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City Beneath The Sea

1 9 6 2 (UK)
7 x 25 minute episodes

This ABC children’s serial starred Gerald Flood as science journalist Mark Bannerman.


In the opening episode, ex-Nazi U-Boat commander Kurt Swendler (Denis Goacher) steals the British atomic-submarine Cyana, but hidden onboard are Bannerman and his youthful photographer assistant Peter Blake (Stewart Guidotti).

Bannerman and Peter are taken to Aegira – an underwater city (hence the series title) – and discover many ‘missing’ scientists working in a laboratory.

Professor Ziebrecken (Aubrey Morris) is working on a plan for the conquest of the seas and “a world free of tension and strife”. Although he claims altruistic motive, Mark Bannerman discovers a stockpile of warheads for nuclear missiles.

A sequel, Secret Beneath The Sea, followed in 1963.

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Mark Bannerman
Gerald Flood
Peter Blake
Stewart Guidotti
Professor Westfield
Hayden Jones
Professor Ludwig Ziebrecken
Aubrey Morris
Dr Ann Boyd
Caroline Blakiston
Kurt Swendler 
Denis Goacher


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