by Leslie Watkins
Anomalous Images Website
from The Anglia Television Film "Alternative 3"
devised by David Ambrose and Christopher Miles
written by David Ambrose
directed by Christopher Miles
First published by Sphere Books Ltd. 1978
27 Wrights Lane, London W8 5TZ
Original television script copyright by
David Ambrose & Christopher Miles 1977
Book version copyright Leslie Watkins 1978
Reprinted 1979, 1980 (twice), 1987
This book is dedicated to Ann Clark, Robert Patterson and Brian
- wherever they may be...
STRANDS IN THE WEB...
The frighteningly erratic behavior of the climate over the past
few years...Unidentified Flying Object activity at an
all-time peak... the continuing pollution and despoliation of planet
Earth by overpopulation and industry... the mounting incidence of
unexplained disappearances of people in mysterious circumstances...
horrendous new killing techniques including spontaneous combustion -
used by government assassins against those who pose a threat to the
security of an ultra-secret organization... terrifying
advances in mind-control by agencies like the CIA
and their use in creating a class of mindless human-robot slaves...
astounding revelations of clandestine collaboration in space between
the USA and the USSR over a period of
decades... bizarre features observed on the Moon and
Mars - but for some reason barely mentioned in the
These and many other sinister features unearthed and examined by
those investigating the horrific enigma of ALTERNATIVE 3
are the strands in a web of conspiracy which could only exist in our
age of terminal technology. Top journalist Leslie Watkins,
making use of the research for the original TV expose - much of
which was not incorporated into the programme itself for various
reasons - and of material that has come to light subsequently, has
written a book with the grip, pace and compulsion of a
thriller. And with the grim bite of terrible truth - a truth which
is sure to be denied by those who are themselves terrified that the
most explosive secret in human history is about to blow up in their