Quick shout out for any fellow British types still lurking on the Deck. Talking Pictures TV will be broadcasting ITV’s 1979 Quatermass from next Tuesday, May 19th. Freeview availability varies with region, but the channel is on Freesat.
Also known as The Quatermass Conclusion, the series depicts a world falling apart and John Mills plays an ailing version of the venerable professor hunting for his granddaughter while weird stuff happens at stone circles and football stadiums. It isn’t as highly regarded as the BBC trilogy, but still manages some dramatic twists. Keep an eye out for a pre-Manimal Simon MacCorkindale - and Toyah Willcox and Brian Tilsley from Coronation Street.