The Mind Beyond

(United Kingdom | BBC | 1976)

DVD Releases

Mrs Acland's Ghost and The Mind Beyond have never been released commercially, either on DVD or video.
The Mind Beyond

Edited
by
Irene Shubik
Cover image: The Mind Beyond, Penguin Books (1976)
Country UK
Format Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books
Publication Date 1976
Original Price 65p
ISBN 0140043527

The Mind Beyond contains novelisations based on all six episodes of the television series of the same name, as well as a short story which had been adapted for an earlier supernatural episode of Playhouse.

Back Cover Blurb
Eight stories by past-masters of the weird, the inexplicable and the disturbing.

Daphne du Maurier, William Trevor, Bruce Stewart, Brian Hayles, Malcolm Christopher, Evan Jones and David Halliwell have no compunction about extending the frontiers of your mind a little further.
Book Contents
  • The Breakthrough — Daphne du Maurier
    A short story that was adapted for an edition of Playhouse and broadcast on BBC2 on 08/01/75, a week before Mrs Acland's Ghost.
  • Mrs Acland's Ghost — William Trevor
  • Stones — Irene Shubik
  • The Daedalus Equations — Bruce Stewart
  • Double Echo — Brian Hayles
  • The Man with the Power — Evan Jones
  • The Love of a Good Woman — William Trevor
  • Meriel, the Ghost Girl — David Halliwell
Television Episodes
Playhouse
50 Minutes | BBC2 | Colour

15/01/75 Mrs Acland's Ghost William Trevor

The Mind Beyond
6 × 50 Minutes | BBC2 | Colour

29/09/76 Meriel, the Ghost Girl David Halliwell
06/10/76 Double Echo Brian Hayles
13/10/76 The Love of a Good Woman William Trevor
20/10/76 The Daedalus Equations Bruce Stewart
27/10/76 Stones Malcolm Christopher
03/11/76 The Man with the Power Evan Jones
Notes
  • The Mind Beyond was a supernatural anthology series. The book contains novelisations of all six episodes from the television series..
  • As well as producing The Mind Beyond for the BBC2, Irene Shubik's other genre credentials include story editing the science fiction anthology series Out of this World for ITV in 1962, and producing and script editing the two black and white seasons of the BBC2's science fiction anthology series Out of the Unknown between 1965 and 1967. She is best known, however, for her work on The Wednesday Play and Play for Today.
  • Brian Hayles wrote a number of stories for Doctor Who including The Celestial Toymaker, The Ice Warriors, The Seeds of Death, The Curse of Peladon and The Monster of Peladon (also writing the novelisations of The Ice Warriors and Curse of Peladon), and created and novelised The Moon Stallion.
  • Bruce Stewart is best known to UK sci-fi TV fans for writing The Wrong End of Time, The Time of the Ice Box and all but the final episode of The Year of the Burn-Up for Timeslip.