top of page

There's No Trouble Quite Like Quatermass Trouble...

If you're out there, I'm calling on all Quatermass experts to help me solve a dilemma.


I recently purchased a region 2 DVD set of the Quatermass television shows as they appeared on BBC television (before they were made into movies). The first series, The Quatermass Experiment (1953), runs six episodes long, but only the first two survive in video form. I was delighted to discover that the scripts for the lost episodes were available as a pdf download on the discs I purchased.

When I tried to access the script for the third episode, I saw the first few pages and thought, "Man, I wish this were clearer..."

Then a few pages later, I saw that it gets even worse:

I know that the major selling point of the DVD set is to get the surviving video portions of the show, but I'm very disappointed in the pdf reproduction of these lost episodes.

I'd really love to read these scripts. I found this book for sale online, but I'm not sure whether this is a collection of the actual scripts or a novelization. If anyone can shed any light on this, I'd be most grateful. Many thanks!

71 views1 comment

1 Comment

Mar 01, 2021

I believe Kneale did publish the original television scripts for the 1953 television serial, whilst I'm not aware of it ever being novelized. The image at the end is from the reprint edition of the Quatermass 1 scripts.

bottom of page