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Eleventh Hour: Containment

Professor Hood is called to prevent a lethal virus from becoming a global pandemic. A crypt worker was first diagnosed with the virus and the archaeological site had to be closed down, but one of the quarantined workers can't cope with his situation.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x2
Airdate: Thursday January 26th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

US (BBC America) Dec 11, 2006

Guest Stars
Colin MeredithColin Meredith
As Tram person
Danny BurnsDanny Burns
As Grave digger
Ella BegleyElla Begley
As Ned's daughter
Ian BlowerIan Blower
As Rocco
Jack DeamJack Deam
As Ellis Gibson
Jennifer ChanJennifer Chan
As Cantonese translator
Lindsey DansonLindsey Danson
As Ned's wife
Michael WoodfordMichael Woodford
As Megaphone copper
Mike FawardMike Faward
As Christopher Fisher
Neil BellNeil Bell
As Luke
Nicholas WoodesonNicholas Woodeson
As Martin Callan
Rina MahoneyRina Mahoney
As Janine
Steven Chapman (1)Steven Chapman (1)
As Bus station guard
Vincent WangVincent Wang
As Chase victim
Will Tacey (2)Will Tacey (2)
As Francis Jackson
Episode Notes
The text message on the mobile phone reads: "Charlie won't you please come home.".

Episode Quotes
Professor Hood: You really want to ingest the byproducts of petroleum production?
(Rachel ingests the chewing gum.)

Ned: What's gonna happen to us?
Professor Hood: Quarantine of course.
Ned: Quarantine, what are you talking about?
Professor Hood: Treatment is voluntary. The quarantine is voluntary. And nobody is going anywhere until you bloody well volunteer!

Professor Hood: (Talks about the gifted RoboSapien toy.) While I was eleven I played with clockwork toys. That toy was designed by a master scientist. It got seven miniature electric motors, it dances, it got sensors on it's hands and feet, it belches, it snores. It even farts.
Rachel: (she laughs) You know what Hood? That was a really generous thing to do.
Professor Hood: No it wasn't. I bought one for myself.

Cultural References

Professor Hood mentions that the Foot-and-mouth disease started on a single farm and therefore could be contained. Read more about the highly contagious viral cattle and pig disease in the wikipedia article.


The infected archaeological worker bought a RoboSapien toy for his son's birthday. The toy is able to perform human-like moves, which can be initiated with a remote control. Read more about this biomorphic robot in the wikipedia article.

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