Out of the Unknown

Out of the Unknown is a British television science fiction anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and broadcast on BBC2 in four series between 1965 and 1971. Each episode was a dramatisation of a science fiction short story. Some were written directly for the series, but most were adaptations of already published stories. The first three years were exclusively science fiction, but that genre was abandoned in the final year in favour of horror/fantasy stories. A number of episodes were wiped during the early 1970s, as was standard procedure at the time. A large number of episodes are still missing but some do turn up from time to time; for instance, Level Seven from series two, originally broadcast on 27 October 1966 was returned to the BBC from the archives of a European broadcaster in January 2006.

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  • TheTVDB.com Series ID 71015
  • Status Ended
  • First Aired October 4, 1965
  • Network BBC One
  • Average Runtime 50 minutes
  • Genres Drama
  • Original Country Great Britain
  • Original Language English
  • On Other Sites IMDB
  • Episode Screenshot Format 4:3 Screencap
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Season From To Episodes
All Seasons
Specials 18
Season 1 October 1965 December 1965 12
Season 2 October 1966 January 1967 13
Season 3 January 1969 April 1969 13
Season 4 April 1971 June 1971 11
Unassigned Episodes 0
Season From To Episodes
Unassigned Episodes 67
Absolute ordering places all episodes in a single ordered season. This is generally used for anime.
Season From To Episodes
Season 1 0
Unassigned Episodes 67

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Name Number of Episodes Dates
Isaac Asimov 6 10/25/1965 - 02/18/1969
Michael Ferguson 4 03/04/1969 - 06/02/1971
John Gorrie 3 10/25/1965 - 12/29/1966
Peter Cregeen 3 04/01/1969 - 06/16/1971
Eric Hills 3 02/25/1969 - 05/26/1971
Naomi Capon 3 11/15/1965 - 01/01/1967
Roger Jenkins 3 12/06/1965 - 03/18/1969
Peter Sasdy 3 11/01/1965 - 11/24/1966
James Cellan Jones 2 01/28/1969
John Brunner 2 12/06/1965 - 01/21/1969
Philip Dudley 2 01/07/1969 - 03/11/1969
George Spenton-Foster 2 10/11/1965 - 10/20/1966
Clifford D. Simak 2 01/28/1969 - 03/18/1969
Alan Cooke 2 11/29/1965 - 12/01/1966
John Wyndham 2 10/04/1965 - 02/11/1969
John Gibson 2 12/08/1966 - 12/15/1966
Gerald Blake 2 01/14/1969 - 05/19/1971
Peter Potter 2 10/04/1965 - 12/13/1965
Frederick Pohl 2 12/20/1965 - 12/01/1966
Rudolph Cartier 2 10/27/1966 - 02/18/1969
Larry Eisenberg 2 12/08/1966 - 12/15/1966
Ray Bradbury 1 11/22/1965
Peter Phillips 1 04/01/1969
John Rankine 1 11/17/1966
Robert Sheckley 1 01/07/1969
Colin Kapp 1 10/20/1966
Ian Curtis 1 12/22/1966
William Tenn 1 11/01/1965
Peter Hammond 1 06/30/1971
Christopher Barry 1 02/11/1969
E.M. Forster 1 10/06/1966
Peter Duguid 1 10/13/1966
Paddy Russell 1 11/08/1965
Angus Hall 1 05/12/1971
Raymond Menmuir 1 05/12/1971
Mordecai Roshwald 1 10/27/1966
Douglas Camfield 1 01/21/1969
Alan Nourse 1 10/11/1965
John Kelly 1
Rog Phillips 1 03/25/1969
Ken Hannam 1 04/28/1971
Philip Saville 1 10/06/1966
C.M. Kornbluth 1 02/25/1969
J.G. Ballard 1 12/13/1965
Robin Midgley 1 11/22/1965
Alan Bridges 1 10/18/1965
Eric Mills 1 06/23/1971
Frederik Pohl 1 12/01/1966
Kate Wilhelm 1 11/29/1965
Henry Kuttner 1 11/24/1966
Name Number of Episodes Dates
Stanley Miller 3 10/04/1965 - 11/24/1966
David Campton 3 10/18/1965 - 01/14/1969
Robert Muller 3 01/01/1967 - 02/18/1969
Meade Roberts 2 11/15/1965 - 11/22/1965
John Wiles 2 04/21/1971 - 06/09/1971
Julian Bond 2 12/08/1966 - 02/25/1969
Bruce Stewart 2 11/29/1965 - 10/20/1966
Hugh Leonard 2 11/10/1966 - 12/29/1966
Brian Hayles 2 03/04/1969 - 05/12/1971
Michael J. Bird 2 04/28/1971 - 06/23/1971
Hugh Whitemore 2 10/13/1966 - 12/15/1966
Jeremy Paul 2 10/25/1965 - 01/21/1969
Leon Griffiths 2 12/06/1965 - 03/25/1969
Clive Donner 1 10/06/1966
Troy Kennedy-Martin 1 12/20/1965
Philip Broadley 1 10/11/1965
Paul Erickson 1 11/01/1965
Owen Holder 1 02/11/1969
Nigel Kneale 1 06/16/1971
Moris Rahi 1 05/26/1971
Clive Exton 1 03/18/1969
Robert Gould 1 11/17/1966
David Climie 1 04/01/1969
Irene Shubik 1 12/20/1965
Martin Worth 1 06/02/1971
John Tully 1 05/05/1971
Terry Nation 1 11/22/1965
Edward Boyd 1 05/19/1971
Michael Ashe 1 03/11/1969
Jack Pulman 1 01/07/1969
Kenneth Cavander 1 10/06/1966
William Trevor 1 12/22/1966
David T. Chantler 1 06/30/1971
Mike Watts 1 11/08/1965
Donald Bull 1 02/04/1969
J.B. Priestly 1 10/27/1966

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