BBC2 Sci-Fi/horror anthology series that ran for four series between 1965 and 1971. For the first three seasons, each episode was a dramatization of a science fiction short story: some were original stories writted for the show, but most were adaptations of existing stories. For the fourth season, the show moved away from sci-fi towards horror, following a change of producer. Most episodes were now original stories rather than adaptations.
Out of the Unknown provides examples of:
- Genre Anthology: Each episode is a different Science Fiction (Seasons 1-3) or horror (Season 4) story. For the first three seasons, they were mostly live-action adaptations of existing short fiction stories. The fourth season was mostly original stories.
- Live-Action Adaptation: For the first three seasons, the majority of episodes are adaptations of existing short fiction stories.
- Spiritual Successor: To Out of this World (1962), which had the same sci-fi adaptation anthology concept, and was also created by Irene Shubik, albeit for a different channel.