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.
Professor Ludwig Ziebrecken
Dr Ann Boyd
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