A for Andromeda was a British science fiction set in nine years in the future: 1970. An advanced civilization has sent out the blueprints for a supercomputer through radio waves. The message is detected by a newly built radio telescope, and decoded. The blueprints are followed and the computer is built by scientist John Fleming (Peter Halliday
) in Scotland. Professor Madeleine Dawnay (Mary Morris
) is brought into the project when the advanced computer starts asking and answering questions about biology and chemistry.
enters the show as the character Andromeda as a biological entity (a woman that looks like a research assistant) created by the computer.
Most of the series no longer exists, being purged by the BBC in the 70s. The short-lived series was followed in 1962 by a sequel titled The Andromeda Breakthrough
. The series also inspired a book based on the series, A for Andromeda
by Fred Hoyle and John Elliot.