Patreon Extract: 100 Years of Nigel Kneale

Nigel Kneale in 1955, on the set of the BBC’s Quatermass II.

The date this episode drops, 28th April 2022, would’ve been the 100th birthday of Nigel Kneale, the great pioneer of SF/horror TV and film, who died in 2006.  Here, in an extract from our forthcoming episode on Kneale’s film version of Quatermass and the Pit (1967), renowned horror author Simon Clark tells Dan the story of how he found the script books of Kneale’s 1950s Quatermass serials in a second-hand bookshop and why they are so important to him.

To hear the full version of this interview, in which Simon discusses in detail not just the three script books but also Kneale’s other literary works, sign up to our Patreon page.

To tide you over until our full Quatermass episode is released, check out our earlier Kneale-themed content: our Missed Classic on Beasts: During Barty’s Party (1976) and our Halloween Retrospective on Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), and Dan’s written appreciation of The Woman in Black (1989).

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