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Level Seven
Series Out of the Unknown
Season 2, Episode 4
Out of the Unknown 2x04 001
Air date October 27th, 1966
Writers J.B. Priestley
Director Rudolph Cartier
Producers Irene Shubik
George Spenton-Foster
Starring Anthony Bate
Keith Buckley
Michele Dotrice
David Collings
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"Level Seven" (alternately known as "Level 7") is the fourth episode of series two of Out of the Unknown. It was directed by Rudolph Cartier with a script written by J.B. Priestley based upon the novel Level 7 by Mordecai Roshwald. It first aired on BBC2 on Thursday, October 27th, 1966.

Synopsis Edit

Level 7 is a giant nuclear bunker established deep under the earth. It was designed to protect important government figures from the radioactive wasteland created in the aftermath of an atomic war. A computer technician known only as X127 (or "H") and his colleague are assigned the duties of manning the console that arms Level 7's nuclear arsenal. Despite their defenses, the staff fear the effects of the radiation that is slowly seeping down into the bunker.

Cast Edit

Principal Cast Edit

Actor Role
Anthony Bate General
Keith Buckley X127
Michele Dotrice R747
David Collings X117

Guest Stars Edit

Actor Role
Tom Criddle Doctor
Jane Jordan Rogers Woman commandant
David Cargill Radio man One
Raymond Hardy Radio man Two
Michael Bird Colonel

Co-Stars Edit

Actor Role
Sean Arnold New man
Anthony Sweeney Air supply officer
Glenn Williams Man
Patricia Denys Woman

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Many sources erroneously identify this episode by the spelling "Level 7", but it is actually fully spelled out "Level Seven". [1]
  • Like most of the series, this episode was once considered a "lost episode", but a copy of it resurfaced and was recovered by the BBC in 2006. [2]
  • This episode runs ten minutes longer than other episodes from the series. [3]

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