Doomwatch (1970–2016)

The Islanders 

Doomwatch become involved with the inhabitants of a small, secluded island who have been forced to leave for the English mainland and are struggling to survive.


Jonathan Alwyn


Gerry Davis (script editor), Gerry Davis (series devised by) | 2 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
John Paul John Paul ... Dr. Spencer Quist
Simon Oates Simon Oates ... Dr. John Ridge
Joby Blanshard ... Colin Bradley
David Buck David Buck ... Isaac Prentice
Geoffrey Chater ... Mullery
George A. Cooper ... Thomas Prentice
Shelagh Fraser ... Joan Prentice
Geraldine Sherman Geraldine Sherman ... Alice
Robert Sansom Robert Sansom ... Dr. Somerville
George Waring George Waring ... Busby
Rachel Treadgold Rachel Treadgold ... Miss Marshall
Charles Rea Charles Rea ... Inspector
Geoffrey Davion Geoffrey Davion ... Islander
Ian MacKenzie Ian MacKenzie ... Islander
Guy Graham Guy Graham ... Islander (as Guy Grahame)


When the remote Pacific island of St. Simon begins to suffer from dangerous earth tremors, the British government evacuates the two hundred inhabitants and brings them to the safety of mainland Britain. Forced into the bustle of busy life on the mainland, the vast majority of the islanders soon find themselves unable to cope with the modern world, and become objects of curiosity and the butt of jokes. When one of them dies and others get ill, Quist has strong fears about their lack of resistance to colds and flues in mainland Britain. However, Quist later discovers that the food they ate on St. Simon causes early deaths, and the islanders are faced with a decision: should they try and stay in a world they don't understand, or should they face early death by returning to their island home?

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4 January 1971 (UK) See more »

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