A classic anthology science fiction series which features adaptations of stories by famous authors including Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Frederik Pohl and John Wyndham.
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Series cast summary:
John Gabriel John Gabriel ...  Bertrand Le Maitre / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...  Captain Jaffe / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Erik Chitty ...  Bernard / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1969
Peter Copley ...  Charles Wilson / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1971
Geoffrey Palmer ...  Chief Officer / ... 3 episodes, 1965-1971
Ronald Lewis ...  Dr. Max Harrow / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
David Langton ...  Dr. Morrison / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
James Maxwell ...  Jonas Foster / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Tom Criddle Tom Criddle ...  Doctor / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Peter Barkworth ...  Dr. Philimore / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1971
David Collings ...  R. Daneel Olivaw / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
Bernard Brown Bernard Brown ...  Frank Bowers-Two / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1971
Keith Buckley ...  Scotty McIntyre / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Jessica Dunning Jessica Dunning ...  Annika / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Sebastian Breaks Sebastian Breaks ...  Paul Porter / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1971
Tenniel Evans ...  QT-1 / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1967
John Robinson John Robinson ...  Dr. Saint / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
Jane Jordan Rogers Jane Jordan Rogers ...  Voice of Friend / ... 2 episodes, 1966
James Copeland James Copeland ...  Oliver MacDonald / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1971
Peter Madden ...  Spelman / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Alan Downer Alan Downer ...  John Sherwood / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1971
Tony Wager ...  Harvey / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Geoffrey Kenion Geoffrey Kenion ...  Birch / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Michael Danvers-Walker Michael Danvers-Walker ...  Brett / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
David Cargill ...  Radio man One / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
David Munro David Munro ...  Ken / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1971
Raymond Hardy Raymond Hardy ...  Radio man Two / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
Patrick Scanlan Patrick Scanlan ...  A Captor / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Milo O'Shea ...  Henry Wilkes / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Anthony Bate ...  General / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1971
Petra Davies Petra Davies ...  Mary Birkett / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
Wendy Gifford Wendy Gifford ...  Dr. Susan Calvin / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
Gerald Sim Gerald Sim ...  Det. Sgt. Greene / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1971
Robert James ...  Dr. Kersh / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
John Wentworth John Wentworth ...  Barton / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1971
Derek Benfield ...  Dr. Liam Moore / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1971
Clifford Cox Clifford Cox ...  Ewan McKenzie / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1971
Shirley Cain Shirley Cain ...  Frances Mervyn / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1971
Jerry Stovin Jerry Stovin ...  Spaceship captain / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Barry Warren Barry Warren ...  Ensign Warner-Carr / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1969
Robert MacLeod Robert MacLeod ...  American / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1969
June Ellis June Ellis ...  Brenda / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1971
John Berwyn John Berwyn ...  Japhet / ... 2 episodes, 1969
Garfield Morgan ...  Bit Part / ... 2 episodes, 1969
Steve Peters Steve Peters ...  Man / ... 2 episodes, 1969
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A classic anthology science fiction series which features adaptations of stories by famous authors including Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Frederik Pohl and John Wyndham.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1965 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes) | (36 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (1965-1967)| Color (1969-1971)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series suffered from the BBC's lack of a proper archiving policy until 1978. It was BBC policy before 1978 to wipe master tapes and reuse them for other programmes, hence saving money and storage space. The total number of editions known to exist on film or videotape stands at twenty (and a half) out of 49. Additionally, visual excerpts from eight episodes are held, plus various off-air audio sequences from 16 installments. See more »

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Out of the Unknown: Atmospheric Anthology Series
26 May 2018 | by BadgerToTheFutureSee all my reviews

Such a pity a great many episodes are no longer in the archives. At its best it created chilling atmospheres with lighting, dialogue and ideas. 'The Machine Stops' is probably its most celebrated episode that still exists, but for fans of archival tv there is much on offer here. It has a uniquely British tone to the proceedings and therefore stands out as something else in a landscape dominated by Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. Definitely worth seeing.


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