Dagblaðið 25th January 1980

‘Out into the unknown’ not to be re-screened – No new plans for television

Desmond Bagley Running Blind Icelandic media article from Dagbladid 25th January 1980.

“Out into the unknown will not be re-screened in the near future. It was shown on the same day of the week, and there would always be those who would miss the episodes,” Hinrik Bjarnason, director of television arts and entertainment department, told DB.

Hinkrik was asked if it could be possible to re-screen episodes of ‘Out into the unknown’ as DB have received enquiries about the matter.

DB asked Henrik if there was a possibility episodes could be re-screened in the future. He said, possibly but the television schedule was solid these days.

The television department is currently waiting to receive and screen episodes of The Duchess of Duke Street, which will be shown on Sundays.

According to Hinrik, a number of domestic entertainment programs are scheduled for Saturday’s in the near future. He said nothing has yet been decided on the type of programmes, or their presenters. It is possible Hildur Einarsdóttir will produce one of the programmes with a possibility of others.

Regarding the foreign material, no new programmes are planned other than The Duchess, which will be screened until March.

When asked again about re-screening the show on television Henrik said that the schedule has been busy recently without sufficient preparation in this case. The show would be put on the back burner for a while.


Image title: People have been ringing in to ask if it would be possible to re-screen Out into the unknown on other days. It cannot be done, says Henrik Bjarnason. Those who missed the show will be biting a bitter apple. Photo taken by Hörður, DB photographer, in Austurstræti during filming of Out into the unknown.

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1. Dagblaðið (1980) ‘Út í óvissuna ekki endursýnd’ (25th January 1980 p. 27) © DV ehf.