The Omega Factor

The Omega Factor

There is a highly-secret government organisation called Department 7. Its existence is known only to the Prime Minister and some members of the Cabinet. Its brief is to investigate the Supernatural - to discover the Omega Factor. Journalist Tom Crane has been given the same brief by a Sunday newspaper and suddenly finds himself confronting inexplicable and even terrifying situations.

EpisodeTitleWriterDate
01The Undiscovered CountryJack Gerson13th June 1979
02VisitationsEric MacDonald20th June 1979
03Night GamesNick McCarthy27th June 1979
04After-ImageSean Hignett4th July 1979
05Powers of DarknessAnthony Read11th July 1979
06Child's PlayTom Wright18th July 1979
07St Anthony's FireEric MacDonald25th July 1979
08Out of Body, Out of MindAnthony Read1st August 1979
09Double VisionSean Hignett8th August 1979
10IllusionsJack Gerson15th August 1979

The Undiscovered Country
Tom Crane goes to Edinburgh in search of an occult practioner, only to find the center of the devious schemes of others.
cast
James Hazeldine as Tom Crane
Louise Jameson as Anne Reynolds
John Carlise as Roy Martindale
Cyril Luckham as Edward Drexel
Colin Douglas as Alfred Oliphant
Brown Derby as Andrew Scott-Erskine
Joanna Tope as Julia Crane
Nicholas Coppin as Michael Crane
Raymond Ross as Harry Gilchrist
Dennis Agnew as Alistair
Natasha Gerson as Morag

Visitations
Tom becomes the guinea pig in an investigation which leads him, and the research team, to a house where they find more than they bargained for.
cast
James Hazeldine as Tom Crane
Louise Jameson as Anne Reynolds
John Carlise as Roy Martindale
Nicholas Coppin as Michael Crane
Paul Young as Frank
Alec Heggie as Mitch McRae
Martin Cochrane as Doctor
Sheila Latimer as Mrs Marshall
David Bannerman as Andrew
Jake D'Arcy as Paul
Bill Riddoch as Robbie
Mary Anne Reid as Sister
Jay Smith as Dave
Natasha Gerson as Morag
Joanna Tope as Julia
Sheila Duffy as voices

Night Games
A secret military exercise that ends in disaster, frightened villagers and his brother found wandering on a hillside sends Tom in search of an old enemy.
cast
James Hazeldine as Tom Crane
Louise Jameson as Anne Reynolds
John Carlise as Roy Martindale
Brown Derby as Andrew Scott-Erskine
Nicholas Coppin as Michael Crane
Tony Hagarth as Corporal clerk
Tim Barlow as Brigadier
Christopher Frederick as Captain Andrews
James Kennedy as Major Phillips
John Casey as Barnsley
Ian Lambton as Doctor
John Butterly as Boy
Daniel Foley as Hillwalker
Robert Carr as Vet
Monica Brady as Woman
Ron Paterson as Minister
Paul Barnard as Corporal
Jim Boyce as Sergeant
Craig Ross a s Guard
Natasha Gerson as Morag

After-Image
Anne leaves Edinburgh and Tom sets out to find her; but there are several other interested parties behind him.
cast
James Hazeldine as Tom Crane
Louise Jameson as Anne Reynolds
John Carlise as Roy Martindale
Cyril Luckham as Drexel
Brown Derby as Andrew Scott-Erskines
Bruce Boa as Masson
Joanna Tope as Julia
Natasha Gerson as Morag
David Peate as Norton
Charles Jamieson as Shea
Bill Dennistoun as Stationmaster
Ray Jeffries as Steward
Keith Bratt as Curtis

Powers of Darkness
A group of students and a ouija board involves Tom in a situation which has terrifying consequences.
cast
James Hazeldine as Tom Crane
Louise Jameson as Anne Reynolds
John Carlise as Roy Martindale
Maggie James as Jenny
Simon Tait as Gavin
Nicholas Coppin as Michael Crane
Desi Angus as Alison
Ian Neville as Ian
Ian Lambton as Doctor
Jimmy Yuill as Nurse
Natasha Gerson as Moragn
Jim Gibb as Demon

Child's Play
a boy is suspended from school for vandalism. When the boy shows he has abilities that could have destructive consquences, Martindale becomes interested. so does someone else.
cast
James Hazeldine as Tom Crane
Louise Jameson as Anne Reynolds
John Carlise as Roy Martindale
Brown Derby as Andrew Scott-Erskine
Max Harris as Colin Muirhead
Mureen Morris as Karen Muirhead
Martin Heller as Man
Terry Forrestal as Chauffer

St Anthony's Fire
The sudden death of two friends involves Tom with a botanical research unit on a lonely island.
cast
James Hazeldine as Tom Crane
Louise Jameson as Anne Reynolds
John Carlise as Roy Martindale
William Wilde as Graham Hobb
Jean Gilpin as Sarah Ashley
Victor Carin as Kellerman
Robert Trotter
Doctor Nelson
Alec Monteath as Sgt Patterson
Sheila Latimer as Mrs Coleman
Michael Mackenzie as Bob MacKenkie
Mary Riggans as Jean MacKenzie
Dave Anderson as Dan
Iain Lauchlan as Norrie
Jeff Norton as Bill

Out of Body, Out of Mind
Michael has been discharged from hospital but seems to be suffering from strange dreams. Tom confides his fears to Scott-Erskine
cast
James Hazeldine as Tom Crane
Louise Jameson as Anne Reynolds
John Carlise as Roy Martindale
Brown Derby as Andrew Scott-Erskine
Nicholas Coppin as Michael Crane
Loftus Burton as Hamish Mboto
Gary Raymond as Townsend
Jill Fenner as Jane Welling
Charles Lloyd Pack as Sir Willoughby

Double Vision
Tom Begins to have doubts about Julia's death. Is she still working for the department or is someone out to get him?
cast
James Hazeldine as Tom Crane
Louise Jameson as Anne Reynolds
John Carlise as Roy Martindale
Brown Derby as Andrew Scott-Erskine
Phillip Locke as Vashrevsky
Joanna Tope as Julia
James Fleet as Ian
Derek Anders as Cemetery superintendent
Chris Connor as Waxworks attendant

Illusions
Dr Karl Bruckner has been brought over from East Germany to work for the department and finds himself the centre of a power struggle.
cast
James Hazeldine as Tom Crane
Louise Jameson as Anne Reynolds
John Carlise as Roy Martindale
Brown Derby as Andrew Scott-Erskine
Frederick Jaeger as Raglan
Edith MacArthur as Mrs Arden
John Gabriel as Dr Karl Bruckner
Paul Kermuck as Watson
Raymond Boyd as Rossiter
Willie Joss as Night clerk
John Young as Man in Whitehall


PRODUCTION CREDITS
Series created by Jack Gerson
Music composed by Anthony Isaac
Lighting David Ogle
Script-editor Maggie Allen
Director George Gallaccio

BOOK
The Omega Factor by Jack Gerson [1979]
The Omega Factor is a stunning new thriller based on a BBC-1 TV series, which explores the eerie world of the occult and the paranormal.
the Omega Factor is about the mysteries behind the seeming normality of everday modern life; the night and darkness of human experience.
The Omega Factor will apeal to the nervous child in us all, determined to conquer fear and find out what is hidden inside a darkened room.

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