Journey to the Unknown (1968– )

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A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature.

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 Greg Richards (1 episode, 1968)
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 Jeff Wheeler (1 episode, 1968)
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 Alec George Worthing (1 episode, 1968)
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 Leona Gillings (1 episode, 1968)
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 William Searle (1 episode, 1968)
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 Jon Holden (1 episode, 1968)
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 Eve (1 episode, 1968)
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 Stephen Drake (1 episode, 1968)
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 June Wiley (1 episode, 1968)
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 Jane Brown / ... (1 episode, 1968)
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 Hank Prentiss (1 episode, 1968)
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 Craig Miller (1 episode, 1968)
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 Inga Madison (1 episode, 1969)
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 Barbara King (1 episode, 1969)
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 Steven Miller (1 episode, 1969)
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 Rollo Verdew (1 episode, 1969)
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 Paula Wilde (1 episode, 1969)
Tom Adams ...
 Jerry Crown (1 episode, 1968)
Ann Bell ...
 Ruth Searle (1 episode, 1968)
David Buck ...
 Paul Amory (1 episode, 1968)
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 Kit Beaumont (1 episode, 1968)
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 Anne Prentiss (1 episode, 1968)
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 Miss Belle Weston (1 episode, 1968)
Suzanna Leigh ...
 Vicki (1 episode, 1968)
Leon Lissek ...
 Andros Matakitas (1 episode, 1968)
Nanette Newman ...
 Jill Collins (1 episode, 1968)
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 Faith Wheeler (1 episode, 1968)
Zena Walker ...
 Carrie Clark (1 episode, 1968)
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 Albert Baker (1 episode, 1968)
Ingrid Boulting ...
 Vera Verdew (1 episode, 1969)
Allan Cuthbertson ...
 Dr. Ralph Madison (1 episode, 1969)
Maurice Kaufmann ...
 Sonny (1 episode, 1969)
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 Ben Loker (1 episode, 1969)
Kay Walsh ...
 Mrs. Joan Walker (1 episode, 1969)
Patrick Allen ...
 Luther Ames (1 episode, 1968)
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 Marielle (1 episode, 1968)
Kim Burfield ...
 Robert (1 episode, 1968)
John Fraser ...
 Derek Wilson (1 episode, 1968)
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 Royal (1 episode, 1968)
Gay Hamilton ...
 Sylvia Ann Hahlen (1 episode, 1968)
Justine Lord ...
 Sue Tarleton (1 episode, 1968)
Alan MacNaughton ...
 Dr. Ian Denholt (1 episode, 1968)
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 Joyce (1 episode, 1968)
John Ronane ...
 Lt. Preston (1 episode, 1968)
Barnaby Shaw ...
 Boy (1 episode, 1968)
Douglas Wilmer ...
 Harry Vaneste (1 episode, 1968)
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
 Mr. Jim Plimmer (1 episode, 1969)
Fay Compton ...
 Queen Victoria (1 episode, 1969)
Barry Evans ...
 Jimmy Rintoul (1 episode, 1969)
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 Boy (1 episode, 1969)
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 Barbara Rossiter (1 episode, 1969)
Kenneth Haigh ...
 Dirk Brogan (1 episode, 1968)
Jan Holden ...
 Mrs. Wheeler (1 episode, 1968)
Catherine Lacey ...
 Miss Sarah Prinn (1 episode, 1968)
Sarah Lawson ...
 Pamela Denholt (1 episode, 1968)
Jeremy Longhurst ...
 Max Newby (1 episode, 1968)
Angela Lovell ...
 Jennifer (1 episode, 1968)
Victor Maddern ...
 Baker (1 episode, 1968)
Larry Noble ...
 Mr. Barrett (1 episode, 1968)
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 Matt Dystal (1 episode, 1968)
Lynn Pinkney ...
 Tracy (1 episode, 1968)
Adrienne Posta ...
 Girl (1 episode, 1968)
Roderick Shaw ...
 Boy (1 episode, 1968)
Phil Brown ...
 Dr. Charles Wilson (1 episode, 1969)
Paul Daneman ...
 Stuart Crosbie (1 episode, 1969)
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 Sir Robert Sawyer (1 episode, 1969)
William Marlowe ...
 Randolph Verdew (1 episode, 1969)
Joan Newell ...
 Mrs. Plimmer (1 episode, 1969)
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 Mrs. Kass (1 episode, 1968)
Joyce Blair ...
 Betty (1 episode, 1968)
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 Terry Lawrence (1 episode, 1968)
Gretchen Franklin ...
 Mrs. Barrett (1 episode, 1968)
David Langton ...
 Mr. Arthur Thwaite (1 episode, 1968)
Marne Maitland ...
 Edward Chardur (1 episode, 1968)
Arthur Pentelow ...
 Receptionist (1 episode, 1968)
Bob Sessions ...
 Joe Hallum (1 episode, 1968)
Ewen Solon ...
 Douglas Bishop (1 episode, 1968)
Dermot Walsh ...
 Ken Talbot (1 episode, 1968)
John Welsh ...
 Bart Brereton (1 episode, 1968)
Susan Brodrick ...
 Rose Parkington (1 episode, 1969)
Blake Butler ...
 Mr. Butler (1 episode, 1969)
Jack Hedley ...
 Adam Frost (1 episode, 1969)
Jane Hylton ...
 Margaret Wilson (1 episode, 1969)
John Rudling ...
 Hodgson (1 episode, 1969)
David Bauer ...
 Uncle George (1 episode, 1968)
Tenniel Evans ...
 Dr. Hugh Baillie (1 episode, 1968)
Clive Francis ...
 Crichton (1 episode, 1968)
Yvonne Gilan ...
 Mrs. Brown (1 episode, 1968)
Peter Howell ...
 Mr. Miller (1 episode, 1968)
June Jago ...
 Emily Blake (1 episode, 1968)
John Junkin ...
 Robert (1 episode, 1968)
Dennis Ramsden ...
 Mrs. Hubbard (1 episode, 1968)
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 Helen Ames (1 episode, 1968)
David Warbeck ...
 Chris (1 episode, 1968)
John Bailey ...
 Dr. Mitchell (1 episode, 1969)
Eddie Byrne ...
 Policeman (1 episode, 1969)
Susan Richards ...
 Mrs. Loker (1 episode, 1969)
Gerald Sim ...
 Dr. Evans (1 episode, 1969)
Richard Vernon ...
 Sir Gerald Walters (1 episode, 1969)
Dorothy Alison ...
 Mrs. Latham (1 episode, 1968)
David Baxter ...
 Second Asst. Director (1 episode, 1968)
Clive Graham ...
 Robert Brown (1 episode, 1968)
Errol John ...
 George Esmond (1 episode, 1968)
George McGrath ...
 Watcher (1 episode, 1968)
Suzanne Mockler ...
 Susan Redford (1 episode, 1968)
Julian Sherrier ...
 Bright Arrow (1 episode, 1968)
Michael Craze ...
 Fred (1 episode, 1969)
Marty Cruikshank ...
 Diana (1 episode, 1969)
Glynn Edwards ...
 Brown (1 episode, 1969)
Lionel Murton ...
 General Wanamaker (1 episode, 1969)
Frank Cousins ...
 Watcher (1 episode, 1968)
Barry Fantoni ...
 Kim (1 episode, 1968)
Hugh Futcher ...
 Wardrobe Dresser (1 episode, 1968)
Damien Thomas ...
 David Redford (1 episode, 1968)
Jerold Wells ...
 Mayhew (1 episode, 1968)
Norman Chappell ...
 Friar Tuck (1 episode, 1969)
Sally James ...
 Peggy (1 episode, 1969)
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 Frederick Shea (1 episode, 1969)
Ronald Radd ...
 Wally Gold (1 episode, 1969)
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 Lisa (1 episode, 1968)
Kaplan Kaye ...
 Watcher (1 episode, 1968)
Barry Linehan ...
 The Detective (1 episode, 1968)
Kenneth J. Warren ...
 Joe Blake (1 episode, 1968)
Lloyd Lamble ...
 Inspector Bridges (1 episode, 1969)
Antony Webb ...
 Nelson (1 episode, 1969)
Ann Wrigg ...
 Miss Payne (1 episode, 1969)
Noel Davis ...
 Charles Phillips (1 episode, 1968)
Tom Gill ...
 Golfer (1 episode, 1968)
Ann King ...
 Watcher (1 episode, 1968)
Nicholas Phipps ...
 Laverly-Smith (1 episode, 1968)
James Donnelly ...
 Drunk (1 episode, 1969)
Donald Gee ...
 Aviator (1 episode, 1969)
Timothy Parkes ...
 Fire Officer (1 episode, 1969)
Frank Forsyth ...
 Night Watchman (1 episode, 1968)
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 Dr. Frank Yarrow (1 episode, 1968)
Elizabeth Robillard ...
 Watcher (1 episode, 1968)
Michael Nightingale ...
 Butler (1 episode, 1969)
Hazel Hughes ...
 Mrs. Biddle (1 episode, 1968)
Elna Pearl ...
 Girl in Cinema (1 episode, 1968)
Linda Cole ...
 Lady Hamilton (1 episode, 1969)
John Nightingale ...
 1st Youth (1 episode, 1968)
Michael Ripper ...
 Albert Cole (1 episode, 1968)
Ann Lancaster ...
 Red Queen (1 episode, 1969)
Catherine Finn ...
 Elsie Cole (1 episode, 1968)
Marcus Hammond ...
 2nd Youth (1 episode, 1968)
Terence Duff ...
 March Hare (1 episode, 1969)
George Benson ...
 The Vicar (1 episode, 1968)
Roy Hanlon ...
 Jimmy McNeil (1 episode, 1969)
Maggie Don ...
 Barbara (1 episode, 1969)
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A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature.

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1.33 : 1
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I Remember It Now
17 August 2004 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

I was just surfing through this site and stumbled across the title JOURNEY TO THE UNKNOWN . Sounds familiar I thought , then I read the comments " Oh yeah I remember it now " I told myself " That`s the series with the opening title sequence of someone whistling , stepping through the deserted twilight fair and going on the big dipper " . Maybe not a classic title sequence compared to THE PRISONER or DOCTOR WHO but still very impressive and if memory serves me right ( I haven`t seen the show since the Spring of 1983 ) a very impressive fantasy series

There`s two episodes that stick out in my mind . One is Eve which stars a young Dennis Waterman as Albert who works in a fashion store and falls in love with a showroom mannequin who appears to him as a living teenage girl and which ends with a twist in the tale . The other episode ( Did someone say it`s titled Beautiful Dreamer ? ) starts with an American draft dodger with his girlfriend in a cafe where a waitress approaches warning them not to leave . The girlfriend doesn`t heed the advice and is killed in an accident moments later . The boyfriend realises the waitress can tell the future and decides to profit from this . Again there`s another twist at the end . In fact I can`t remember the details but I think every tale closes with a twist in the tale with varying degrees of success

The production values are absolutely superb , always as good as or sometimes better than movies made at the time . The reason was that the show was funded by American money ( As were the latter series of THE AVENGERS ) which meant filming in colour and showing an American audience how cool and swinging London is , a London Brits living there at the time probably wouldn`t recognise . It also explains why every episode had an American character in the narrative somewhere ( It`s for the benefit of audience identification )and why the opening caption " In Color " is spelt the American way

I can still remember it , and remember it more fondly than those other twist in the tale shows like TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED . Having said that I haven`t seen it for over twenty years and there`s a nagging doubt that my memory might have cheated on me same as it cheated with VAULT OF HORROR , THEATRE OF BLOOD and THE CREEPING FLESH


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