Operation Deep-Freeze
Episode A-06

Craig and Richard check out a nuclear warhead[1]

Production Info
Director Paul Dickson
Story by
Screenplay by
Producer Monty Berman
Music Edwin Astley
Cinematography Frank Watts
Editor Derek Chambers (as Derek Hyde-Chambers)
Production Code
Transmission Info
Season 1
Episode 6
Airdate 30 October 1968
Previous Happening
Next The Survivors

A party of scientists from the Scott Base in Antarctica, sent to investigate an explosion, goes missing, as do two subsequent search groups, and Richard and Craig are sent to investigate. They find the body of one of the men from the search parties shot dead in the snow and send a telepathic message back to the main base. They are however captured by a crazed Latin American dictator, Gomez, who is behind the nuclear explosions and who aims to hold the major governments to ransom with threats of nuclear detonation. He locks the lads in a deep freeze room but they are able to tele-communicate with Sharron back at Nemesis headquarters by transferring their feelings of extreme cold to her. She tells Tremayne to send a message to the main Scott Base but he is reluctant and it looks as if it is down to her to save her colleagues from an icy death.[2]

Episode CastEdit

Episode CrewEdit

Casting by Judith Jourd

Art Direction by Charles Bishop

Makeup Department

  • Gerry Fletcher .... makeup supervisor
  • Patrick Grant .... hair stylist (as Pat Grant)

Production Management

  • Philip Aizlewood .... post-production supervisor
  • Malcolm Christopher .... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • John Hough .... second unit director
  • Ken Softley .... assistant director

Art Department

  • John Graysmark .... associate art director
  • Bill Greene .... construction manager
  • Sid Palmer .... production buyer
  • Brian Rider .... set dresser
  • A.J. Van Montagu .... scenic artist

Sound Department

  • Len Abbott .... sound recordist
  • David Bowen .... sound recordist (as Dave Bowen)
  • Alan Corder .... sound editor

Special Effects by

  • Sydney Pearson .... special effects (as Sid Pearson)

Camera and Electrical Department

  • James Allen .... camera operator: second unit
  • Ted Hallows .... supervising electrician
  • John Winbolt .... camera operator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

  • Laura Nightingale .... wardrobe supervisor

Music Department

  • Edwin Astley .... musical director
  • Deveril Goodman .... music editor
  • Tony Hatch .... composer: theme music

Other crew

  • Isabelle Byers .... continuity
  • Dennis Spooner .... script supervisor


  1. TV Rage
  2. IMDB entry
Season 1
The Beginning : The Invisible Man : Reply Box No. 666 : The Experiment : Happening : Operation Deep-Freeze : The Survivors : To Trap a Rat : The Iron Man : The Ghost Plane : The Dark Island : The Fanatics : Twelve Hours : The Search : The Gilded Cage : Shadow of the Panther : A Case of Lemmings : The Mission : The Interrogation : The Silent Enemy : The Body Snatchers : Get Me Out of Here! : The Night People : Project Zero : Desert Journey : Full Circle : Nutcracker : The Final Countdown : The Gun-Runners : Autokill