Review Episode Guide Thread

michaellevenson

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1. The Creed Of Slaves
Hard hitting series set in a future Britain run by a right wing government, using secret police called the PCD, public control department.
Edward Woodward as Jim Kyle, once in with the establishment, now a journalist on an underground newspaper and a thorn in the government's side.
Robert Lang as Herbert Skardon head of the PCD and Barbara Kellerman as Delly Lomas, a senior PCD Controller. There is a slight love interest between Kyle and Lomas.
In the first episode Kyle is also running an illegal emigration service, as it now illegal to leave Britain. A dissident group smuggle people out inside containers in ferries and other vessels.
Dr Vickers ( Donald Gee), has a sick child and has applied to leave through normal channels to save his child's life ,needing treatment in the U.S. In desperation he contacts Kyle after PCD thugs ransack his home.
Kyle has learnt that the government has bought ex stately homes and are going to turn them into Adult Re-education Centres. He has a contact, known only as Faceless, who we don't see except through the darkened glass window of his car, who tells him known headshrinkers, experts in interrogation are to run these centres, which will be torture centres.
A first episode full of intrigue as the PCD realise they have a mole in their midst.
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michaellevenson

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2. When Did You Last See Your Father
Dr Vickers continues to try and get his sick child to America. The Ombudsman Court refuses him a visa, it's supposed to be neutral but the government has taken it over. No qualified academics are allowed to leave as they can cause trouble abroad.
Knighthoods are to be scrapped and replaced with extra food and petrol coupons and happy pills for good subjects.
Kyle tells Vickers he can get him out on a fishing boat, but not his family, but international outrage should ensure his family are not kept hostage. What a miserable Britain this series portrays.
Delly Lomas, senior controller at the PCD plays on Kyle's affection for her by giving him a scoop about a dissident group in Liverpool smuggling 20 people out a week. Kyle prints it and a furious Skardon head of the PCD demands the leak be traced. It is all part of Lomas plan to humiliate Skardon and oust him. We meet Trusker ( Clifton Jones from Space 1999) and his control room, where important people are watched on monitors and bugging devices are kept track off. Vickers has successfully escaped but will the PCD try to convince government not to follow internationally agreed treaties and hold his family.
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michaellevenson

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3. Health Farm

This is an excellent episode, and in some ways the nastiest yet.
Charlie Wainwright a union official, a fire and brimstone guy makes a speech in New York condemning the totalitarian British government, but still goes home as he believes his personal friendship with the Home Secretary will save him, but his old union chum is plotting to put him in a health farm that in reality is a interrogation and torture centre. People are rehabilitated with electro convultion therapy.
Our firebrand union boss ends up a zombie and the PCD act to confiscate any bootleg videos of his speech in circulation.
Interestingly we learn that it is actually a left wing government that has created all this new Britain of fear.
 
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