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The Quatermass Experiment (2005)

Professor Bernard Quatermass' manned rocket ship returns to Earth but two of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate.

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Richard Fell (adaptation), Nigel Kneale (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Flemyng ... Professor Bernard Quatermass
Adrian Dunbar ... Detective Lomax
Mark Gatiss ... John Paterson
David Tennant ... Doctor Gordon Briscoe
Indira Varma ... Judith Carroon
Andrew Tiernan ... Victor Carroon (as Andy Tiernan)
Adrian Bower ... James Fullalove
Isla Blair ... Blaker
Paul Broughton Paul Broughton ... News Editor
Stephen Boxer ... Colonel
Matthew Flynn ... Charles Greene
Carsten Hayes ... Ludwig Reichenheim
Jane Hill Jane Hill ... Newsreader
Tracy O'Flaherty Tracy O'Flaherty ... Louisa Greene
Greg Sheffield Greg Sheffield ... Boy
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Professor Bernard Quatermass' manned rocket ship returns to Earth but two of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate.

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK] | BBC Four [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Эксперимент Куотермасса See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

On two occasions near the middle of the live broadcast on April 2, 2005, a large on-screen graphic was overlaid, advising viewers that a major news story, the death of Pope John Paul II, was being covered on BBC News 24. See more »

Goofs

When they show Victor the film in the hospital, we are looking through the transparent screen towards Victor. But the countdown numbers at the start of the film appear the right way round to us so they'd be the wrong way round for those watching from the other side of the screen. See more »

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Follows Quatermass II (1955) See more »

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Quatermass BBC 4
3 April 2005 | by stig114See all my reviews

Like the previous poster, I too was impressed by the Quatarmass drama aired live on BBC4 on April 2nd. Though I am too young to remember the original and its various adaptations, I had heard enough about it to convince myself that this would be some schlock 1950s-style "creature feature" sci-fi fest. Instead, the BBC served up a couple of hours live science fiction, that although short on special effects was not short on tension and creditable performances. Jason Flemyng's performance as the eponymous Professor was one that captured well the scientist's terror at what his experiment unleashed combined with the cool, detached analytic mind of the scientist trying to sort it all out. The mix of studio and location settings in a live drama was ambitious and cuts between them were seamless, the use of VT was a bit of a cheat, but hey they used to do it in Z cars all the time. This was, nevertheless a triumph for live television, a credit to all those involved.


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