Nigel Kneale


Thomas Nigel Kneale (1922-2006) was a British writer best known for his televisions work shuch as The Quatermass Experiment (1953) and a controversial adaptation of George Orwell‘s Nineteen Eight-Four (1949) in 1954.

Kneale showed considerable promise as a prose writer: Tomato Cain and Other Stories (1949), a collection of short stories, won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1950.

The Quatermass Experiment (1953) introduced the eponymous Professor Bernard Quatermass, here played by Reginald Tate.

Rudolph Cartier

A successful adaptation of Wuthering Heights lead to Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954)

Quatermass II (1955) and Quatermass and the Pit (1958-59).

Later work includes the satirical dystopia The Year of the Sex Olympics (1968), broadcast as part of Theatre 625 drama anthology series, The Stone Tape (1972) and the anthology series Beasts (1976).


  • Jacobs, Jason (2000) The Intimate Screen
  • Kneale, Nigel (1949) Tomato Cain and Other Stories
  • Kneale, Nigel (1959) The Quatermass Experiment (Script book)
  • Kneale, Nigel (1960) Quatermass II (Script book)
  • Kneale, Nigel (1960) Quatermass and the Pit (Script book)
  • Kneale, Nigel (1976) The Year of the Sex Olympics and Other TV Plays
  • Kneale, Nigel (1979) Quatermass (Novelization)
  • Murray, Andy (2006) Into the Unknown: The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale
  • Orwell, George (1949) Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Pixley, Andrew (2005) The Quatermass Collection—Viewing Notes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s