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The Andromeda Anthology: A for Andromeda / The Andromeda Breakthrough [DVD]

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  • Actors: Peter Halliday, Julie Christie, Esmond Knight, Patricia Kneale, Susan Hampshire
  • Writers: John Elliot, Fred Hoyle
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 24 July 2006
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000FPV8IS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,311 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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The first and second series of the classic BBC 1960s sci-fi drama. In 'A For Andromeda', messages from outer space lead a team of scientists to create a highly advanced computer, which gives instructions on how to construct a biological organism known as Andromeda (played by Julie Christie). But scientist John Fleming (Peter Halliday) soon suspects Andromeda of having a deadly secret purpose. Includes the one surviving episode of this series. In the sequel, 'The Andromeda Breakthrough', Fleming escapes with Andromeda (Susan Hampshire) and tries to avoid the government. But when he arrives in a Middle Eastern country called Azaran, he finds a regime keen to use his skills, and to harness Andromeda's uotherwordly abilities. Includes all six episodes.


This three-disc set features the 1961 and 1962 serials A for Andromeda and its sequel The Andromeda Breakthrough, both written by Fred Hoyle and John Elliott.

A for Andromeda sees the construction of an alien-designed computer by scientist Fleming (Peter Halliday). Once built however, the computer secretly kills one of the lab assistants, Christine (Julie Christie), then gives detailed instructions for a new biological organism to be created, which quickly develops into a fully grown woman, alnost identical to Christine, now known as Andromeda. Fleming becomes convinced that the computer is intent on world domination and must be destroyed, but both the British Government and the computer have other ideas....

The Andromeda Breakthrough continues exactly where A for Andromeda left off with all but Julie Christie returning from the original cast, replaced by Susan Hampshire.

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