Scientists search for the origin of a mysterious capsule found buried in a London building site.
This serial has been cited as having influenced Stephen King and the film director John Carpenter.
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.
Written by Nigel Kneale
You’re about to watch one the greatest sci-fi series ever made.