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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Consists of two episodes from the UK TV series "Journey to the Unknown" (1968): 'The New People' (Episode 1.1) and 'Paper Dolls' (Episode 1.16).

Directors: James Hill, Peter Sasdy
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Consists of two episodes of the UK TV series "Journey to the Unknown" (1968): 'Matakitas is Coming' (episode 1.3) and 'The Last Visitor' (episode 1.9).

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)
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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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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Sophisticated writing and striking visuals in effective supernatural series.
9 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

This under-appreciated British anthology series, is, as many other posters have noted, a highly effective, beautifully produced and flashily photographed supernatural program of the first water.

Produced by Hammer in association with Twentieth Century Fox, it features a bevy of well known American names in addition to solid British supporting characters.

Though the series is not confined to London in setting, the overall look and feel of the program is very much Carnaby Street mod. Thus, we see a profusion of strobe lit discotheques, and mini-skirted Judy Geeson type girls, (though Miss Geeson herself doesn't appear).

The real distinguishing characteristic of the show, however, is in the extremely daring, provocative story lines, with dialog and situations that amaze, given that these were shot prior to 1970, (some programs do exceed the boundaries of propriety--were the censors off duty?).

Notwithstanding, these shows not only chill they often disturb--such as the Robert Reed program, the finale of which is genuinely unsettling, not to mention the terrifying, "Matakitas is Coming," in which Vera Miles is trapped in the public library with the ghost of a homicidal maniac.

These are definitely not for the children! Performances are also of the first rank, and we would single out Mr. David Hedison who delivers a very layered and complex performance in the episode concerning a disastrous, (literally) sense of premonition. Episodes featuring Carol Lynley as a department store mannequin, Chad Everett as a house party guest, and Patty Duke as a nervous breakdown patient also merit honorable mention.

The opening sequence in a deserted amusement park beautifully conveys the dislocated mood the series seeks to convey. Seek this one out!


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