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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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S01E01 No Place Like Earth 04/10/1965 Earth is no more, destroyed by nuclear war; but itinerant handyman Bert Foster, wandering the canals of Mars, is possessed by a restlessness for a home which no longer exists. Perhaps the isolated outpost on Venus retains something which could satisfy this hunger; or has the madness which shattered a world merely settled in a new location?
S01E02 The Counterfeit Man 00/00/0000 An alien life form has taken on human appearance in order to hitch a ride back to Earth with the crew of a spacecraft.
S01E03 Stranger in the Family 00/00/0000 A young man with exceptionally advanced mental powers gets protection from his parents while strangers with sinister plans of their own want to exploit his gifts.
S01E04 The Dead Past 00/00/0000 In a Britain of the future, it will be possible to visit the past using a machine called the "Chronoscope". Only for some reason, an elderly historian is being denied the right to use the device.
S01E05 Time In Advance 00/00/0000 In a future where men will be allowed to commit crimes if they agree to serve (and are able to survive) a punitive prison sentence in advance, two newly-released convicts return to Earth with permission to commit murder.
S01E06 Come Buttercup, Come Daisy, Come... ? 00/00/0000 Henry is a man who likes to talk to the new plants he is cultivating in his garden. He regards them as his friends. But what he doesn't yet know is that they have an unusual appetite...for flesh.
S01E07 Sucker Bait 00/00/0000 The avid curiosity of a young boy born with a super-developed photographic memory poses a grave threat to an already dangerous space mission.
S01E08 The Fox and the Forest 00/00/0000 David and Sarah are citizens of the 22nd century. They take a "holiday in time" back to the days before World War II, and find that they prefer this simpler era in the planet's history. They decide to stay in this time period. But others are sent to bring them back to their own time...forcibly, if necessary.
S01E09 Andover and the Android 00/00/0000 Andover is a reclusive robotics expert who is happy just the way he is and doesn't want to get married. So, to stop his aunt from nagging him constantly, he builds an android "wife" for himself.
S01E10 Some Lapse of Time 00/00/0000 A scientist finds a bum lying unconscious on his doorstep, clutching in his hand a human finger-bone and suffering from severe radiation poisoning.
S01E11 Thirteen to Centaurus 00/00/0000 Thirteen people live in "The Station", and twelve of them have been specially conditioned by the thirteenth to ensure that they have no memories of their previous life on Earth. Except one now starts to ask questions.
S01E12 The Midas Plague 00/00/0000 In an age of mass consumption, a man yearns for the simpler life. Only problem is that he can't afford it.
S02E01 The Machine Stops 00/00/0000 In the far future, the material needs of humankind are tended by the omnipresent Machine, which makes their environment, in vast tunnels beneath the earth, comfortable and safe. But safe from what? And what if the Machine Stops? A young boy, Kuno, finds his questions can't be answered until he has lifted the veil of security and trespassed upon the surface.
S02E02 Frankenstein Mark II 00/00/0000
S02E03 Lambda I 00/00/0000 Why take the Great Circle route to Australia when you can tunnel through the very molecules of the solid earth itself in a TAU-mode shuttle? When a routine TAU-shuttle becomes entombed in solid rock miles under the earth, the only means of rescue may be the wildly experimental LAMBDA-mode shuttle; and even its creator has no idea how it will behave, or whether its pilot can keep his sanity during the rescue mission.
S02E04 Level Seven 00/00/0000 In the huge, labyrinthine nuclear bunker meant to shield the survivors in government from the aftermath of atomic war, Level 7 is the deepest and the safest from radiation. But in spite of its hermetic isolation, the nerve center of government is ultimately not safe from the consequences of the holocaust which rages miles overhead.
S02E05 Second Childhood 00/00/0000
S02E06 The World in Silence 00/00/0000
S02E07 The Eye 00/00/0000
S02E08 Tunnel Under the World 00/00/0000 Déja vu: as Guy Birkett goes through the day he has a nagging feeling that he's been here before, experienced this already; except the details are always different. Is it conceivable that he is merely a simulacrum, the ultimate in consumer market surveying? He finds there is a reality behind the reality he knows; but for a pawn to question the reality of the chessboard is a perilous undertaking.
S02E09 The Fastest Draw 00/00/0000
S02E10 Too Many Cooks 00/00/0000
S02E11 Walk's End 00/00/0000
S02E12 Satisfaction Guaranteed 00/00/0000 A human-looking robot housekeeper is the latest gadget to acquire in the ceaseless battle to keep up with the Joneses. But housewife Claire Belmont starts to question the wisdom of her husband's purchase when TN3 (Tony) arrives. Can a man-like robot do everything a man can do: but willingly, obediently, tirelessly? Is a robot less than a man, or more?
S02E13 The Prophet 00/00/0000
S03E01 Immortality, Inc. 00/00/0000
S03E02 Liar! 00/00/0000 The positronic brain of robot RB-34(Herbie) has an unforeseen 'extra': he can read human thoughts. So his take on the First Law of Robotics ("A robot may not harm a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm") is unorthodox: he tells human beings only what he believes will not hurt their feelings. Can renowned robopsychologist Dr. Susan Calvin 'fix' RB-34? Or are there areas of her own psyche where she would rather not hear the truth?
S03E03 The Last Lonely Man 00/00/0000 If, by an accident of science, it became possible for the personality to pass at the moment of death into the mind of someone still alive, then the big new problem would be into whom. To foist the wits of a rogue onto an unwilling recipient would be unjust indeed. Any government who could thus cheat death might indeed win a popular vote, but only so long as all was voluntary - mutually contracted. James Hale is a man of such a society. He has insured against death of his personality by arranging mutual "Contact" contracts with his relatives. He is already host to his late father with whose memories and prejudices he has now learned to live. He himself is a responsible parent of twins whose Contact he will arrange when they are of age. He is also a warm-hearted man who, when he meets one Patrick Wilson, agrees to "take him on until he can can get fixed up with a friend". When, the morning after, it transpires that Patrick is in fact utterly friendless, James begins to get worried. He has, after all, a responsibility to his other Contacts - as they are quick to emphasise. He must go to the officials and "expunge" this incompatible Contact immediately. But Patrick is too quick for him...
S03E04 Beach Head 00/00/0000 Giant multi-generation starship with a virtual city of people on board. The ship has been travelling for so long that the occupants have long forgotten the mission and the purpose. They have invented a cult like religion worshipping the tree the wind and the grass even although none of them have ever experienced any of those things. Eventually alarms sound one day. The ship has navigated itself to the destination and the ""leader"" is informed of the mission purpose. The occupants are reluctant to leave the ship, something that the mission inventors had predicted, so the ship was flooded with gas to force the occupants out onto their new planetary home.
S03E05 Something in the Cellar 00/00/0000
S03E06 Random Quest 00/00/0000
S03E07 The Naked Sun 00/00/0000
S03E08 The Little Black Bag 00/00/0000 When a down-at-heel, alcoholic physician discovers a medical kit, based on future technology, accidentally left in the wake of a time-travel expedition, he becomes a dispenser of miracle cures. But is his discovery enough to salvage his self-esteem and redeem his life?
S03E09 1 + 1 = 1.5 00/00/0000
S03E10 The Fosters 00/00/0000
S03E11 Target Generation 00/00/0000
S03E12 The Yellow Pill 00/00/0000
S03E13 Get Off My Cloud 00/00/0000
S04E09 The Chopper 00/00/0000
S04E10 The Uninvited 00/00/0000
S04E11 The Shattered Eye 00/00/0000

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