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Quatermass 

In the near future, civilization has broken down to the barest fragment of recognizable life. Young people are forming gangs and dominating the wrecks of cities like London. But the ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
John Mills ...  Prof. Bernard Quatermass 4 episodes, 1979
Simon MacCorkindale ...  Joe Kapp 4 episodes, 1979
Ralph Arliss ...  Kickalong 4 episodes, 1979
Paul Rosebury Paul Rosebury ...  Caraway 4 episodes, 1979
Jane Bertish 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 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 Gretchen Franklin ...  Edna 2 episodes, 1979
James Ottaway ...  Arthur 2 episodes, 1979
Clare Ruane Clare Ruane ...  Jane 2 episodes, 1979
Donald Eccles ...  Chisholm 2 episodes, 1979
Sophie Kind Sophie Kind ...  Kapp Child / ... 2 episodes, 1979
Joanna Joseph Joanna Joseph ...  Debbie, Kapp Child / ... 2 episodes, 1979
Declan Mulholland Declan Mulholland ...  Security Guard 2 episodes, 1979
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In the near future, civilization has broken down to the barest fragment of recognizable life. Young people are forming gangs and dominating the wrecks of cities like London. But the strangest Earth children are the "Planet People", following plumb-bobs to sacred sites, waiting to be "taken up". Professor Quatermass (Sir John Mills), seeking his granddaughter, teams up with Joe Kapp (Simon MacCorkindale), who is trying to analyze strange signals from space using the last working pieces of electronic equipment. They find the "Planet People" at a nearby stone circle, a light appears, the signal appears, and the hippy children are gone. Russian plot? Nirvana? Or something altogether more sinister? Written by Gillian <gillian.richards@tafensw.edu.au>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Quatermass Conclusion See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Runtime:

(4 episodes) | (4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Nigel Kneale has said in interviews he based the character of Kickalong on Charles Manson. See more »

Alternate Versions

An edited "movie" version of approx 90 minute has been shown in Britain. See more »

Connections

Follows Quatermass and the Pit (1958) See more »

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Memory of a good programme
21 January 2005 | by wrightmSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this broadcast. It was made by Euston Films so I was expecting th usual "Sweeney" type over-grain in the picture (1970's high speed 16mm), but instead it had the full gorgeous look of a motion picture, having been shot in 35mm with full motion picture negative (whereas most American productions were shot on 35mm television stock). The special effects where not all that good where the space shots were concerned - even by 1970's standards (to see good examples of these effects look at Space 1999 (1976 - 1978) whose Director of Effects, Brian Johnson, went on to win an Oscar just a couple of years later - for Alien). But the idea that a beam would come through space and consume vast number of people and turn them into a diaphanous web was effectively executed. It would be nice to see it again in its full version - perhaps the BBC could show it without breaks in two parts. Also it was an early appearance for Simon McQuorkindale (Manimal!).


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