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    Senior Member Country: Australia wadsy's Avatar
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    I remember watching a play in the late 60's on BBC I think. It was set in the



    future & concerned a society where humans had shunned God & Religion. The



    humans had robots as servants & the robots eventually find God ( they referred



    to God as The Master) & take over! Anyone recall this?

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    name='wadsy']I remember watching a play in the late 60's on BBC I think. It was set in the



    future & concerned a society where humans had shunned God & Religion. The



    humans had robots as servants & the robots eventually find God ( they referred



    to God as The Master) & take over! Anyone recall this?


    Can only go by what I've read, but BBC2's 1967 series of Thirty Minute Theatre had a play called The Metal Martyr, based on a story by the American SF writer Robert Moore Williams. It is set in a future where robots have rebelled against mankind, and one of them starts to develop human traits.



    The IMDB gives the cast list - the best-known today would probably be Barry Jackson who appears regularly in Midsomer Murders.



    This may not be the right answer but might jog memories of similar productions!



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    That could be the one. Thanks for your help Euryale.

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    It might possibly be more likely to be the lost Out of the Unknown play 'the prophet' (from 1966/7) where the robots develop religion. nothing but a few scraps of audio and telesnaps survive from it today though.



    you can see some of the surviving snaps here:



    Image:OOTU Telesnaps.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    name='jonathanecoley']It might possibly be more likely to be the lost Out of the Unknown play 'the prophet' (from 1966/7) where the robots develop religion. nothing but a few scraps of audio and telesnaps survive from it today though.



    you can see some of the surviving snaps here:



    Image:OOTU Telesnaps.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Sounds a good possibility - based on Isaac Asimov's story Reason.



    More here:



    Reason (short story) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia





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    Asimov was the master of the intriguing robot story, and many which had nothing to do with robots



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    name='jonathanecoley']It might possibly be more likely to be the lost Out of the Unknown play 'the prophet' (from 1966/7) where the robots develop religion. nothing but a few scraps of audio and telesnaps survive from it today though.



    you can see some of the surviving snaps here:



    Image:OOTU Telesnaps.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




    Thats the one!

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