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First airing on 30 June 1962, this British Series by Associated British Corporation is a Spin-Off from Armchair Theatre and hosted by Boris Karloff. He introduces each episode by sharing a small detail related to the play, one that won't give away spoilers about the work. The terminology "play" for the story that he hosts is a carry-over from Armchair Theatre, where it's a conceit of the show that you're watching a theatre performance on the telly. Sydney Newman and Irene Shubik are credited as producers for this ABC series, with many different directors and scriptwriters.

Shubik would later creater Out Of The Unknown for the BBC, which had a virtually identical premise.

    Episodes 
  1. "Dumb Martian", the backdoor pilot episode, airing as part of Armchair Theatre.
"Dumb Martian" by John Wyndham, teleplay adaptation by Clive Exton, directed by Charles Jarrot.
  1. "The Yellow Pill", airdate 30 June 1962
    "The Yellow Pill" by Rog Phillips, teleplay adaptation by Leon Griffiths, directed by Jonathan Alwyn.
  2. "Little Lost Robot", airdate 7 July 1962
    "Little Lost Robot" by Isaac Asimov, teleplay by Leo Lehman, directed by Douglas James
  3. "Cold Equations", airdate 14 July 1962
    "The Cold Equations", by Tom Godwin, teleplay by Clive Exton, directed by Paul Bernard
  4. "Impostor", airdate 21 July 1962
    "Impostor", by Philip K. Dick, teleplay by Terry Nation, directed by Peter Hammond
  5. "Botany Bay", airdate 28 July 1962
    Original story, teleplay by Terry Nation, directed by Guy Verney
  6. "Medicine Show", airdate 4 August 1962
    "Medicine Show", by Robert Moore Williams, teleplay by Julian Bond, directed by Richmond Harding
  7. "Pictures Don't Lie", airdate 11 August 1962
    "Pictures Dont Lie", by Katherine Maclean, teleplay by Bruce Stewart, directed by John Knight
  8. "Vanishing Act", airdate 18 August 1962
    Original story, teleplay by Richard Waring, directed by Don Leaver
  9. "Divided We Fall", airdate 25 August 1962
    "Divided We Fall", by Raymond F Jones, teleplay by Leon Griffiths, directed by John Knight
  10. "The Dark Star", airdate 1 September 1962
    "Ape Of London", by Frank Crisp, teleplay by Denis Butler, directed by Peter Hammond
  11. "Immigrant", airdate 8 September 1962
    "Immigrant", by Clifford D. Simak, teleplay by Terry Nation, directed by Jonathan Alwyn
  12. "Target Generation", airdate 15 September 1962
    "Target Generation", by Clifford D. Simak, teleplay by Clive Exton, directed by Alan Cooke
  13. "The Tycoons", airdate 22 September 1962
    "The Tycoons", by Arthur Sellings, teleplay by Bruce Stewart, directed by Charles Jarrot
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Not to be mistaken for the 1987 series about a half-alien who can freeze/unfreeze time.


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