Writer Nigel Kneale's 1950s Quatermass trilogy set an early benchmark for TV science fiction. Despite being played by different actors in each series the character of Professor Quatermass became one of television's first heroes and the serials themselves earned a place in small-screen history.
The Quatermass Experiment
Starring Reginald Tate as Professor Quatermass with Isabel Dean and Duncan Lamont
When a spacecraft crashes back to Earth, Professor Quatermass, Head of the British Experimental Rocket Group rushes to the scene. As the true condition of the sole survivor becomes apparent, Quatermass must confront a seemingly inexorable alien life form...
Starring John Robinson as Professor Quatermass with Monica Grey and Hugh Griffin
Mysterious showers of meteorites lead Professor Quatermass on a trail to a factory in a deserted village. What awaits him is a worldwide alien conspiracy that threatens to take over the planet and turn its human population into zombies...
Quatermass and the Pit
Starring André Morell as Professor Quatermass with Cec Linder, Anthony Bushell and John Stratton
When ancient bones and something resembling an unexploded bomb are found on a London building site, the military and scientists are baffled. As further astounding discoveries are made, the renowned Professor Quatermass begins to unravel a terrifying thread of chaos and terror.