Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers

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Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers is a popular thirteen-part British television series looking at strange worlds of the paranormal. It was produced by Yorkshire Television for the ITV network and first broadcast in 1985. It was the sequel to the 1980 series Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World.

The series is introduced by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke in short sequences filmed at his home in Sri Lanka. Individual episodes are narrated by Anna Ford. The series was produced by John Fairley and directed by Peter Jones, Michael Weigall and Charles Flynn.

It was followed by Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe, broadcast in 1994.


  1. Warnings from the Future – 3 April 1985
  2. Things That Go Bump in the Night – 10 April 1985
  3. From Mind to Mind – 17 April 1985
  4. Stigmata: The Wounds of Christ – 24 April 1985
  5. Ghosts, Apparitions and Haunted Houses – 1 May 1985
  6. Have We Lived Before? – 15 May 1985
  7. Fairies, Phantoms and Fantastic Photographs – 22 May 1985
  8. An Element of the Divine – 5 June 1985
  9. Walking on Fire – 12 June 1985
  10. Message from the Dead – 19 June 1985
  11. The Roots of Evil – 26 June 1985
  12. Metal Bending, Magic and Mind Over Matter – 3 July 1985
  13. Strange Powers: The Verdict – 10 July 1985

DVD release[edit]

A collection DVD Box Set of all three Arthur C. Clarke documentary series, Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World, Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers and Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe was released in July 2013 by Visual Entertainment, which also re-released them separately in September 2013.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Lambert, David (21 August 2013). "Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe – Individual Releases for 3 Shows from VEI's 'Clarke Collection'". TV Shows on DVD. TV Guide Online. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.