Thursday, 2 November 2006

Nigel Kneale

Nigel Kneale died a few days ago. Kneale was the writer of The Quartermass Experiment, a 1953 science fiction series that revolutionised TV drama.

Among his other plays for television were a 1954 adaptation of George Orwell’s1984 and The Year of the Sex Olympics. The latter is notable because the subject matter, which was then science fiction, we now know today as ‘reality’ television.

Mark Gatiss of The League of Gentleman offers a really nice tribute to him here.

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