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Science Fiction - BBC Report

A report into whether the BBC should make science fiction drama.

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Document Type | Report

March 1962

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Writtencirca

1962

Synopsis

Commissioned to research the viability of science fiction for BBC Drama productions, Alice Frick and Donald Bull of the BBC Survey Group deliver their report to the Head of BBC Serial Dramas, Donald Wilson. Their report provides an insight into how science fiction as a genre was regarded, and how the BBC looked upon the potential audience for such a programme.

Did you know?

'A for Andromeda', referred to in the report simply as 'Andromeda', made its star Julie Christie a household name for playing a beautiful woman created by an alien computer. The series came from a story outline by astronomer Fred Hoyle, and inspired a sequel, 'The Andromeda Breakthrough'. This report directly inspired the creation of the series 'Doctor Who'.

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Donald Bull
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