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Emerald Soup
Genre Children's television, science fiction
Written by Martin Woodhouse
Directed by Bill Bain
Starring William Dexter, Janina Faye
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 7
Producer(s) Bill Bain
Running time 30 minutes
Original network Associated British Corporation
Original release 9 November (1963-11-09) – 21 December 1963 (1963-12-21)

Emerald Soup was a 1963 British children's science fiction television series. The series, consisting of seven 25-minute episodes produced by Associated British Corporation for the ITV network, was aired weekly from Saturday 9 November to Saturday 21 December 1963. Norman Bogner acted as the Script Editor. It conflicted with the initial episodes of the BBC series Doctor Who, also broadcast on Saturdays, which started on 23 November 1963.


The series was set in a small rural community, where a group of local children discover a laboratory constructed in the vicinity that is conducting secret radiation tests. The children attempt to stop these tests before any damage can be done to the environment.


  • Jessica Maxwell - Jessica Spencer
  • John Maxwell - William Dexter
  • Jo Maxwell - Janina Faye
  • Gally Lloyd - Karl Lanchbury
  • Tim Maxwell - Gregory Phillips
  • Penny Dalton - Annette Andre
  • Poynter - Michael Bangerter
  • Mrs Evans - Ethel Gabriel
  • Gaunt - Allan McClelland
  • Lee - Frederic Abbott
  • Pascoe - Blake Butler
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