Cult viewing
TV & Satellite Week|August 15, 2020
Cult viewing
BritBox releases a selection of box sets containing sci-fi classics
JUDY EWENS, SEAN MARLAND

From ‘Thunderbirds are go’ to The Prisoner’s ‘I am not a number’, there is no shortage of entertainment for sci-fans in BritBox’s new selection of classic and cult sci-fi TV series entitled The Out of this World Collection.

The Prisoner (1967-68)

One of the great cult shows of the 1960s stars Patrick McGoohan (also its cocreator) as an ex-secret agent only referred to as Number Six, who is kidnapped and held prisoner in a mysterious coastal village (actually Portmeirion in Wales) while his captors use psychological tactics to probe him for information. 17 episodes.

Sapphire & Steel (1979-1982)

Joanna Lumley and David McCallum take the title roles in this supernatural sci-fi fantasy as two inter-dimensional troubleshooters. Whenever there is a break-in time, they intervene, protecting the universe with their mysterious powers. 34 episodes.

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August 15, 2020