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DOOMWATCH - RECONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Robert Powell in Sam's Arcade - Doomwatch Survival Code
As mentioned on an earlier news item, the missing DOOMWATCH episode Survival Code, that closed Season 1 (ep.13) is currently being reconstructed into a new full cast audio production by Bandril Productions

This totally unofficial and free to air version of Survival Code will be made available on this site as soon as it is completed. The TV version may be lost forever but working from the surviving Camera Script (which in itself would have differed slightly from the transmitted version) a new version has been adapted by Bandril Productions. The story is unusually low on scientific content but high on drama and tension, and is the last in which Robert Powell appears as Toby Wren.

The original actors who portrayed Sam Billings (left),Toni Harker (centre) and Geoff Harker (right)
The next season's story deals with the repercussions of the events in Survival Code and has a very brief re-cap of the last few minutes which is the only surviving material, presented in the Youtube clip below (not our upload).

***PLEASE DO NOT WATCH THE FOLLOWING IF YOU DON'T WANT THE END OF SURVIVAL CODE TO BE SPOILED****

The audio drama of Survival Code will feature a totally new cast playing the characters listed below. As many original photographs as possible from the production have been used.

Dr. Spencer Quist
Dr. John Ridge (picture from Season 2)

Tobias Wren

 Colin Bradley
Dr. Ridge (left) Colin Bradley (right)

Pat Hunnisett (Doomwatch's Secretary)

Air Commodore Parks  - in uniform  (picture taken from Series 2) 
Air Commodore Parks  - not in uniform (picture taken from Series 2)
A short clip of actor Colin Rix playing Air Commodore Parks from the following story "You Killed Toby Wren" - (which exists in full in the BBC archives) can be found on the Youtube clip above...
Wing Commander played by Colin Rix - (pictured from Upstairs Downstairs)
More pictures of Colin Rix here :- 
http://www.britmovie.co.uk/forums/actors-actresses/107460-getting-know-you.html

Geoff Harker (picture from the film Cathy Comes Home) Geoff is the Son in law of Sam Billings, played by Ray Brooks - married to Toni Harker
Toni Harker (Geoff's Wife) - picture taken from What's to become of Us? 1975 Toni is the Wife of Geoff Harker - (Age 22) and Sam Billings daughter in law
Stephanie Turner originally wasplayed Toni Harker. Her appearance in The Hello Girls can be found on Youtube here

Sam Billings
Owner of Sam's Arcades on the Byfield Regis Pier. To get an idea of what the original character was like, a clip featuring Sam Billings played by actor Tommy Godfrey from the following story "You Killed Toby Wren" can be found on Youtube here

Commander Sefton

 

The Minister
A short clip of The Minister as played by Hamilton Dyce is above (taken from his appearance Tomorrow, the Rat) is above and available on Youtube here

Len White
Chief Supt. Charles (played by John Dawson - picture from Man who Haunted Himself)

1st Man on the Pier  (speaking to Toby underneath the Pier's floorboards)


Above, is a short Youtube clip of part of episode 1 of Doomwatch The Plastic Eaters (not our upload) that gives you an idea of what the main characters sound like. In the video are Doomwatch regulars Dr. Quist, John Ridge, Toby Wren, Colin Bradley and Pat Hunnisett. After the credits role, Air Commodore Parks features in this clip shortly after the scene with The Minister.

INCIDENTAL MUSIC
It is not known if there was any incidental music for Survival Code but as this is a new production, a score will be composed by Tony Diana

BEHIND THE SCENES - SURVIVAL CODE
***PLEASE DO NOT WATCH THE FOLLOWING IF YOU DON'T WANT THE END OF SURVIVAL CODE TO BE SPOILED****



A view of the Pier from the Pier Office
Entrance to the Amusement Arcade
Weapons Team Arrive on the scene...
Pier Office
1st Man on the Pier speaking to Toby underneath the Pier's floorboards
Counter on the Bomb
Toby Wren in a panic
Bomb Mechanism
Dr Quist with Broken Arm
Dr. Ridge
Dr. Quist

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