Destruction Factor, The [James Follett]

Episodes

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01The Seeds Of Creation1978031120080331 (BBC7)
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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.

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.

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

02The Devil's Harvest2003081920080401 (BBC7)
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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? Stars Paul Copley and TP McKenna.

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

03The Wings Of Azreal2003082020080402 (BBC7)
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Inventor Ralph Exon's colleague Max Flinders speculates on the plant strain's potency.

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

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

04Birdstrike2003082120080403 (BBC7)
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Having already sparked a plane crash, the deadly Exon plant strain's advance continues.

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

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

05Search And Destroy2003082220080404 (BBC7)
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Despite the national emergency, landowners try to profit from the deadly Exon strain.

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. Stars TP McKenna and Paul Copley.

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

06 LASTWorld Without Fire2003082520080407 (BBC7)
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20121223 (BBC7)
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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.

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