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|A for Andromeda|
|Title:||A for Andromeda|
|Running time:||45 min.|
|Executive producers:||Michael Hayes|
|Principal cast:||Esmond Knight; Patricia Kneale; Peter Halliday; Noel Johnson; Julie Christie|
|First aired:||October 3rd, 1961|
|Last aired:||November 14th, 1961|
A for Andromeda was a British television program that ran for seven episode from October to November of 1961. Developed by John Elliot and Fred Hoyle, the series took place in the distant future where scientists John Flemming and Dennis Bridger discover a radio signal emanating from the Andromeda Nebula. Decoding the signal, they discover that it is in fact a computer program, which will allow them to create an alien organism, which comes to be known as "Cyclops". A sequel series, The Andromeda Breakthrough, aired in the summer of 1962 and took place a year after the end of the original series. A for Andromeda was re-adapted in 1972 for Italian television RAI under the title A come Andromeda. The series was adapted again in 2006 as a made-for-tv movie. Most of the original series has been lost over the years and only a fifteen-minute clip from "The Face of the Tiger" and a 16mm print of "The Last Mystery" survives. See: A for Andromeda (2006).
|1x1||The Message||October 3rd, 1961|
|1x2||The Machine||October 10th, 1961|
|1x3||The Miracle||October 17th, 1961|
|1x4||The Monster||October 24th, 1961|
|1x5||The Murderer||October 31st, 1961|
|1x6||The Face of the Tiger||November 7th, 1961|
|1x7||The Last Mystery||November 14th, 1961|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- First major acting role for actress Julie Christie.