Doctor Who Extended Media Review – Doomwatch Feature Film

Doomwatch was a television show that ran for three seasons in the early 1970s. Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Dr. Spencer Quist they dealt with incidents of pollution and environmental disasters. This film was a 1972 spin-off of the same series.

The waters around a small island community have become exposed to some industrially produced hormones that are affecting them adversely. The main TV stars are not heavily featured but Ian Bannen and Judy Geeson make for interesting protagonists. The scientific basis of the story may not be very based in fact but the actions are well presented in the story. Bannen plays the part of the investigator as a tough no-nonsense hero archetype and Geeson as the concerned school mistress is charming eye candy. Series writers included such Doctor Who luminaries Kit Pedler, Gerry Davis and Louis Marks. 8 out of 10.