Plateau of Fear

1961 | United Kingdom

Mystery after dark threatens to close Potencia-One, Santa Montana's lonely nuclear power station in the Andes. Workmen are ready to walk out after a series of savage and inexplicable attacks at the plant. Victims of the attacks are being treated at the World Health Organisation research hospital which adjoins Potencia-One. Doctor Susan Fraser (Jan Miller), Canadian scientist in charge of the hospital refuses to give an opinion about what attacked the men, but she says all the victims appear to have been "bitten." Into this scenario are sent leading British scientific investigator Mark Bannerman (Gerald Flood) and his 15-year old assistant Peter Blake (Stewart Guidotti). Complicating the situation even further is the villainous General Villagran (Ferdy Mayne - pictured), who is pressing for the conversion of the reactor for military purposes. 

Plateau of Fear written by Malcolm Stuart Fellows and Sutherland Ross brought back together Flood and Guidotti who had last appeared in Pathfinders To Venus, also shown under the Family Hour umbrella title on Sunday afternoons. The actors (and characters) would be reunited in 1962 for City Beneath the Sea.

Published on January 19th, 2019. Written by Laurence Marcus based on original TV Times article for Television Heaven.