by Leslie Watkins

from 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 Pendlebury

- wherever they may be...


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 media...

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 faces...