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27 - Fire and Brimstone

Original title : Fire and Brimstone
First Aired : 05.06.1972 (UK)
Director : Terence Dudley
Writing credits : Terence Dudley
Cast : Henry Knowles (Dr. Richard Poole), Frank Singuineau (Chemist), Talfryn Thomas (Warren), Jonathan Pryce (Police Constable), David Waterman (Police Constable), Eric Longworth (Prison Officer Clarke), Caroline Rogers (Julie), Michael Elwyn (Duncan), John Drake (Police Sergeant), Marcelle Samett (Bystander), Julia Hand (Bystander), John Berryman (Reporter), Clifford Cox (Radio Operator)

The Story : Dr. Ridge steals phials of anthrax and threatens to destroy humanity unless the governments of the world agree to meet his anti-pollution agenda.

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28 - High Mountain

Original title : High Mountain
First Aired : 12.06.1972 (UK)
Director : Lennie Mayne
Writing credits : Martin Worth
Cast : Betty Cardno (Mrs. Bell), Moultrie Kelsall (Drummond), Ian Elliot (Manservant), Kedd Senton (Barman), John Scott (Cowley), Ronald Hines (Ian Drummond), David Grahame (Gillie)

The Story : The futire of Doomwatch is re-assessed in light of the Ridge incident. Quist is offered a power and wealth on condition that he stop his investigations into disocyanate.

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29 - Say Knife, Fat Man

Original title : Say Knife, Fat Man
First Aired : 19.06.1972 (UK)
Director : Eric Hills
Writing credits : Martin Worth
Cast : Maria O'Brien (Susan), Adrian Wright (David), Hugh Ross (Ian), Geoffrey Palmer (Chief Supt. Mallory), Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah), Peter Halliday (Rafael), Leslie Schofield (Harry), Anthony Andres (Carlos), Peter King (Eddie), Sean Lynch (Williams), Hugh Cross (Professor Holman), Alan Hockey (Lawson), Paul Seed (Michael)

The Story : Some student activists break into a plutonium base and use stolen rods to construct their own atomic bomb.

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30 - Waiting for a Knighthood

Original title : Waiting for a Knighthood
First Aired : 26.06.1972 (UK)
Director : Pennant Roberts
Writing credits : Terence Dudley
Cast : Don McKillop (Det.-Chief Inspector , Logan), Noelle Middleton (Mrs. Duncan-Foster), Anthony Edwards (Mike), Frederick Jaeger (Richard Messingham), Bruce Purchase (Norman Sylvester), Margaret John (Mrs. Simpson), Julie Neubert (Josie), Stephen Dudley (Stephen Massingham), Ann Firbank (Peggy Massingham), Anthony Oliver (The Rev. Frank , Simpson), Gwen Watford (Joan Sylvester)

The Story : Dr. Ridge suspects that lead poisoning from the paint stored in his garage affected his mind, leading to his recent actions. A man affected in similar fashion kidnaps the minister's son.

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31 - Without the Bomb

Original title : Without the Bomb
First Aired : 03.07.1972 (UK)
Director : Darrol Blake
Writing credits : Roger Parkes
Cast : Trevor T. Smith (Young Man), Kenneth Gardiner (Reporter), Michael Montgomery (TV Reporter), Marcelle Samett (Female Reporter), Sally Anne Marlowe (Amanda Fulton), John Gregg (Roger Halls), Brian Peck (Dr. James Fulton), Antonia Pemberton (Mrs. Joan Fulton), Charles Hodgson (Harry Brooke), Katherine Kath (Lady Holroyd), Penny Dixon (Young Woman), Kenneth Benda (Clive Hughes)

The Story : Quist and Bradley investigate the effect of pheromones following the launch of a new brand of lipstick that uses them to make the wearer irresistible to men.

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32 - Hair Trigger

Original title : Hair Trigger
First Aired : 10.07.1972 (UK)
Director : Quentin Lawrence
Writing credits : Brian Hayles
Cast : Barry Jackson (Dr. McEwan), Morris Perry (Prof. Hetherington), Dan Caulfield (Policeman), Victor Platt (Police Inspector), Gillian Lewis (Emily), Pamela Saire (Miss Abrahams), Michael Hawkins (Beavis), Damon Sanders (Robbie)

The Story : Dr. Tarrant visits a research unit where temporal lobotomies are used to treat patients with personality disorders and epilepsy.

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33 - Deadly Dangerous Tomorrow

Original title : Deadly Dangerous Tomorrow
First Aired : 17.07.1972 (UK)
Director : Darrol Blake
Writing credits : Martin Worth
Cast : Talib Shamshi (Indian Family Member), Madhav Sharma (Hanif Khan), Michael Elwyn (Duncan), Ahmad Nagi (Indian Family Member), Farhat Shamshi (Indian Family Member), Renu Setna (His Excellency), Cec Linder (Senator Connell), Rahat Shamshi (Indian Family Member), Lorna Lewis (Miss Brandon), Maria O'Brien (Susan), Marc Zuber (Reporter), Bill Ward (Reporter), John Wyman (Reporter)

The Story : Dr. Ridge flies a family from India to London in a stunt to warn about the dangerous side effects of DDT, but one of them has malaria.

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34 - Enquiry

Original title : Enquiry
First Aired : 24.07.1972 (UK)
Director : Quentin Lawrence, Pennant Roberts
Writing credits : Ian Curteis, John Gould (II)
Cast : James Ottaway (Mr. Clark), Ann Curthoys (Susan Lewis), Barrie Cookson (Colonel Jones), Eddie Doyle (Dr. O'Dell), Margaret Ashcroft (Dr. Margery Becker), Michael Forrest (Dr. Evans), Malcolm Johns (Tractor Driver), Jack Tweddle (Mike Clark), Michael Keating (Stephen Grigg)

The Story : Drs Quist and Tarrant are alerted to the potential dangers of a laboratory developing new weapons for the military, and a new nerve gas that might not be kept under secure enough conditions.

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35 - Flood

Original title : Flood
First Aired : 31.07.1972 (UK)
Director : Quentin Lawrence
Writing credits : Ian Curteis
Cast : Patrick Jordan (Lt.-Cmdr. Morrison), Michael Lees (Ministry of Defence Man), Robert Raglan (General), Derek Benfield (Dr. Ridley), Wensley Pithey (Ericson), David Landon (Assistant), Raymond Mason (Critchley), Tim Nicholls (BBC Reporter), Robert James (GLC Man)

The Story : Quist is concerned that the Thames might overflow and flood London.

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36 - Cause of Death

Original title : Cause of Death
First Aired : 07.08.1972 (UK)
Director : Lennie Mayne
Writing credits : Louis Marks
Cast : Nicholas Courtney (Phillip), Ann Lee (Laboratory Assistant), Patsy Trench (Second Sister), Maria O'Brien (Susan), John Lee (Dr. Cordell), Margaret Ford (First Sister), Graham Leaman (Wilfrid Ridge)

The Story : Dr. Ridge's father dies while in the care of Dr. Cordell, an advocate for the euthanasia of geriatric patients.

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37 - The Killer Dolphins

Original title : The Killer Dolphins
First Aired : 14.08.1972 (UK)
Director : Darrol Blake
Writing credits : Roy Russell
Cast : Angelo Infanti (Professor Fillippo Balbo), Bruno Barnabe (Cavalli), Frank Duncan (Commodore Aylward), Richardson Morgan (Bill Mazaro), Viviane Ventura (Paola Maria Totti), Rita Giovannini (Guila), Maria O'Brien (Susan)

The Story : The U.S. Navy is training dolphins to attach explosives to the hulls of ships, and to kill.

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38 - Sex and Violence

Original title : Sex and Violence
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Director : Darrol Blake
Writing credits : Stewart Douglass
Cast : John Hood (Steward), Paul Nemeer (Steward), Donald Eccles (Lord Purvis), Bernard Horsfall (Steven Granger), Llewellyn Rees (The Rev. Garrison), Christopher Chittell (Dick Burns), Richard Vanstone (Steward), Sebastian Graham-Jones (Young Man), Nicholas Selby (Arthur Ballantyne), Angela Crow (Mrs. Hastings), Noël Dyson (Mrs. Angela Cressy), Brian Wilde (Prof. Fairbairn), Queenie Watts (Demonstrator), June Brown (Mrs. Catchpole)

The Story : Dr. Tarrant join a commission headed by Lord Purvis to review the laws on sex and violence need tightening in light of calls for a return to decency.

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