DOOMWATCH MAN HELD
DR JOHN RIDGE, 38, a member of the controversial Doomwatch team was held for 24 hours today by a 'mystery' Army unit in a remote Yorkshire village.
"Are you saying that anything that comes up out of the ground in this place gets shot?"
The Yorkshire dales on a day threatening rain. A jeep pulls up next to a cave entrance where John Ridge and Geoff Hardcastle meet two brothers, Reggie and Dave, both in wet suits, and some rather expensive pot-holing equipment, the invoice for which they present to the scientists from the government! Ridge is a little shocked! Geoff is going to go into the caves with them. Ridge, on the other hand, opts to stay outside. 'I get claustrophobia on the Piccadilly line!' 'You should try the Bakerloo,' replies Geoff. Ridge expects to see them back within an hour and settles down for a nap back in the Jeep as the weather turns for the worse.
Dr. Spencer Quist
Dr. John Ridge
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The BBC thanks the 7 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers for their co-operation.
21ST DECEMBER 1970
9.50PM - 10.40PM
With thanks to John Archbold for the RADIO TIMES listing and cover