davis
Cast : John Savident (Minister), Desmond Cullum-Jones (Patterson), Anthony Newlands (Dr. George), Stephanie Bidmead (Janine), John Lee (Jenson), Walter Horsbrugh (Dr. Seaton), Glyn Owen (Griffiths), Michael Elwyn (Duncan)

The Story : The team investigates the outbreak of yellow fever on the Scilly Isles and suspects that an experiment into vaccines has got out of control.

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22 - In the Dark

Original title : In the Dark
First Aired : 15.02.1971 (UK)
Director : Lennie Mayne
Writing credits : John Gould
Cast : Alethea Charlton (Flora Seton), Patrick Troughton (McArthur), Joseph Greig (Dr. Jackson), Michael Ellison (Naval Officer), David Purcell (Journalist), Jane Dore (Receptionist), Simon Lack (Andrew Seton)

The Story : Quist goes to the coast to investigate the dumping of mustard gas into the sea during World War II. He looks up an old friend and finds that he is on life support.

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23 - The Human Time Bomb

Original title : The Human Time Bomb
First Aired : 22.02.1971 (UK)
Director : Joan Kemp-Welch
Writing credits : Louis Marks
Cast : Joan Phillips (Mrs. Hetherington), Talfryn Thomas (Hetherington), Philip Bond (Inspector Drew), Tom Collister (Man in Lift), Kevin Brennan (I) (Sir Billy Langley), Roddy McMillan (Scobie), Ray Armstrong (Donovan), Gloria Connell (Policewoman), Ursula Hirst (Mrs. Frank), Doreen Andrew (Mrs. Scobie), John Quayle (Cavendish), Laurence Bulaitis (Laurence), Patrick Godfrey (Grant)

The Story : A property millionaire calls for the building of more tower blocks, while Dr. Fay Chantry learns about the urban neurosis associated with high rise living.

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24 - The Inquest

Original title : The Inquest
First Aired : 01.03.1971 (UK)
Director : Lennie Mayne
Writing credits : Robert Holmes
Cast : Frederick Hall (Pritchard), Robert Cawdron (McAlister), George Giles (Policeman), Garry Smith (Harry), Jean Marlow (Marge), Judith Furse (Mary Lincoln), David Spurling (Philips), Laurie Webb (Dog Owner), Frederick Treves (Dr. Fane), Edward Evans (Coroner)

The Story : There is uproar at the inquest into the death of a schoolgirl who died of rabies when Colin Bradley recommends that every dog within a five-mile radius of the town be destroyed.

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25 - The Logicians

Original title : The Logicians
First Aired : 15.03.1971 (UK)
Director : David Sullivan Proudfoot
Writing credits : Dennis Spooner
Cast : Robin Davies (Malcolm Priestland), Irene Prador (Mrs. Grantz), George Selway (CID Sergeant), Michael Gover (Kelsey), Stanley Lebor (Handyman), John Kelland (Withers), Robert Barry Junior (Richard Whetlor), Peter Duncan (Colin Tredget), Stuart Knee (David Wagstaffe), Noël Johnson (Priestland)

The Story : Industrial spies are blamed for a break-in at a chemicals company. The managing director's son Malcolm, a mathematical genius taught by computers, may have some insights.

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26 - Public Enemy

Original title : Public Enemy
First Aired : 22.03.1971 (UK)
Director : Lennie Mayne
Writing credits : Patrick Alexander
Cast : Derek Benfield (Arnold Payne), Bill Weston (Nicholls), Norman Florence (Donovan), Frances Pidgeon (Secretary), Glyn Houston (Gerald Marlowe), Roy Purcell (Dr. Barton), Barbara Bolton (Mrs. Jones), Rhoda Lewis (Mrs. Freeman), John Trayhorn (Jimmy Brookes), Terry Bale (Walsh), Trevor Bannister (Lewis), Michael Elwyn (Duncan)

The Story : The team investigates pollution from a new chemical process at a factory when two locals have their lungs damaged, but the workforce is concerned about their jobs.

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