Dead of Night (TV series)

Dead of Night
Genre Thriller / Horror
Starring Clive Swift
Edward Petherbridge
Anna Cropper
Sylvia Kay
Peter Barkworth
Anna Massey
Ronald Hines
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 7
Producer(s) Innes Lloyd
Running time 50 mins
Original network BBC2
Original release 5 November – 17 December 1972

Dead of Night was a British television anthology series of supernatural fiction, produced by the BBC and broadcast on BBC2 in 1972.


Dead of Night ran for a single series in the autumn of 1972. Of its seven 50-minute episodes, only three"The Exorcism", "Return Flight", and "A Woman Sobbing"are known to exist today in the BBC's archives. Another programme made by the Dead of Night production team under Innes Lloyd, The Stone Tape, intended to be the eighth episode, does survive in the archives but was not broadcast under the Dead of Night banner.

BBC Four rebroadcast "The Exorcism" on 22 December 2007.

In October 2013 the surviving episodes were released on DVD by the BFI, with extras including a gallery of stills from the missing episodes, the downloadable scripts for all missing episodes and a booklet featuring essays and biographies by Lisa Kerrigan, Oliver Wake, Derek Johnston and Alex Davidson.

List of episodes

  1. "The Exorcism" (5 November 1972)
  2. "Return Flight" (12 November 1972)
  3. "Bedtime" (19 November 1972)
  4. "Death Cancels All Debts" (26 November 1972)
  5. "Smith" (3 December 1972)
  6. "Two In The Morning" (10 December 1972)
  7. "A Woman Sobbing" (17 December 1972)

Production credits

Directing credits

Paul Annett
Paul Ciappessoni
Simon Langton
Don Taylor
Rodney Bennett
Brian Farnham
Robert Knights

Series Writing credits

John Bowen
Robert Holmes
Leo Lehmann
Don Taylor
Hugh Whitemore
Dorothy Allison
Peter Draper

External links

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