The Destruction Factor

In this dark and sinister tale a new strain of plant is created to bring relief to famine ridden countries.

It may look innocent but destruction lurks within.

A new strain of plant is created to bring relief to famine-ridden countries.

In this dark and sinister tale a new strain of plant is created to bring relief to famine ridden countries.

It may look innocent but destruction lurks within.

Episodes

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01The Seeds Of Creation1978031120060821 (BBC7)
20060822 (BBC7)
20070514 (BBC7)
20070515 (BBC7)
20080331 (BBC7)
20080401 (BBC7)
20091103 (BBC7)
20180319 (BBC7)
20180320 (BBC7)

Can a corporation's new plant strain mutation bring relief to famine-stricken countries?

Sci-fi adventure drama about a new plant species created in a laboratory

Ralph Exon - working for an international fertiliser corporation - has created a new strain of plant: a mutation which he hopes will bring relief to the famine-ridden countries of the world.

It's an innocent-looking plant. But in that plant, known as the Exon strain, there also lurks the Destruction Factor...

Stars T P McKenna as Max Flinders, Paul Copley as Howard Rogers, Rosalind Adams as Denise Exon, Clifford Rose as Ralph Exon, Peter Wickham as Balfour, Rod Beacham as Garrard, Bruce Beeby as Ted Downes and Joan Matheson as Kathy Downes.

Producer: David Spencer

First broadcast as 2 x 90 minute plays on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.

A new strain of plant is created to bring relief to famine-ridden countries. It may look innocent but destruction lurks within.

A new strain of plant is created to bring relief to famine-ridden countries, but destruction lurks within.

02The Devil's Harvest1978031120060822 (BBC7)
20060823 (BBC7)
20070515 (BBC7)
20070516 (BBC7)
20080401 (BBC7)
20080402 (BBC7)
20091104 (BBC7)
20180320 (BBC7)
20180321 (BBC7)

As fires erupt, why is Ralph Exon's new plant strain mutation growing so rapidly?

Sci-fi adventure drama about a new plant species created in a laboratory

How can a pot plant be two feet tall when it was only six inches high a few hours previously?

03The Wings Of Azreal1978031120060823 (BBC7)
20060824 (BBC7)
20070516 (BBC7)
20070517 (BBC7)
20080402 (BBC7)
20080403 (BBC7)
20091105 (BBC7)
20180321 (BBC7)
20180322 (BBC7)

Inventor Ralph Exon's colleague Max Flinders speculates on the plant strain's potency.

Sci-fi adventure drama about a new plant species created in a laboratory

Ralph Exon intends to end famine with his newly developed plant, but even though it looks innocent it has a Destruction Factor.

Ralph Exon intends to end famine with his newly developed plant but, despite its innocent look, it has a Destruction Factor.

Ralph Exon hopes to end famine with his newly developed plant but, despite its innocent look, it has a Destruction Factor.

04Birdstrike1978031820060824 (BBC7)
20060825 (BBC7)
20070517 (BBC7)
20070518 (BBC7)
20080403 (BBC7)
20080404 (BBC7)
20091106 (BBC7)
20180322 (BBC7)
20180323 (BBC7)

Having already sparked a plane crash, the deadly Exon plant strain's advance continues.

Sci-fi adventure drama about a new plant species created in a laboratory

After sparking a plane crash, the deadly Exon plant strain's advancement continues.

'If there are plants in hell, they'll probably be like the plants that my poor father created'. Classic sci-fi by James Follett.

'If there are plants in hell, they'll probably be like the plants that my poor father created'. Classic sc-fi by James Follett.

05Search And Destroy1978031820060825 (BBC7)
20060826 (BBC7)
20070518 (BBC7)
20070519 (BBC7)
20080404 (BBC7)
20080405 (BBC7)
20091107 (BBC7)
20180323 (BBC7)
20180324 (BBC7)

Despite the national emergency, landowners try to profit from the deadly Exon strain.

Sci-fi adventure drama about a new plant species created in a laboratory

Selfish farmers hoarding the Exxon strain get a bashing when the implications of an oxygen-rich atmosphere become clear.

Selfish farmers hoarding the Exxon strain come in for a bashing when the implications of an oxygen-rich atmosphere become clear.

06World Without Fire1978031820060828 (BBC7)
20060829 (BBC7)
20070521 (BBC7)
20070522 (BBC7)
20080407 (BBC7)
20080408 (BBC7)
20180326 (BBC7)

The British government must track down the Exon seeds before any American involvement.

Sci-fi adventure drama about a new plant species created in a laboratory

Before the US start their 'defoliation' program, the British government must track all the Exxon seeds. With TP McKenna.

BBC701The Seeds Of Creation2005012720050128
20060821 (BBC7)
20060822 (BBC7)
20070514 (BBC7)
20070515 (BBC7)
20080331 (BBC7)
20080401 (BBC7)
20091102 (BBC7)
20091103 (BBC7)
20100614 (BBC7)
20100615 (BBC7)
20110503 (BBC7)
20110504 (BBC7)
20120305 (BBC7)
20120306 (BBC7)
20121118 (BBC7)
20121119 (BBC7)
20130624 (BBC7)
20130625 (BBC7)
20160808 (BBC7)
20160809 (BBC7)
20180319 (BBC7)
20180320 (BBC7)

In this dark and sinister tale a new strain of plant is created to bring relief to famine ridden countries.

It may look innocent but destruction lurks within.Can a corporation's new plant strain mutation bring relief to famine-stricken countries?

Can a corporation's new plant strain mutation bring relief to famine-stricken countries? Stars Paul Copley and Rosalind Adams.

A new strain of plant is created to bring relief to famine-ridden countries.

It may look innocent but destruction lurks within.

Can a corporation's new plant strain mutation bring relief to famine stricken countries? James Follett's drama with Paul Copley.

Can a corporation's new plant strain mutation bring relief to famine-stricken countries?

Ralph Exon - working for an international fertiliser corporation - has created a new strain of plant: a mutation which he hopes will bring relief to the famine-ridden countries of the world.

It's an innocent-looking plant. But in that plant, known as the Exon strain, there also lurks the Destruction Factor...

Stars T P McKenna as Max Flinders, Paul Copley as Howard Rogers, Rosalind Adams as Denise Exon, Clifford Rose as Ralph Exon, Peter Wickham as Balfour, Rod Beacham as Garrard, Bruce Beeby as Ted Downes and Joan Matheson as Kathy Downes.

Producer: David Spencer

First broadcast as 2 x 90 minute plays on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.

Ralph Exon - working for an international fertiliser corporation - has created a new strain of plant: a mutation which he hopes will bring relief to the famine-ridden countries of the world.

It's an innocent-looking plant. But in that plant, known as the Exon strain, there also lurks the Destruction Factor...

Stars T P McKenna as Max Flinders, Paul Copley as Howard Rogers, Rosalind Adams as Denise Exon, Clifford Rose as Ralph Exon, Peter Wickham as Balfour, Rod Beacham as Garrard, Bruce Beeby as Ted Downes and Joan Matheson as Kathy Downes.

Producer: David Spencer

First broadcast as 2 x 90 minute plays on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.

BBC702The Devil's Harvest2005012820050129
20060822 (BBC7)
20060823 (BBC7)
20070515 (BBC7)
20070516 (BBC7)
20080401 (BBC7)
20080402 (BBC7)
20091103 (BBC7)
20091104 (BBC7)
20100615 (BBC7)
20100616 (BBC7)
20110504 (BBC7)
20110505 (BBC7)
20120306 (BBC7)
20120307 (BBC7)
20121125 (BBC7)
20121126 (BBC7)
20130625 (BBC7)
20130626 (BBC7)
20160809 (BBC7)
20160810 (BBC7)

How can a pot plant be two feet tall when it was only six inches high a few hours previously?

As fires erupt - why is Ralph Exon's new plant strain mutation growing so rapidly?

As fires erupt - why is Ralph Exon's new plant strain mutation growing so rapidly? James Follett's drama with Paul Copley.

As fires erupt, why is Ralph Exon's new plant strain mutation growing so rapidly? Stars Paul Copley and TP McKenna.

BBC703The Wings Of Azreal2005013120050201
20060823 (BBC7)
20060824 (BBC7)
20070516 (BBC7)
20070517 (BBC7)
20080402 (BBC7)
20080403 (BBC7)
20091104 (BBC7)
20091105 (BBC7)
20100616 (BBC7)
20100617 (BBC7)
20110505 (BBC7)
20110506 (BBC7)
20120307 (BBC7)
20120308 (BBC7)
20121202 (BBC7)
20121203 (BBC7)
20130626 (BBC7)
20130627 (BBC7)
20160810 (BBC7)
20160811 (BBC7)

Ralph Exon intends to end famine with his newly developed plant, but even though it looks innocent it has a Destruction Factor.

Ralph Exon hopes to end famine with his newly developed plant but, despite its innocent look, it has a Destruction Factor.

Inventor Ralph Exon's colleague Max Flinders speculates on the plant strain's potency.

James Follett's drama with TP McKenna.

Stars TP McKenna and Clifford Rose.

Inventor Ralph Exon's colleague Max Flinders speculates on the plant strain's potency. Stars TP McKenna and Clifford Rose.

BBC704Birdstrike2005020120050202
20060824 (BBC7)
20060825 (BBC7)
20070517 (BBC7)
20070518 (BBC7)
20080403 (BBC7)
20080404 (BBC7)
20091105 (BBC7)
20091106 (BBC7)
20100617 (BBC7)
20100618 (BBC7)
20110506 (BBC7)
20110507 (BBC7)
20120308 (BBC7)
20120309 (BBC7)
20121209 (BBC7)
20121210 (BBC7)
20130627 (BBC7)
20130628 (BBC7)
20160811 (BBC7)
20160812 (BBC7)

'If there are plants in hell, they'll probably be like the plants that my poor father created'.

After sparking a plane crash, the deadly Exon plant strain's advancement continues.

James Follett's drama with TP McKenna.

Stars TP McKenna and Paul Copley.

Having already sparked a plane crash, the deadly Exon plant strain's advance continues.

Having already sparked a plane crash, the deadly Exon plant strain's advance continues. Stars TP McKenna and Paul Copley.

After sparking a plane crash, the deadly Exon plant strain's advancement continues. Stars TP McKenna and Paul Copley.

BBC705Search And Destroy2005020220050203
20060825 (BBC7)
20060826 (BBC7)
20070518 (BBC7)
20070519 (BBC7)
20080404 (BBC7)
20080405 (BBC7)
20091106 (BBC7)
20091107 (BBC7)
20100618 (BBC7)
20100619 (BBC7)
20110509 (BBC7)
20110510 (BBC7)
20120309 (BBC7)
20120310 (BBC7)
20121216 (BBC7)
20121217 (BBC7)
20130628 (BBC7)
20130629 (BBC7)
20160812 (BBC7)
20160813 (BBC7)

Selfish farmers hoarding the Exxon strain come in for a bashing when the implications of an oxygen-rich atmosphere become clear.

Selfish farmers hoarding the Exxon strain get a bashing when the implications of an oxygen-rich atmosphere become clear.

Despite the national emergency, landowners try to profit from the deadly Exon strain.

James Follett's drama with TP McKenna.

Stars TP McKenna and Rosalind Adams.

Despite the national emergency, landowners try to profit from the deadly Exon strain. Stars TP McKenna and Rosalind Adams.

After sparking a plane crash, the deadly Exon plant strain's advancement continues.

After sparking a plane crash, the deadly Exon plant strain's advancement continues. Stars TP McKenna and Paul Copley.

BBC706 LASTWorld Without Fire2005020320050204
20060828 (BBC7)
20060829 (BBC7)
20070521 (BBC7)
20070522 (BBC7)
20080407 (BBC7)
20080408 (BBC7)
20091109 (BBC7)
20091110 BT=0000 (BBC7)
20091110 (BBC7)
20100621 (BBC7)
20100622 (BBC7)
20110510 (BBC7)
20110511 (BBC7)
20120312 (BBC7)
20120313 (BBC7)
20121223 (BBC7)
20121224 (BBC7)
20130701 (BBC7)
20130702 (BBC7)
20160815 (BBC7)
20160816 (BBC7)

Before American action, the British government must track all the deadly Exon seeds.

Stars TP McKenna and Paul Copley.

Before the US start their 'defoliation' program, the British government must track all the Exxon seeds.

With TP McKenna.

James Follett's drama with TP McKenna.

Before American action, the British government must track down all the deadly Exon seeds.

Before American action, the British government must track down all the deadly Exon seeds. Stars TP McKenna and Paul Copley.

SNT01The Seeds Of Creation1978031120050128

In this dark and sinister tale a new strain of plant is created to bring relief to famine ridden countries.

It may look innocent but destruction lurks within.

A new strain of plant is created to bring relief to famine-ridden countries.

In this dark and sinister tale a new strain of plant is created to bring relief to famine ridden countries.

It may look innocent but destruction lurks within.

SNT02 LASTWorld Without Fire1978031820050204