Out of the Unknown: The Dead Past (1965)

UK, 25 October 1965
60m
videotape, black and white, 4:3
mono, English
Series: Out of the Unknown (1965-1971) – series 1, episode 4

A British science fiction television episode directed by John Gorrie.

Plot Summary

Against the advice of experts, a 21st century historian uses a home-made Chronoscope, a device that can display past events on a viewing screen, to view daily live in ancient Carthage. The results are not what he expected…

Credits

Crew
Directed by: John Gorrie
© [not given on screen]
BBC TV
Producer: Irene Shubik
Associate Producer: George Spenton-Foster
Dramatised by: Jeremy Paul
[Story] by: Isaac Asimov
Script Editor: Irene Shubik
Title Music Composed and Conducted by: Norman Kay
Incidental Music Composed by: Dudley Simpson
Radiophonics by: Brian Hodgson
Special Effects by: Bernard Wilkie
Costumes by: Susan Wheal
Makeup by: Shirley Boakes
Designer: Norman James

Cast
George Benson (Arnold Potterley)
James Maxwell (Jonas Foster)
David Langton (Thaddeus Araman)
Willoughby Goddard (Ralph Nimmo)
Sylvia Coleridge (Caroline Potterley)
Shirley Cain (Miss Clements)
Frances Alger (Laurel)

References

Periodicals
Epi-Log no.16 p.30 – credits, synopsis

Books
The Complete Directory to Science Fiction and Horror Television Shows by Alan Morton p.592 – credits
The Encyclopedia of TV Science Fiction (3rd Edition) – by Roger Fulton p.290 – credits, synopsis