Quatermass and The Pit | Episode 1

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Scientists search for the origin of a mysterious capsule found buried in a London building site.

is a British television science-fiction serial transmitted live by BBC Television in December 1958 and January . It was the third and last of the BBC’s Quatermass serials. 

This serial has been cited as having influenced Stephen King and the film director John Carpenter.

Episode One:

Workmen discover a pre-human skull while building in the fictional Hobbs Lane (formerly Hob’s Lane, Hob being an antiquated name for the Devil) in Knightsbridge, London. Dr Matthew Roney, a paleontologist, examines the remains and reconstructs a dwarf-like humanoid with a large brain volume, which he believes to be a primitive man. As further excavation is undertaken, something that looks like a missile is unearthed; further work by Roney’s group is halted because the military believe it to be an unexploded Second World War bomb.

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Stars: , , Anthony Bushell

You’re about to watch one the greatest sci-fi series ever made.


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