The commentary participants for the forthcoming BFI DVD of Out Of The Unknown (to be released in October 2014) have been announced by Toby Hadoke on his website.
All commentaries are moderated by Toby and they feature a comprehensive collection of guests –
No Place Like Earth with Mark Ward (Out Of The Unknown expert) and Dan Rebellato (playwright, lecturer and John Wyndham expert).
The Dead Past with John Gorrie (director) and Brian Hodgson (Special Sounds).
Time In Advance with Peter Sasdy (director), Wendy Gifford (Polly), Philip Voss (Police Officer) and Danvers Walker (Dan).
Sucker Bait with Clive Endersby (Mark), Roger Croucher (Fawkes).
Some Lapse Of Time with Roger Jenkins (director), John Glenister (PA), Jane Downs (Diana Harrow) and Delena Kidd (Dr Laura Denville).
The Midas Plague with Peter Sasdy.
The Machine Stops with Philip Saville (director), Kenneth Cavander (adaptor), Michael Imison (story editor).
Level 7 with Mordecai Roshwald (author), Michael Imison (story editor).
This Body Is Mine with John Carson (Allen).
Welcome Home with Moris Fahri (writer), Bernard Brown (Bowers Two).
The Man In My Head with Peter Cregeen (director), Tom Chadbon (Brinson), Jeremy Davies (designer).
Given the short time that was available to record these commentaries, the range of participants assembled Is extremely impressive. The 11 commentary tracks should shine plenty of new light on the making of these stories and they promise to be one of the highlights of an impressive sounding package.
The complete list of extras can be found here.
A brief history of Out Of The Unknown is here.