Sierra Nine (1963)

UK, 7 May 1963
1 series, 13 episodes, average 25m
videotape, black and white, 4:3
mono, English

A British television science fiction series. 14 episodes were broadcast on ITV over four separate stories but all of the tapes were wiped and only one episode, Elixir of Life: Episode 2 is known to exist as a 16mm telerecording.

Credits

Regular Crew
Directed by: Marc Miller
Associated-Rediffusion
Written by: Peter Hayes

Regular Cast
David Sumner (Doctor Peter Chance)
Deborah Stanford (Anna Parsons)
Max Kirby (Sir Willoughby Dodd)

Production Notes

The Brain Machine
Designed by: Bernard Goodwin

Episode 1 (7 May 1963)
Additional Cast: Ronald Ibbs (Professor Howard Portman), Anne Rye (Jane Brightside), Robert Mill (Beamish), Robin Chapman (Arab spy)

Episode 2 (14 May 1963)
Additional Cast: Harold Kasket (The Baron), Henry Soskin (King Sharifa), Julian Sherrier (Colonel Selim), Raymond Mason (Bernard Portman), Oswald Laurence (Arab guard)

Episode 3 (21 May 1963)
Additional Cast: Harold Kasket (The Baron), Henry Soskin (King Sharifa), Julian Sherrier (Colonel Selim)

Episode 4 (28 May 1963)
Additional Cast: Harold Kasket (The Baron), Julian Sherrier (Colonel Selim), Henry Soskin (King Sharifa), John Trenaman (paratroop major)

The Man Who Shook the World
Designed by Duncan Cameron

Episode 1 (4 June 1963)
Additional Cast: David Garth (Sir Hugo Petersham), George Roubicek (Graham Lambert), Norman Mitchell (Security Guard), Timothy Bateson (Ernie), Peter Thomas (Scowse), Gordon Tanner (U. S. Army Colonel)

Episode 2 (11 June 1963)
Additional Cast: George Roubicek (Graham Lambert), Timothy Bateson (Ernie), Peter Thomas (Scowse), David Garth (Sir Hugo Petersham), George Little (Miguel Alvarez)

Episode 3 (18 June 1963)
Additional Cast: David Garth (Sir Hugo Petersham), George Roubicek (Graham Lambert), Timothy Bateson (Ernie), Peter Thomas (Scowse)

The Elixir of Life
Designed by Andrew Drummond

Episode 1 (25 June 1963)
Additional Cast: Jack May (Father Gabriel), Brian Poiser (Brother Theodore), Blake Butler (Brother Victor)

Episode 2 (2 July 1963)
Additional Cast: Jack May (Father Gabriel), Blake Butler (Brother Victor), Charles Laurence (Brother Julien).

The Q-radiation
Designed by Ken Jones

Episode 1 (9 July 1963)
Additional Cast: Peter Halliday (Doctor John Quendon), Rodney Bewes (Tom Batley), John Gabriel (Lord Cardington), Ivor Salter (Professor Tudor Owen)

Episode 2 (16 July 1963)
Additional Cast: Harold Kasket (The Baron), John Gabriel (Lord Cardington), Ivor Salter (Professor Tudor Owen), Peter Halliday (Doctor John Quendon), Alan White (Foley)

Episode 3 (23 July 1963)
Additional Cast: Harold Kasket (The Baron), Peter Halliday (Doctor John Quendon), Rodney Bewes (Tom Batley), Ivor Salter (Professor Tudor Owen)

Episode 4 (30 July 1963)
Additional Cast: Harold Kasket (The Baron), Robert Brown (Galliver), John Gabriel (Lord Cardington), Ivor Salter (Professor Tudor Owen), Peter Halliday (Doctor John Quendon)

References

Books

  • The Hill and Beyond: Children’s Television Drama – an Encyclopedia by Alistair D. McGown & Mark J. Docherty pp.29