The online BBC Archive is a wonderful place. One of the gems uploaded is a two page document detailing the requirement of Saturday teatime sci-fi drama which details the beginnings of an idea that eventually formed as Doctor Who. Within this document from 29th March 1963C.E. Webber provides details of another series he'd like to see called "The Troubleshooters" which was never produced. It shares more than a nod to Doomwatch.
They are a kind of firm which does not exist at present, being an extension of today's industrial consultant into the scientific era. We are in a time which is not specified but which is felt to be just a bit ahead of the present; but the wonder is introduced into today’s environment. You can check it out here