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Science Fiction - Follow-up Report

A report into the kind of stories BBC science fiction dramas might handle.

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Document Type | Report

25 July 1962

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1962

Synopsis

Following on from an earlier submission, Alice Frick of the BBC Survey Group, this time working with John Braybon delivers a report into the kind of stories they feel would provide suitable inspiration for a BBC science fiction drama.

Did you know?

The report makes reference to a 'current ITV series'. This was 'Out of This World', a short-lived anthology presented by horror movie legend Boris Karloff. 'Out of This World' producer Irene Shubik later joined the BBC to head up its own science fiction anthology series 'Out of the Unknown', which mixed original stories by writers such as Terry Nation and Troy Kennedy Martin with literary adaptations of tales by the likes of EM Forster and Isaac Asimov.

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John Braybon
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