Doomwatch (1970–2016)
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Public Enemy 

A young boy dies while attempting to retrieve a ball from a high roof, but the cause of his death is not from falling. Doomwatch investigate.

Director:

Lennie Mayne

Writers:

Patrick Alexander, Gerry Davis (series devised by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Paul John Paul ... Dr. Spencer Quist
Simon Oates Simon Oates ... Dr. John Ridge
John Nolan ... Geoff Hardcastle
Jean Trend Jean Trend ... Dr. Fay Chantry
Joby Blanshard ... Colin Bradley
Vivien Sherrard Vivien Sherrard ... Barbara Mason
Trevor Bannister ... Dr. Anthony Lewis
Glyn Houston ... Gerald Marlowe
Derek Benfield ... Arnold Payne
Roy Purcell Roy Purcell ... Dr. Barton
Norman Florence ... Joe Donovan
Michael Elwyn ... Richard Duncan
Rhoda Lewis ... Mrs. Freeman
Barbara Bolton Barbara Bolton ... Mrs. Jones
Terry Bale Terry Bale ... Tom Walsh
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Storyline

When a boy named Jimmy tries to retrieve his football from the roof of the Carlingham Alloys factory, he collapses and later dies in hospital. An inquest reveals that his lungs burnt out as a result of Beryllium poisoning. The highly unusual circumstances of Jimmy's death leads to Doomwatch investigating the factory, where a new alloy process is being developed. Then one of the workers named Nicholls dies from a high fall after also getting Beryllium poisoning. Quist then starts making health and safety recommendations for the factory costing many thousands of pounds, causing the International company to shut their Carlingham factory down and move production to their Leicester factory, much to the locals disagreement and anger. Both management and the workforce become increasingly angry about the Doomwatch investigation, which they see as a threat to their profits, ambitions, expansion plans and jobs.

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Genres:

Sci-Fi | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1971 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

Frances Pidgeon was married to the director Lennie Mayne. See more »

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Exclusive Blend
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Composed by Keith Mansfield
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