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Into The Unknown

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The only biography of legendary scriptwriter Nigel Kneale, fully revised & updated.

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Since the earliest days of British television drama, scriptwriter Nigel Kneale has been a seminal figure. His Quatermass serials for the BBC were a seismic event in the 1950s, before finding international success when adapted by Hammer Films for the big screen. Later TV plays, such as The Road, The Stone Tape and The Year of the Sex Olympics, skilfully blend elements of science fiction and the ghost story. They remain classics and Kneale himself a great influence on popular culture.

Into the Unknown charts Nigel Kneale’s extraordinary career, from his childhood on the Isle of Man, to his fraught days at the BBC, strange adventures in Hollywood, and his status as legend to legions of fans. It draws on a wealth of research and many hours of interviews with Kneale himself, as well as prominent admirers. These include John Carpenter, Ramsey Campbell, Grant Morrison, Russell T Davies, and Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson of the League of Gentlemen.

Written with the co-operation of Nigel Kneale himself, and drawing heavily on extensive interviews with him, this new edition of Into The Unknown — fully revised and updated — features a wealth of previously unpublished material.

A pioneer in science fiction.John Carpenter
People have been riffing off him for a long time.Grant Morrison
Nigel Kneale invented popular television.Mark Gatiss

 

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By Andy Murray
Book Format Paperback
Book Pagecount 340
Book ISBN NO-ISBN
Book Size 229mm x 152mm
SKU: 2838023a778d