Out of the Unknown (partially found BBC sci-fi series; 1967-1971)

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The series title card from 1967.

Status: Partially Found

Out of the Unknown was a British sci-fi anthology series that aired from 1965-1971 that was produced by BBC and aired on BBC2 in four series. The stories were dramatisations of sci-fi short stories, and while most were of already published stories, some were written for the show

Loss of the Episodes[edit | edit source]

Like many other BBC shows of the time, during the early 1970s, a number of episodes were wiped so the tapes could be re-used. A total of 49 episodes were produced and aired on BBC2, however, only 20 of these episodes still exist in their entirety, mostly from series 1. There are a few episodes that have small video clips existing, complete audio recordings of episodes, and small audio clips without video of some lost episodes. Off-screen photographs, known as tele-snaps, were taken of many first and second series stories including some of the missing episodes. [1]

Availability[edit | edit source]

All of the surviving episodes were released on DVD in November of 2014 by the BFI.[2] [3]

Title Sequence[edit | edit source]

The original colorized version of the title sequence.

See Also (Other programs that may/not may wiped by BBC)[edit | edit source]

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