Out of the Unknown - Thirteen to Centaurus - BBC 1965
Thirteen to Centaurus, based on JG Ballard's story of the same name, formed the 11th story in the debut season of Out of the Unknown. The series was the brainchild of the legendary Sydney Newman, who had attempted a similar programme, Out of this World, while working at ABC. The show had failed, but the artistic remit of the newly created BBC Two presented a chance to refine the concept of creating one-off science fiction dramas under an umbrella title, each dealing with different characters and situations.
The drama is set in a man-made world known as the Station, where humans have had their memories of Earth artificially erased. One exception is Doctor Francis who becomes interested in a boy called Abel, born within this weird community. The youngster begins to ask question about their world, and although aware that his presence may prove problematic, the doctor is curious regarding the working of his mind and imagination. However, this random factor will have inevitable, unforeseen consequences. It remains a typical Ballard piece with its interest in outsiders and psychology and its use of science fiction to investigate elements of contemporary society.
(Taken from http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/cinema/fea ... urus.shtml
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