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I HAVE A QUISTION - THE PIER USED IN SURVIVAL CODE

On the 22nd October 2010, the "I've got a Quistion" - "Where is the real Pier used in the Season 1 finale Survival Code?" feature, set out to discover the real-life location of the Pier used in the Season 1 finale -  Survival Code. We even had a response from the legendary Robert Powell, who was pretty sure it was Brighton Pier. However, this was not a complete answer to the question and we were left to wonder exactly which Pier, but we were initially satisfied the mystery was solved... 
Well, that was until John Archbold wrote to us when he discovered a letter in the Radio Times from 22nd June 1972, where Terence Dudley is defending his Season 3 script "Fire and Brimstone". In his response to a viewer's letter he mentions the plots of two of Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis stories from Season 1. The latter being Survival Code. In it he states that the story was about an atomic bomb washed up on Hastings Pier and was a will-the bomb-go-off suspense plot. So, we thought we had the answer... Hastings Pier in East Sussex... 
  
At the time, it was upsetting to discover that this Pier was subjected to an arson attack on October 5th 2010, shortly after the Quistion was asked and was unfortunately 95% destroyed and it appeared that Doomwatch had predicted it's real-life destruction. So we all had a bit of a sulk as we thought that the chance to have a holiday snap taken at a Doomwatch location was gone....

Eastbourne Pier
However, the mystery appears to now be finally resolved. Glyn Edwards, who was Terence Dudley's production assistant at the time has suggested it is actually Eastbourne Pier. On investigation, it really does appear to be the correct location! If you compare it to the behind the scenes, special effects shot's, the outer profile appears to match... So Hurrah! Time for a Holiday with my new Camera...

With thanks to John ArchboldScott Burditt, Michael Seely, and Glyn Edwards
for finally solving the mystery.

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