DR QUIST OF DOOMWATCH
Dr Quist of Doomwatch
POLLUTION in all its forms is causing concern in many quarters — not least of all in a secluded cottage at Buckland, the home of “Mr. Doomwatch” himself, actor John Paul.
Mr. Paul who plays Dr. Quist in the Doomwatch series on television has found that learning the part
and acting out the drama of impending death has made him aware of the dangers of pollution.
He told the Bucks Herald at the weekend: “As a result of playing this part, I now feel very strongly about pollution.It has been brought home to me as a layman, and I can only hope it has the same effect on people who watch the series.”
And the message will be got over to an even wider audience through the film about Doomwatch which is to be screened at the Granada, Aylesbury, from Sunday for seven days.
In it Mr. Paul leads the Doomwatch team in investigating pollution of the sea and some of its dramatic effects. There is a special guest appearance of George Sanders -his last before his
death. Also appearing are Ian Bannen and Judy Geeson. Mr. Paul, who began acting in repertory at the end of World War II after leaving the Army, has been a familiar face on the TV screen since 1954, and has starred in Emergency Ward 10 and Probation Officer.
Having finished recording all 12 episodes in the current Doomwatch series — his third — he has more leisure for thought about what could lie in store for his estimated seven million viewers.
It is not only threats to health that concern him, for, as he travels around the country, he is becoming in-
creasingly aware of visual pollution. ' .
“The countryside is beautiful, but I have noticed several places which have little regard for beauty, and
stand out like sore thumbs. A little camouflage would make all the difference.” he added.
With thanks to James Paul for the Newspaper article
POSTED Saturday, January 21, 2012