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Nigel Kneale (1922 - 2006) was a popular and influential British screenwriter whose work had a lasting effect on television drama. Many of his works contain SF and horror elements, though he fiercely resisted being labelled as "a science fiction writer". (Considering some of the company his work would keeping in the annals of TV sci-fi writing, one can understand his reluctance.)

His television works include:

  • The Quatermass Experiment and sequels
  • A popular adaptation of Nineteen Eighty-Four starring Peter Cushing
  • The Creature, later adapted as the Hammer Horror film The Abominable Snowman (both also starring Peter Cushing)
  • The Year of the Sex Olympics, prescient drama set in a dystopian future where the population is kept docile with a diet of low-brow reality shows
  • The Stone Tape, in which scientists bite off more than they can chew while attempting to figure out the scientific basis of a haunting

His film screenplays include:


Works by Nigel Kneale with their own trope pages:


Other works by Nigel Kneale provide examples of:

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