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Bernard Quatermass

Reginald Tate, the first actor to portray Professor Bernard Quatermass.
First appearance The Quatermass Experiment (1953)
Last appearance Quatermass (1979)
Information
Gender Male
Age 50s–70s
Occupation Rocket scientist
Title Professor
Children 1 daughter, Paula
Relatives 1 granddaughter, Hettie
Portrayed by Various
Created by Nigel Kneale

Professor Bernard Quatermass is a fictional character, originally created by the writer Nigel Kneale for BBC Television. Quatermass appeared in three influential BBC science fiction serials of the 1950s, and returned in a final serial for Thames Television in 1979. A remake of the first serial appeared on BBC Four in 2005. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 54 KB)Screen capture from The Quatermass Experiment, uploaded by User:Angmering to illustrate that article. ... Reginald Tate (December 13, 1896 – August 23, 1955) was a British actor, veteran of many roles in film and on television. ... The Quatermass Experiment is a British television science-fiction serial, transmitted by BBC Television in the summer of 1953. ... The opening title sequence of Quatermass. ... Nigel Kneale (born Thomas Nigel Kneale on April 18, 1922 in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, UK) is a Manx television and film scriptwriter, who has worked mostly in the UK. He is best known for his creation of the character of Professor Bernard Quatermass, who has appeared in three... Nigel Kneale (born Thomas Nigel Kneale on April 18, 1922 in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, UK) is a Manx television and film scriptwriter, who has worked mostly in the UK. He is best known for his creation of the character of Professor Bernard Quatermass, who has appeared in three... BBC One is the primary television channel of the BBC, and the first in the United Kingdom. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The character also appeared in films, on the radio and in print over a fifty-year period. Kneale picked the character's unusual surname from a London telephone directory, while the first name was in honour of the astronomer Bernard Lovell. Quatermass is an intelligent and highly moral British scientist, who continually finds himself confronting sinister alien forces that threaten to destroy humanity. In the initial three serials he is a pioneer of the British space programme, heading up the British Experimental Rocket Group. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell OBE PhD FRS (born 31 August 1913, Oldland Common, Bristol) is a British physicist and radio astronomer. ... The British space programme was a plan by the British government and other interested bodies to promote British participation in the international market for satellite launches, satellite construction and other space endeavours. ...


The character of Quatermass has been described by BBC News Online as Britain's first television hero,[1] and by The Independent newspaper as "A brilliantly conceived and finely crafted creation... [He] remained a modern 'Mr Standfast', the one fixed point in an increasingly dreadful and ever-shifting universe."[2] In 2005, an article in The Daily Telegraph suggested that "You can see a line running through him and many other British heroes. He shares elements with both Sherlock Holmes and Ellen MacArthur."[3] BBC News Online logo The BBC News Website in February 2006. ... The Independent is a British compact newspaper published by Tony OReillys Independent News & Media. ... Mr. ... This article concerns the British newspaper. ... A portrait of Sherlock Holmes by Sidney Paget from the Strand Magazine, 1891 Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. ... Ellen MacArthur Dame Ellen Patricia MacArthur, DBE (born July 8, 1976) is an English sailor from Whatstandwell near Matlock in Derbyshire, now based in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight. ...

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Character

John Robinson, who took on the role of Quatermass for Quatermass II (1955) following Tate's death.
John Robinson, who took on the role of Quatermass for Quatermass II (1955) following Tate's death.

Little is revealed of Quatermass's early life during the course of the films and television series in which he appears. In The Quatermass Experiment, he at one point despairs that he should have stuck to his original career of "mapping the tropics."[4] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 49 KB)Screen grab from Quatermass II, uploaded to illustrate that article. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 49 KB)Screen grab from Quatermass II, uploaded to illustrate that article. ... John Robinson (born November 11, 1908 in Liverpool, England, UK; died March 6, 1979 in London, England, UK) was a British actor. ... The opening title sequence of Quatermass II. Quatermass II is a British television science-fiction serial, the second in the popular and influential Quatermass series written by Nigel Kneale. ... The Quatermass Experiment is a British television science-fiction serial, transmitted by BBC Television in the summer of 1953. ...


In Nigel Kneale's 1996 radio serial The Quatermass Memoirs, it is revealed that the Professor was first involved in rocketry experiments in the 1930s, and that his wife died at a young age.[5] The unmade prequel serial Quatermass in the Third Reich, an idea conceived by Kneale in the late 1990s, would have shown Quatermass travelling to Nazi Germany during the 1936 Berlin Olympics and becoming involved with Wernher von Braun and the German rocket programme, before helping a young Jewish refugee to escape from the country.[6] According to The Quatermass Memoirs, during World War II Quatermass conducted top secret work for the British war effort, which he subsequently refused ever to discuss.[5] The Quatermass Memoirs is a British radio drama documentary broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 3 in the spring of 1996. ... A prequel is a work that portrays events which include the structure, conventions, and/or characters of a previously completed narrative, but occur at an earlier time. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, were held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany. ... Wernher von Braun stands at his desk in the Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama in May 1964, with models of rockets developed and in progress. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The United Kingdom, along with its crown colonies like the Indian Empire, declared war on Nazi Germany in 1939, after the German invasion of Poland. ...


By 1953 Quatermass is the head of the British Experimental Rocket Group, which has a programme to launch a manned rocket into space from a base in Tarooma, Australia. Although Quatermass succeeds in launching a three-man crew, the rocket vastly overshoots its projected orbit and returns to Earth much later than planned, crash-landing in London.[4] This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Only one of the crew, Victor Carroon, remains, and he has been taken over by an alien presence, eventually forcing Quatermass to destroy him and the other two crewmembers who have been absorbed into him in a climax set in Westminster Abbey.[7] Despite this trauma, Quatermass continues with his space programme, and by Quatermass II (1955) is actively planning the establishment of Moon bases.[8] In this serial we see his daughter, Paula Quatermass, who works as an assistant at the Rocket Group, but there is no sign of a wife or other children. In the fourth episode of the serial he mentions that he never reached his twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, tying in with The Quatermass Memoirs' later assertion of his wife's early death.[9] The Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster, which is almost always referred to by its original name of Westminster Abbey, is a mainly Gothic church, on the scale of a cathedral (and indeed often mistaken for one), in Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. ... The opening title sequence of Quatermass II. Quatermass II is a British television science-fiction serial, the second in the popular and influential Quatermass series written by Nigel Kneale. ... “Lunar outpost” redirects here. ...


At the beginning of the third serial, Quatermass and the Pit (1958–59), Quatermass's funding is being cut back and the Rocket Group is being handed over to military control, much to his disgust.[10] Command is to be handed over to Colonel Breen and Quatermass senses that he is being forced out: however, after the events of the serial, Breen is dead, Quatermass has helped to save the world, and London is in chaos.[11] The opening titles of Quatermass and the Pit. ...


It is not clear what happens to the Rocket Group immediately after this: the next time Quatermass is seen on screen (Quatermass, 1979) he has long been retired, living in retreat in the Scottish Highlands. He has recently become the guardian of his teenaged granddaughter, Hettie, after her parents were killed in a road accident in Germany.[12] After Hettie runs away from home he travels to London in search of her, and finds a dystopian world there. Quatermass and the scientist Joe Kapp establish that an alien force is causing the downturn of society and Quatermass forms a plan to induce the intruder away by the detonation of a nuclear device. He presses the button to detonate it himself, with Hettie's help, and they are killed in the blast as the planet is saved.[13] The opening title sequence of Quatermass. ... The Scottish Highlands are the mountainous regions of Scotland north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault. ... This article is about the philosophical concept and literary form. ...


Conceptual history

André Morell, the third actor to play the role on television, in Quatermass and the Pit (1958-59).
André Morell, the third actor to play the role on television, in Quatermass and the Pit (1958-59).

Nigel Kneale conceived the character of Quatermass in 1953, when he was assigned in his capacity as a BBC television staff drama writer to create a new six-part serial to run on Saturday nights in July and August.[14] Kneale initially named his leading character Professor Charlton,[15] but during the writing process decided he wanted something more striking and memorable.[16] A native of the Isle of Man, he was inspired by the fact that surnames beginning with "Qu" were common on the island.[17] The eventual name was picked from a London telephone directory; there was a family of that name who traded as fruiterers in the city's East End.[16] The surname has its origins as a measurement of land assigned in the division England by the Normans following their conquest of the country under William the Conquerer in 1066.[15] The Professor's first name, Bernard, was in honour of the astronomer Bernard Lovell, founder of the Jodrell Bank observatory.[17] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (994x766, 270 KB)Screen capture from Quatermass and the Pit, uploaded by Angmering to illustrate that article. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (994x766, 270 KB)Screen capture from Quatermass and the Pit, uploaded by Angmering to illustrate that article. ... André Morell as Professor Bernard Quatermass in the BBC Television serial Quatermass and the Pit (1958-59). ... The opening titles of Quatermass and the Pit. ... Moscow phone book, 1930. ... A greengrocer in central Milan with a sign in Milanese, the local dialect, claiming to be the oldest greengrocer of Milan (lortolán püŝee vêcc de Milan) A greengrocer is a retail trader in fruit and vegetables; that is, in green groceries. ... The East End of London, known locally as the East End, is an area, with no formal authority or boundaries, that spans a number of administative districts of London in England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Norman conquests in red. ... William I of England (c. ... Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell OBE PhD FRS (born 31 August 1913, Oldland Common, Bristol) is a British physicist and radio astronomer. ... The 76m Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory. ...


The director assigned to the serial, which was eventually named The Quatermass Experiment, was Rudolph Cartier. A few months beforehand he had directed a play entitled It Is Midnight, Dr Schweitzer for the BBC, and he offered the role of Quatermass to one of the stars of that play, André Morell.[15] Morell considered the offer but declined the part, which Cartier then offered to another actor who had appeared in It Is Midnight, Dr Schweitzer, Reginald Tate, who accepted.[15] A television director is usually responsible for directing the actors and other taped aspects of a television production. ... Rudolph Cartier (born Rudolph Katscher on April 17, 1904 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary; died June 8, 1994 in London, England, UK) was an Austrian television director, who worked almost exclusively in British television for the BBC. Cartier initially trained as an architect, but an enthusiasm for drama and the theatre... André Morell as Professor Bernard Quatermass in the BBC Television serial Quatermass and the Pit (1958-59). ... Reginald Tate (December 13, 1896 – August 23, 1955) was a British actor, veteran of many roles in film and on television. ...


The serial was a success, with the British Film Institute later describing it as "one of the most influential series of the 1950s."[18] The following year the BBC's Controller of Programmes, Cecil McGivern—who had initially feared that viewers would not accept such an unusual name for the leading character[17]—noted in reference to the impending launch of the rival ITV network that: "Had competitive television been in existence then, we would have killed it every Saturday night while [The Quatermass Experiment] lasted. We are going to need many more 'Quatermass Experiment' programmes."[19] A sequel, Quatermass II, was accordingly commissioned in 1955, but Reginald Tate died of a heart attack only a month before production was due to begin.[20] With very little time to find a replacement, John Robinson was picked as the only suitable actor available.[20] Robinson was uncomfortable about taking over from Tate and with some of the technical dialogue he was required to deliver, and his performance has been criticised as "robotic".[21] The British Film Institute (BFI) is a charitable organisation established by Royal Charter to encourage the development of the arts of film, television and the moving image throughout the United Kingdom, to promote their use as a record of contemporary life and manners, to promote education about film, television and... Cecil McGivern was a British broadcasting executive, who initially worked for BBC Radio before transferring to BBC Television in the late 1940s. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... The opening title sequence of Quatermass II. Quatermass II is a British television science-fiction serial, the second in the popular and influential Quatermass series written by Nigel Kneale. ... Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), more commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ... John Robinson (born November 11, 1908 in Liverpool, England, UK; died March 6, 1979 in London, England, UK) was a British actor. ...


At roughly the same time as Quatermass II was being transmitted by the BBC, Hammer Film Productions released their film adaptation of the first serial in British cinemas.[22] Directed by Val Guest, it was retitled The Quatermass Xperiment, and starred American actor Brian Donlevy as part of a deal to help the film find US distribution.[23] Kneale, who had little involvement with the film, was unimpressed with this casting. "I may have picked Quatermass's surname out of a phone book, but his first name was carefully chosen: Bernard, after Bernard Lovell, the creator of Jodrell Bank. Pioneer, ultimate questing man. Donlevy played him as a mechanic, a creature with a completely closed mind."[24] Val Guest has praised Donlevy's performance, saying that "he gave it absolute reality."[25] A poster for Dracula Prince of Darkness (1966). ... Val Guest signing autographs. ... The 1955 advertising poster for the films UK release. ... Brian Donlevy in The Big Combo Brian Donlevy (born Waldo Bruce Donlevy on February 9, 1901 in Cleveland, Ohio, died April 6, 1972 in Woodland Hills, California) was an American actor, known for many film roles from the 1930s to the 1960s. ...


Despite Kneale's reservations about the casting, The Quatermass Xperiment was the highest-grossing film Hammer had made up to that point in their history,[21] and has since been described by one academic as "the key British science fiction film of the 1950s."[26] Hammer were keen to make an immediate follow-up, and wanted to use Quatermass in their 1956 film X the Unknown; however, Kneale refused them the rights, and they created their own substitute character, Doctor Adam Royston.[27] They did release an adaptation of Quatermass II in 1957, called Quatermass 2 and this time with Kneale's involvement in the script.[28] To the writer's displeasure, Donlevy returned as Quatermass.[28] X the Unknown is a British science-fiction / horror film made by the famous Hammer Films company and released in 1956. ... Quatermass 2 (also known as Quatermass II) is a British science-fiction/horror film, produced by the Hammer company and released in 1957. ...


By the time of the second Hammer film's release in the summer of 1957, Kneale was already working on the scripts for a third and final BBC serial.[29] Titled Quatermass and the Pit and again produced and directed by Cartier, this was eventually broadcast in December and January 1958 and 1959.[30] John Robinson was no longer available to play Quatermass, so the role was offered instead to Alec Clunes.[31] Clunes turned down the part, and it was offered once more to André Morell, who this time accepted.[31] Morell has been praised by several reviewers as having given the definitive portrayal of Quatermass.[31][32] The serial itself has been praised by the BBC's own website as "simply the first finest thing the BBC ever made. It justifies licence fees to this day."[33] Despite this success, Kneale was unsure about whether the character would ever return, later telling an interviewer: "I didn't want to go on repeating because Professor Quatermass had already saved the world from ultimate destruction three times, and that seemed to me to be quite enough."[34] Alec Clunes (17 May 1912 Brixton, London-13 March 1970 London) was an British actor-manager. ... The domain name bbc. ... A television licence (or more correctly broadcast receiver licence, as it usually also pays for public radio) is an official licence required in many countries for all owners of television (and sometimes also radio) receivers. ...

John Mills as the Professor in 1979's concluding serial Quatermass.
John Mills as the Professor in 1979's concluding serial Quatermass.

As with the previous two serials, the film rights to Quatermass and the Pit were purchased by Hammer, although they did not release their version until 1967.[35] This time the film was directed by Roy Ward Baker and starred Scottish actor Andrew Keir, after Morell had been offered and declined the chance to play the part again.[36] Keir's performance was well-received, particularly in contrast to Donlevy's portrayal. The Guardian newspaper wrote in 1997 that: "Keir also made many films... most gratifyingly, perhaps, the movie version of Quatermass and the Pit (1967), when he finally replaced the absurdly miscast Brian Donlevy."[37] Download high resolution version (1024x768, 48 KB)Screen capture from Quatermass, uploaded by Angmering to illustrate that article. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 48 KB)Screen capture from Quatermass, uploaded by Angmering to illustrate that article. ... John Mills as Professor Bernard Quatermass in the Thames Television science-fiction serial Quatermass (1979). ... The opening title sequence of Quatermass. ... The opening titles of Quatermass and the Pit. ... Roy Ward Baker is a British film director born in 1916. ... This article is about the country. ... Andrew Keir, born Andrew Buggy on April 3, 1926 in Lanarkshire, Scotland, was a British actor, well-known for his roles in several Hammer Films horror film productions during the 1960s. ... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ...


Soon after the release of the Quatermass and the Pit film, Kneale was approached by Hammer about writing a fourth Quatermass story directly for them, but the idea came to nothing.[35] By the early 1970s Kneale was once again regularly writing for the BBC, who announced plans to produce a fourth Quatermass serial in 1972.[38] This was not in the event made by the BBC, but Kneale's scripts did see production in 1979, as a four-part serial for Thames Television called Quatermass.[39] This time John Mills played Quatermass in an expensive and high-profile production, which was screened on the ITV network.[40] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The opening title sequence of Quatermass. ... John Mills as Professor Bernard Quatermass in the Thames Television science-fiction serial Quatermass (1979). ...

Jason Flemyng as Quatermass in the 2005 remake of The Quatermass Experiment.
Jason Flemyng as Quatermass in the 2005 remake of The Quatermass Experiment.

Kneale was not keen to return to the character following this, telling one interviewer: "I blew him up... and I don't feel inclined to invent a 'Son of Quatermass' either."[41] However, in the late 1990s he conceived an idea for a prequel serial, entitled Quatermass in the Third Reich and set in Germany in the 1930s. The idea was submitted to the BBC, who turned it down.[42] Possible remakes of one or more of the Hammer film adaptations were also mooted at various points during the 1990s, with Dan O'Bannon scripting a potential new version of The Quatermass Experiment in 1993, but nothing was eventually filmed.[43] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Jason Flemyng (25 September 1966) is an English actor. ... The Quatermass Experiment is a British television science-fiction serial, transmitted by BBC Television in the summer of 1953. ... Dan OBannon (born Daniel Thomas OBannon on September 30, 1946 in St. ...


In 2005, the digital television channel BBC Four produced a new version of The Quatermass Experiment, transmitted live as the original had been.[44] Jason Flemyng starred as Quatermass.[45] The Times's television reviewer, Sarah Vine, commented of this production that: "Jason Flemyng as Quatermass made a surprisingly good fist of things... the live performance lent the drama an edge that might have been lost in re-takes."[46] Digital television (DTV) is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound by means of digital signals, in contrast to analog signals used by analog (traditional) TV. DTV uses digital modulation data, which is digitally compressed and requires decoding by a specially designed television set, or a... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Live television refers to television broadcasts of events or performances on a delay of between zero and fifteen seconds, rather than from video recordings or film. ... Jason Flemyng (25 September 1966) is an English actor. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1788. ...


Other media

In addition to the character's various television and film appearances, Quatermass was also seen in a variety of other media between the 1950s and the 1990s. In 1955 Kneale was invited by the publishers of the Daily Express to write a new prose Quatermass story for serialisation in their newspaper; as he was unable to think of a new storyline, they suggested he simply adapt Quatermass II, which he agreed to.[47] The serialisation ran in the Daily Express from December 5, 1955 to December 20, 1955, although Kneale was forced to draw it to a rapid conclusion when the paper lost interest in the project and instructed him to complete the story as soon as possible.[48] For other uses, see Daily Express (disambiguation). ... Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to the patterns of everyday speech. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ...


A script book for The Quatermass Experiment, including some photographs from the production, was released by Penguin Books in 1959.[49] This was followed by similar releases of Quatermass II and Quatermass and the Pit, both published in 1960.[49] All three of these releases were reprinted by Arrow Books in 1979 with new introductions by Kneale, to tie-in with the television transmission of the fourth and final serial.[35] It has been suggested that Penguin Modern Poets, Penguin Great Ideas be merged into this article or section. ...


Arrow Books also released a novelisation of the 1979 Quatermass serial, written by Kneale.[50] This was written during production, and contained many additional scenes and extra background detail not included in the original scripts. Kneale offered many of these new scenes to the producers of the television version, but by this stage it was too late for them to be incorporated.[50] A novelization (or novelisation in British English) is a fictional book that is written based on some other media story form rather than as an original work. ...


In 1995, BBC radio producer Paul Quinn approached Kneale with the idea of making a new radio series based around Quatermass, and the resulting project was produced and aired as the five-part serial The Quatermass Memoirs on BBC Radio 3 in the spring of 1996.[51] The serial had three strands: a monologue from Kneale recounting the background to the creation and writing of the original 1950s serials; archive material from both the original productions and contemporary news broadcasts; and a dramatised strand set shortly before the 1979 serial, with Quatermass being visited in retreat in Scotland by a reporter eager to write his life story.[51] Of the actors who had previously played Quatermass, only Keir and Mills were still alive; Keir took the role, his final professional performance before his death the following year.[52] The Quatermass Memoirs was repeated several times on digital radio station BBC7 from 2003, and the serial was released on CD in 2006.[51] BBC Radio is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927. ... BBC Radio 3 is a radio station operated by the BBC within the United Kingdom. ... A monologue, pronounced monolog, is a speech made by one person speaking his or her thoughts aloud or directly addressing a reader, audience, or character. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... BBC 7 is a digital radio station broadcasting comedy, drama, and childrens programming 24 hours a day. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s...


A live theatrical production of Quatermass and the Pit was staged, with the permission of Kneale, outdoors in a quarry at the village of Cropwell Bishop in Nottinghamshire in August 1997. The adaptation was written by Peter Thornhill and mounted by Creation Productions, with David Longford starring as Quatermass.[41] Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... A dimension stone quarry. ... Cropwell Bishop is a village in the borough of Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire, two miles to the east of the A46 in the NG12 postcode. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ...


All of the various film and surviving television productions featuring Quatermass have been released on DVD.[33][53] Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ...


Themes

Nigel Kneale explained in a 1990s interview the background that had led him to formulate Quatermass and the other characters of the original serial in 1953. "I wanted to write some strong characters, but I didn't want them to be like those horrible people in those awful American science fiction films, chewing gum and stating the obvious. Not that I wanted to do something terribly 'British', but I didn't like all the flag-waving you got in those films. I tried to get real human interest in the stories, and some good humour."[54]


Writing in 2005, the television history lecturer Dr Catherine Johnson felt that in the original three 1950s serials, Quatermass as a character represented the championing of science and rationality over the supernatural and the fantastic. "As a leading scientific innovator, Quatermass is invested with scientific and moral authority. Over the three serials, this authority is tested and undermined... Despite this, the narrative structure of all three serials works to reinforce the authority invested in Quatermass and in science. Although scientific enterprise is responsible for disastrous consequences in the first two Quatermass serials, it is only through science that the alien invasions are overcome... He is invested with the narrative authority to understand and explain the fantastic events depicted."[55]


The writer and critic Kim Newman went further, explaining in a 2003 television documentary on Nigel Kneale's career that he believed Quatermass to be not only a representation of science but of humanity itself. Referring to the conclusion of The Quatermass Experiment, he commented that: "It almost boils down to an editorial speech by Quatermass representing humanity, or the humane aspects of humanity. He talks to the monster, and so the monster is defeated by an intellectual argument or an emotional appeal."[56] Like Kneale, he contrasted this to American science-fiction productions, where the alien adversary would be defeated by "it being blown up or electrocuted, or having the entire firepower of the army turned against it."[56] Hammer had altered their film version of the story so that the creature is in fact killed by being electrocuted.[57] Kim Newman (born July 31, 1959) is an English journalist, film critic, and fiction writer. ...


In contrast to Newman's idea of Quatermass as the embodiment of humanity, writer and lecturer Peter Hutchings in his essay "We are the Martians" sees Quatermass as an isolated character. "In the 1950s Quatermass stories, Quatermass himself is someone who, while working to protect the nation, remains a curiously isolated figure, bereft of anything resembling a meaningful relationship. (In the 1979 Quatermass, he has acquired a granddaughter; possibly connected with this is the fact that here he seems a much weaker figure who can only defeat the aliens through the sacrifice of the lives of both himself and his granddaughter)."[58] Hutchings also compared this to American productions of the era: "The standard, if not clichéd, figures of the clean-cut square-jawed hero and his girl, which are present in some form or other in most US sf films of this period... are absent."[58]


Outside references

In February 1959 the BBC radio comedy series The Goon Show broadcast a parody of Quatermass and the Pit, entitled "The Scarlet Capsule". Harry Secombe played his regular character in The Goon Show, Neddie Seagoon, in turn playing "Professor Ned Quatermass, OBE."[59] This was followed later in the same year by a spoof on another BBC radio comedy show, That Man Chester, which launched a regular strand entitled "The Quite-a-Mess Three Saga", with Deryck Guyler as "Professor Quite-a-Mess".[59] However, the "Quite-a-Mess" name and references were dropped after only three of the episodes under pressure from Kneale, who felt that a 13-week spoof would be to the detriment of the original character.[49] The Goon Show was a popular and influential British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC from 1951 to 1960 on the BBC Home Service. ... Sir Harry Donald Secombe, CBE (8 September 1921–11 April 2001) was a Welsh entertainer with a noted fine tenor singing voice and a talent for comedy. ... Neddie Pugh Seagoon was a character in the British radio comedy, The Goon Show. ... Obe can mean: Obe, in Afghanistan Ebenezer Obe, a Nigerian musician. ... Deryck Guyler (April 29, 1914 - October 7, 1999) was a versatile British actor, equally at home with comedy and classical/character roles, but best known for his portrayal of officious short-tempered middle-aged men in sitcoms such as Please, Sir and Sykes. ...


A television spoof appeared in a 1986 episode of the BBC sketch show The Two Ronnies, which featured a sketch entitled "It Came From Outer Hendon", written by David Renwick. This spoof starred Ronnie Corbett as "Professor Martin Cratermouse".[41] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Two Ronnies was a British sketch show that aired on BBC One from 1971 to 1987. ... David Renwick (born September 4, 1951 in Luton, Bedfordshire, UK) is a British television writer, best known for creation of the sitcom One Foot in the Grave and the mystery series Jonathan Creek Before beginning his full-time comedy writing career, he worked as a journalist on his home town... Ronnie Corbett in Extras Ronald Balfour Corbett, OBE (born 4 December 1930 in Edinburgh, commonly credited as Ronnie Corbett) is a British comedian and actor, best known as one of The Two Ronnies. ...


Another television reference came in a 1988 episode of the BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who, a programme which had often been heavily influenced by the various Quatermass serials.[60][61] In episode three of the serial "Remembrance of the Daleks", set in 1963, the character of the military scientific advisor Dr Rachel Jensen remarks to her colleague Alison: "I wish Bernard was here." Alison replies: "British Rocket Group's got its own problems..."[62] The 2005 Doctor Who episode "The Christmas Invasion" featured the British Rocket Group, although the organisation was only identifiable by a logo not clearly seen on screen and never referred to in dialogue. It was, however, heavily referenced in a tie-in website for the episode created by the bbc.co.uk Doctor Who webteam.[63] The 1997 Doctor Who novel The Dying Days, set in its year of release, features in one chapter an elderly character introduced halfway through a sentence as "-ermass", and subsequently referred to as "Professor" and "Bernard" during his brief appearance.[64] Author Lance Parkin confirmed in his notes accompanying the later e-book release that this was a deliberate cameo from Quatermass, specifically the John Mills version from the final serial.[65] Doctor Who is a long-running award-winning British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. The series depicts the adventures of a mysterious time-traveller known as the Doctor who travels in his TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension(s) In Space) time ship, which appears from the exterior... Remembrance of the Daleks is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from October 5 to October 26, 1988. ... The Christmas Invasion is a 60-minute special episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... The domain name bbc. ... The Dying Days is an original novel written by Lance Parkin and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Lance Parkin is a British author, best known for writing fiction and reference books for television series, in particular Doctor Who (and spin-offs including the Virgin New Adventures and Faction Paradox) and Emmerdale. ... A user viewing an electronic page on an eBook reading device In computing, an e-book (for electronic book: also eBook, ebook) is the digital media equivalent of a conventional printed book. ...


The film director John Carpenter wrote the screenplay for his 1987 film Prince of Darkness under the pseudonym "Martin Quatermass".[66] Carpenter had previously worked with Nigel Kneale on the 1982 film Halloween III: Season of the Witch.[67] The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, film score composer and occasional actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A pseudonym (Greek: , pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons legal name. ... Halloween III: Season of the Witch is a horror film released in 1982. ...


In the early 1970s, a British progressive rock group named both themselves and their first album "Quatermass".[68] For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Quatermass was a British progressive rock band formed in London, England in September 1969. ... Quatermass is an album by British progressive rock band Quatermass, first released in May 1970. ...


The song "Mars Within", the first track of Bruce Dickinson's solo album Tyranny of Souls, features the line: "Professor Quatermass, where are you?" This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tyranny of Souls is a heavy metal album and it was released on May 23, 2005 (see 2005 in music) by Bruce Dickinson. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ Quatermass creator dies, aged 84. BBC News Online (2006-11-01). Retrieved on 2007-05-08.
  2. ^ Adrian, Jack. "Nigel Kneale", The Independent, 2006-11-02. Retrieved on 2007-05-08. 
  3. ^ "A tale of British boffins", The Daily Telegraph, 2005-03-19. Retrieved on 2007-05-08. 
  4. ^ a b "Contact Has Been Established". Writer - Nigel Kneale; Producer/director - Rudolph Cartier. The Quatermass Experiment. BBC, London. 1953-07-18.
  5. ^ a b "Episode 1". Writer - Nigel Kneale; Producer - Paul Quinn. The Quatermass Memoirs. BBC Radio 3, London. 1996-03-04.
  6. ^ Murray, p. 188.
  7. ^ "State of Emergency". Writer - Nigel Kneale; Producer/director - Rudolph Cartier. The Quatermass Experiment. BBC, London. 1953-08-22.
  8. ^ "The Bolts". Writer - Nigel Kneale; Producer/director - Rudolph Cartier. Quatermass II. BBC, London. 1955-10-22.
  9. ^ "The Coming". Writer - Nigel Kneale; Producer/director - Rudolph Cartier. Quatermass II. BBC, London. 1955-11-12.
  10. ^ "The Halfmen". Writer - Nigel Kneale; Producer/director - Rudolph Cartier. Quatermass and the Pit. BBC, London. 1958-12-22.
  11. ^ "Hob". Writer - Nigel Kneale; Producer/director - Rudolph Cartier. Quatermass and the Pit. BBC, London. 1959-01-26.
  12. ^ "Ringstone Round". Writer - Nigel Kneale; Producer - Ted Childs; Director - Piers Haggard. Quatermass. ITV, London. 1979-10-24.
  13. ^ "An Endangered Species". Writer - Nigel Kneale; Producer - Ted Childs; Director - Piers Haggard. Quatermass. ITV, London. 1979-11-14.
  14. ^ Pixley, p. 3.
  15. ^ a b c d Murray, p. 28.
  16. ^ a b Pixley, p. 5.
  17. ^ a b c Pixley, p. 6.
  18. ^ Collinson, Gavin. Quatermass Experiment, The (1953). Screenonline. Retrieved on 2007-05-08.
  19. ^ Johnson, p. 21.
  20. ^ a b Pixley, pp. 17–18.
  21. ^ a b Hearn & Rigby, p. 6.
  22. ^ Pixley, p. 21.
  23. ^ Murray, p. 45.
  24. ^ Hearn & Rigby, p. 7.
  25. ^ Kinsey, p. 35.
  26. ^ Hunter, p. 8.
  27. ^ Kinsey, p. 41.
  28. ^ a b Kinsey, p. 50.
  29. ^ Pixley, p. 27.
  30. ^ Pixley, p. 47.
  31. ^ a b c Murray, p. 67.
  32. ^ Sangster, Jim; Paul Condon (2005). "The Quatermass series", TV Heaven. London: HarperCollins, pp. 596–601. ISBN 0007190999. 
  33. ^ a b Quatermass DVD. bbc.co.uk (2005-03-31). Retrieved on 2007-05-08.
  34. ^ Pixley, p. 36.
  35. ^ a b c Pixley, p. 39.
  36. ^ Murray, p. 95.
  37. ^ Purser, Philip. "Obituary: Formidable regular on the small screen: Andrew Keir", The Guardian, 1997-10-07, p. 14. 
  38. ^ Dunkley, Chris. "Quatermass and Quixote in BBC drama plans", The Times, 1972-11-15, p. 19. 
  39. ^ Duguid, Mark. Quatermass (1979). Screenonline. Retrieved on 2007-01-31.
  40. ^ Murray, p. 140.
  41. ^ a b c Pixley, p. 40.
  42. ^ Murray, p. 188.
  43. ^ Murray, pp. 183–185.
  44. ^ BBC FOUR to produce a live broadcast of the sci-fi classic, The Quatermass Experiment. BBC Press Office (2005-03-03). Retrieved on 2007-05-08.
  45. ^ In Pictures - The Quatermass Experiment. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 2007-05-08.
  46. ^ Vine, Sarah. "A better class of property porn; Last night's TV", The Times, 2005-04-07, p. 27. Retrieved on 2007-05-24. 
  47. ^ Pixley, p. 24.
  48. ^ Pixley, p. 26.
  49. ^ a b c Pixley, p. 38.
  50. ^ a b Murray, p. 138.
  51. ^ a b c Pixley, Andrew (2006). The Quatermass Memoirs - sleeve notes. London: BBC Worldwide. ISBN 1846 071054. 
  52. ^ Murray, p. 177.
  53. ^ Brown, Geoff. "New videos", The Times, 2003-04-23. Retrieved on 2007-05-08. 
  54. ^ Hunter, p. 50.
  55. ^ Johnson, p. 29.
  56. ^ a b "The Kneale Tapes". Producer - Tom Ware; Executive Producer - Michael Poole. Timsehift. BBC Four. 2003-10-15.
  57. ^ Kinsey, p. 32.
  58. ^ a b Hunter, p. 39.
  59. ^ a b Pixley, p. 37.
  60. ^ Howe, David J.; Mark Stammers and Stephen James Walker (1992). Doctor Who: The Sixties, paperback, London: Virgin Publishing, p. 156. ISBN 0-86369-707-0. 
  61. ^ Parkin, Lance; Lars Pearson (2006). A History—An Unauthorised History of the Doctor Who Universe. Des Moines: Mad Norwegian Press, p. 93. ISBN 0-9725959-9-6. 
  62. ^ "Remembrance of the Daleks - Part Three". Writer - Ben Aaronovitch; Director - Andrew Morgan; Producer - John Nathan-Turner. Doctor Who. BBC One, London. 1988-10-19.
  63. ^ Pixley, Andrew (2006-11-06, cover date). "Christmas Special: The Christmas Invasion". Doctor Who Magazine — Series Two Companion (Special Edition 14): pp. 12–21. 
  64. ^ Parkin, Lance. The Dying Days - Chapter Two - Page 16. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 2007-05-08.
  65. ^ Parkin, Lance. The Dying Days - Author Notes - Chapter Two. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 2007-05-08.
  66. ^ Prince of Darkness (1987). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-02-10.
  67. ^ Murray, p. 159.
  68. ^ Kellman, Andy. Quatermass. All Music Guide. Retrieved on 2007-05-08.

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Bernard Quatermass information - Search.com (1849 words)
Professor Bernard Quatermass is a fictional character, created by the writer Nigel Kneale originally for BBC Television, who appeared in three influential BBC science fiction serials of the 1950s, and made his swansong in a final serial for Thames Television in 1979.
Quatermass and the scientist Joe Kapp establish that an alien force is causing the downturn of society and Quatermass forms a plan to force the intruder away by the detonation of a nuclear device: he presses the button to detonate it himself, and is killed in the blast as the planet is saved.
Quatermass and the Pit was the final Quatermass serial to be broadcast by the BBC, although the character did return one final time over twenty years later in 1979, with a serial simply entitled Quatermass for ITV.
Bernard Quatermass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1818 words)
Professor Bernard Quatermass is a fictional character, created by the writer Nigel Kneale originally for BBC Television, who appeared in three influential BBC science fiction serials of the 1950s, and made his swansong in a final serial for Thames Television in 1979.
Quatermass and the scientist Joe Kapp establish that an alien force is causing the downturn of society and Quatermass forms a plan to force the intruder away by the detonation of a nuclear device: he presses the button to detonate it himself, and is killed in the blast as the planet is saved.
Quatermass and the Pit was the final Quatermass serial to be broadcast by the BBC, although the character did return one final time over twenty years later in 1979, with a serial simply entitled Quatermass for ITV.
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