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Quatermass

Matthew Sweet celebrates Nigel Kneale's groundbreaking 1950s TV sci-fi series with Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Una McCormack , Claire Langhamer and Matthew Kneale

Dr Who collaborators Mark Gatiss and Stephen Moffat, academics Una McCormack and Claire Langhamer and Matthew Kneale join Matthew Sweet to celebrate Nigel Kneale's groundbreaking 1953 BBC TV sci-fi serial The Quatermass Experiment, which spawned two late 1950s sequels and an ITV final run in autumn 1979.

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A discussion of HG Wells with Louisa Treger, Mark Blacklock, Joanna Kavenna and Christopher Priest https://bbc.in/32yjvEZ

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