The Best Episodes of Doomwatch

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2018

Doomwatch is the code name of a semi-secret government department set up to keep an eye on, and try to contain, potentially hazardous scientific research. A highly independent team, headed by the incorruptible Dr Quist, observe the scientists while MI6 observe them. Projecting what could happen if a particular experiment or technology got out of hand, this exciting 1970s drama series is anchored in scientific fact and is frightingly close to reality…

The Plastic Eaters

#1 - The Plastic Eaters

Season 1 - Episode 1

What if a man-made virus with the power to melt all plastic became as infectious as the common cold? When a plane crashes in South America, in quite extrodinary circumstances, it's up to Dr Quist's team to avert further disaster.

star 8.00
4 votes
Writers: Kit Pedler, Gerry Davis
Tomorrow, the Rat

#2 - Tomorrow, the Rat

Season 1 - Episode 4

Genetic engineering? Tampering with nature in a quest to make Superman? The experimentation is still only being carried out on rats, but with dangerous, and deadly results...

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Terence Dudley
Writers: Terence Dudley
Project Sahara

#3 - Project Sahara

Season 1 - Episode 5

The time is fast approaching when a person's entire history - educational, medical, criminal, even financial - may end up as a foot of computer tape in some impenetrable central file. Worse still, a man's future career may depend upon the computer's evaluation. This week the Doomwatch team fall under the baleful eye of a newly established security section.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Jonathan Alwyn
Writers: Gerry Davis
Re-Entry Forbidden

#4 - Re-Entry Forbidden

Season 1 - Episode 6

A new, nuclear-powered rocket is being tested, with the first British astronaut aboard. The smallest error could turn it into a flying nuclear bomb spreading radioactive fallout over a wide area of Europe. And an error does occur.

star 8.00
1 votes
Writers: Don Shaw
The Devil's Sweets

#5 - The Devil's Sweets

Season 1 - Episode 7

Four strangely dressed young ladies wearing a checker board patterned miniskirt and silver tights ambush two City Gents with a tray of sweets which they eagerly sample...

star 8.00
1 votes
Writers: Don Shaw