Doomwatch: Winter Angel (1999)
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University lecturer Neil Tannahill is drawn into a sinister conspiracy involving secretly-stored Soviet nuclear waste at a remote British nuclear facility after receiving an enigmatic note from legendary atomic scientist and one-time former head of "Doomwatch" (the infamous Scientific watchdog group of the seventies), Dr Spencer Quist.
Title: Doomwatch: Winter Angel
Release Date: November 14, 2007
All Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 4.7
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Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
Trevor Eve ...Neil Tannahill
Amanda Ooms ...Meg Tannahill
Philip Stone ...Spencer Quist
Dallas Campbell ...Hugo Cox
Allie Byrne ...Teri Riley
Miles Anderson ...Toby Ross
Steve Toussaint ...Luke
Bob Sherman ...Bill Zeiss
Willie Ross ...Mr Fulton
Ben Crompton ...Ewan McAllister
John Vine ...Special Branch Officer
Rob Dixon ...Security Guard
Christian Rodska ...Shaston Driver
Rebecca Lamb ...Plainclothes Woman
Francesca Brown ...Hannah Tannahill
Olivia Hallinan ...Jessica Tannahill
Gillian Barge ...Cheryl
David Gilliam ...Jack Sankey
Jessica Turner ...Minister of Science and Research
Grant Parsons ...Civil Servant
Wolf Kahler ...Director of Ortogene
Chu Omambala ...Roffey
Aliza James ...Susan
Janet Henfrey ...Julie
Ged Simmons ...Police Sgt
Lawrence Elman ...Omasoft Exec. 1
Norman Naudain ...Omasoft Exec. 2
Martin McGlade ...Security Operator 1
John Cording ...Security Operator 2
Gordon Griffin ...Crane Operator
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Peter Lee Wright
- Last TV acting of Philip Stone.
This was the pilot edition of a proposed series of similar-length editions, although costs (a rumoured £1.5 million was spent on "Winter Angel") meant that the future episodes were scrapped. These were to feature storylines based around nanotechnology smuggling, a computer virus with the ability to invade human brains, and protein-based biochips.
The BBC, who made the parent "Doomwatch" (1970) series, turned this pilot down as it was not felt to fit in with their current drama policy; consequently rival UK broadcaster Channel 5 first transmitted it.
The only link to the original BBC series is Dr Spencer Quist, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and nuclear physicist who had been director of the Department of Observation and Measurement of Scientific Work (Doomwatch). He was played by John Paul but as the actor had died in 1995, the character was recast.
Hugo Cox's Angelware computer software is based around the work of William Blake. The operating code "The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God" is one of his Proverbs of Hell from "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" (1790-1793).
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