A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature.
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Directors: Don Chaffey, Michael Lindsay-Hogg
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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)
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 Jerry Crown (1 episode, 1968)
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 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)
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 Vicki (1 episode, 1968)
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 Andros Matakitas (1 episode, 1968)
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 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)
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 Vera Verdew (1 episode, 1969)
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 Dr. Ralph Madison (1 episode, 1969)
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 Sonny (1 episode, 1969)
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 Ben Loker (1 episode, 1969)
Kay Walsh ...
 Mrs. Joan Walker (1 episode, 1969)
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 Luther Ames (1 episode, 1968)
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 Marielle (1 episode, 1968)
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 Robert (1 episode, 1968)
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 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 MacNaughtan ...
 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)
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 Mr. Jim Plimmer (1 episode, 1969)
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 Queen Victoria (1 episode, 1969)
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 Jimmy Rintoul (1 episode, 1969)
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 Boy (1 episode, 1969)
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 Barbara Rossiter (1 episode, 1969)
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 Dirk Brogan (1 episode, 1968)
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 Mrs. Wheeler (1 episode, 1968)
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 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)
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 Baker (1 episode, 1968)
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 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)
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 Dr. Charles Wilson (1 episode, 1969)
Paul Daneman ...
 Stuart Crosbie (1 episode, 1969)
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 Sir Robert Sawyer (1 episode, 1969)
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 Randolph Verdew (1 episode, 1969)
Joan Newell ...
 Mrs. Plimmer (1 episode, 1969)
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 Mrs. Kass (1 episode, 1968)
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 Betty (1 episode, 1968)
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 Terry Lawrence (1 episode, 1968)
Gretchen Franklin ...
 Mrs. Barrett (1 episode, 1968)
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 Mr. Arthur Thwaite (1 episode, 1968)
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 Edward Chardur (1 episode, 1968)
Arthur Pentelow ...
 Receptionist (1 episode, 1968)
Bob Sessions ...
 Joe Hallum (1 episode, 1968)
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 Douglas Bishop (1 episode, 1968)
Dermot Walsh ...
 Ken Talbot (1 episode, 1968)
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 Bart Brereton (1 episode, 1968)
Susan Brodrick ...
 Rose Parkington (1 episode, 1969)
Blake Butler ...
 Mr. Butler (1 episode, 1969)
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 Adam Frost (1 episode, 1969)
Jane Hylton ...
 Margaret Wilson (1 episode, 1969)
John Rudling ...
 Hodgson (1 episode, 1969)
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 Uncle George (1 episode, 1968)
Tenniel Evans ...
 Dr. Hugh Baillie (1 episode, 1968)
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 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)
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 Robert (1 episode, 1968)
Dennis Ramsden ...
 Mrs. Hubbard (1 episode, 1968)
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 Helen Ames (1 episode, 1968)
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 Chris (1 episode, 1968)
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 Dr. Mitchell (1 episode, 1969)
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 Policeman (1 episode, 1969)
Susan Richards ...
 Mrs. Loker (1 episode, 1969)
Gerald Sim ...
 Dr. Evans (1 episode, 1969)
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 Sir Gerald Walters (1 episode, 1969)
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 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)
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 Fred (1 episode, 1969)
Marty Cruikshank ...
 Diana (1 episode, 1969)
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 Brown (1 episode, 1969)
Lionel Murton ...
 General Wanamaker (1 episode, 1969)
Frank Cousins ...
 Watcher (1 episode, 1968)
Barry Fantoni ...
 Kim (1 episode, 1968)
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 Wardrobe Dresser (1 episode, 1968)
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 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)
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 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)
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 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)
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 Albert Cole (1 episode, 1968)
Ann Lancaster ...
 Red Queen (1 episode, 1969)
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 Elsie Cole (1 episode, 1968)
Marcus Hammond ...
 2nd Youth (1 episode, 1968)
Patrick Desmond ...
 March Hare (1 episode, 1969)
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 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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26 September 1968 (USA)  »

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Along with a Pan Am commercial the pop hit for the band 10cc 'I'm Mandy Fly Me' was thought to have also been inspired by the episode 'One on an Island'. See more »

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Edited into Journey to Murder (1971) See more »

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That Creeping Pleasure...
14 December 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This series has 3 very important things going for it:

1. It has 17 episodes. "So what" I here you cry. Well, 17 must be magic numeral because The Prisoner is the only other classic 60s show to have that number of episodes and just like McGoohan's masterpiece, once bitten you'll not escape the charms of "Journey to the Unknown". These are 17 slices of classic telly folks...

2. IT HAS THE BEST TITLE SEQUENCE IN THE HISTORY OF TELEVISION. PERIOD.

3 "The New People" episode is the "Rosemary's Baby" of TV (only much better) It is, along with The Prisoner's "Girl Who Was Death", the single best televisual segment of the 1960s. You probably don't believe me. Seek it out, prepare to be amazed...

It may have sprung from the Hammer horror stable, but this feels more like The (original)"Outer Limits" meets "UFO" meets, well, "The Prisoner"!. There's no silly costumes and Kensington gore here- this stunning batch of mystery thrillers, ghost stories and frighteners was a U.S. co-production produced by Hitchcock's close associate Joan Harrison (who produced Alfred Hitchcock Presents). Consequently, and uniquely, this TV production is of a markedly higher cinematic quality than any of the big screen outings Hammer produced. Indeed, many episodes were cut together for cinema distribution in the early 70s with linking narration from the likes of Joan Crawford and...Patrick McGoohan (umm..). Oh sure, the reliance on obligatory American guest stars in the (very) British settings is somewhat quaint, and the acting is often, ahem, variable. But the sheer force of imagination on display here commands your attention. A rare treat indeed.




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