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24 October 1979 (UK) See more »
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In the near future, civilisation has broken down to the barest fragment of recognisable life. Young... See more »
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Cast

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John Mills ... Prof. Bernard Quatermass (4 episodes, 1979)

Simon MacCorkindale ... Joe Kapp (4 episodes, 1979)
Ralph Arliss ... Kickalong (4 episodes, 1979)
Paul Rosebury ... Caraway (4 episodes, 1979)
Jane Bertish ... Bee (4 episodes, 1979)
Rebecca Saire ... Hettie Carlson (3 episodes, 1979)

Toyah Willcox ... Sal (3 episodes, 1979)
Tony Sibbald ... Chuck Marshall (3 episodes, 1979)

Barbara Kellerman ... Clare Kapp (2 episodes, 1979)
Brewster Mason ... Gurov (2 episodes, 1979)

Margaret Tyzack ... Annie Morgan (2 episodes, 1979)
Bruce Purchase ... Tommy Roach (2 episodes, 1979)
Annabelle Lanyon ... Isabel (2 episodes, 1979)
David Yip ... Frank Chen (2 episodes, 1979)
Neil Stacy ... Toby Gough (2 episodes, 1979)

Brenda Fricker ... Alison Thorpe (2 episodes, 1979)
Elsie Randolph ... Woman Minister (2 episodes, 1979)
Larry Noble ... Jack (2 episodes, 1979)
Gretchen Franklin ... Edna (2 episodes, 1979)
James Ottaway ... Arthur (2 episodes, 1979)
Clare Ruane ... Jane (2 episodes, 1979)
Donald Eccles ... Chisholm (2 episodes, 1979)
Sophie Kind ... Kapp Child / ... (2 episodes, 1979)
Joanna Joseph ... Debbie, Kapp Child / ... (2 episodes, 1979)
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Series Directed by
Piers Haggard (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Writing credits
Nigel Kneale (4 episodes, 1979)

Series Produced by
Ted Childs .... producer (4 episodes, 1979)
Norton Knatchbull .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1979)
Verity Lambert .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Original Music by
Nic Rowley (4 episodes, 1979)
Marc Wilkinson (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ian Wilson (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Film Editing by
Keith Palmer (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Casting by
Michael Barnes (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Production Design by
Arnold Chapkis (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Art Direction by
Terry Parr (4 episodes, 1979)

Stuart Rose (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Michael Baldwin (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Makeup Department
Eddie Knight .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1979)
Mary Sturgess .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Production Management
Johnny Goodman .... executive in charge of production (4 episodes, 1979)
Laurie Greenwood .... production manager (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Lanning .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1979)
Bill Westley .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1979)

Christopher Newman .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Bert Gardner .... property buyer (4 episodes, 1979)
Rex Hobbs .... property master (4 episodes, 1979)
Charlie Simmons .... construction coordinator (4 episodes, 1979)

Paul Purdy .... props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Chris Gurney .... boom operator (4 episodes, 1979)
Dudley Plummer .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 1979)
Ian Toynton .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1979)
Roger Wilson .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1979)
Hugh Strain .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Martin Denning .... video playback (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1979)
Ray Hearne .... still photographer (4 episodes, 1979)
Alan Martin .... gaffer (4 episodes, 1979)
Tim Ross .... follow focus cameramen (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Murphy .... wardrobe (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Editorial Department
Chris Blunden .... first assistant editor (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Other crew
Linda Agran .... story editor (4 episodes, 1979)
Richard Clarke .... technical advisor (4 episodes, 1979)
Sally Croft .... publicist (4 episodes, 1979)
Tudor Davies .... choreographer (4 episodes, 1979)
Peter Harvey .... production accountant (4 episodes, 1979)
Sally Pardo .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1979)
Stephen Pushkin .... location manager (4 episodes, 1979)
Pat Rambaut .... continuity (4 episodes, 1979)
 

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60 min (4 episodes) | USA:204 min (4 episodes)
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Trivia:
Started life in 1973 as a BBC serial called Quatermass IV. It had been commissioned by Ronnie Marsh and according to Nigel Kneale, the intended producer was Joe Waters. Some model test sequences of the space station were shot, but eventually the project was abandoned by the BBC. ITV then picked it up a few years later and produced it in association with Euston Films.See more »
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Featured in "Screenwipe: Episode #1.3" (2006)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Low Budget, Good Ideas, 6 May 1999
Author: GlennNI from Ballymena, Co. Antrim

"The Quatermass Conclusion" is one of the few 'true' pieces of science fiction ever committed to film and Nigel Neale's script rates up there with "2001" and "Dark Star" for inventiveness. Unfortunately it suffered from an obviously low budget and there are lapses here and there into melodrama. The story, set in a dystopian Britain, concerns the arrival of an unknown alien force which is 'harvesting' the youth by leading them to ancient ritual sites. Professor Quatermass (John Mills) comes out of retirement to look for his missing granddaughter and is drawn into the fight to save the planet's population. There are some disturbing images such as Wembley Stadium reduced to a 'killing ground' and the pensioners forced to live underground for safety. Many of the predictions in the film have since come about, such as the upsurge in 'hippy travellers' and the general social decay of the inner cities.

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