Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Doomwatch was a British TV series in 1970, starring Simon Oates and Robert Powell. All about scientists trying to stop the destruction of the environment.

In 1972, it was made into a movie. And, let me say that the Brits have nothing on the Americans when it comes to taking source material and twisting it around until it is unrecognizable.

The movie made a new character, played by actor Ian Bannen the star, and the Doomwatch crew of the TV series, in particular my particular fave Simon Oates (whom American audiences will know better from a couple of villainous roles in The Avengers), were relegated to walk-on roles.

Simon Oates second from right

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